Archdiocese of Cardiff
Archesgobaeth Caerdydd

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Old Bulwark Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5JE

“Learning for Life with Christ as our Light”

Deputy Headteacher
Required for September 1st 2018 Post ID: L33260002
Salary: L6 – L10 NOR 192 (Reception to Year 6)

Quotes taken from Pupil, staff and parent surveys, January 2018
“I get the support I need with coming to terms with growing up and going on to adulthood”
“I am more than happy with this school and wouldn’t want my child to go anywhere else”
“What I really like about this school is that boys and girls get treated equally and we get the respect we need”
“The class teachers are very approachable and work hard to support our children’s wellbeing”.
“This school is really good because it offers so much…they really care about your work and get the best out of you”
“I am proud to say my children attend St Mary’s, it is a good school and I think the improving ethos is very encouraging thank you”.
“This school is amazing, it deals really well with learning difficulties and allows us to be responsible for ourselves”

Welsh language assessment: Welsh language skills are desirable.

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint a Deputy Headteacher who is an exceptional person, outstanding in leadership, innovation and vision to work with the Headteacher to take the school to the next level of excellence. St Mary’s has just been categorised as “Green” by Welsh Government meaning it is a “Highly Effective School”. We are near to excellent road and rail transport links with Cardiff, Newport and Bristol (bridge tolls end this year).

The successful candidate will:
• Be a practising Catholic committed to excellence in Catholic education
• Possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and desire to promote the Catholic ethos of the school
• Have the ability to inspire and motivate all children and staff to achieve their full potential
• Have high expectations of children’s behaviour and achievement
• Exercise leadership skills to inspire people and manage resources with vision and innovation
• Willingly embrace new challenges as an outstanding classroom practitioner
• Be committed to the continued development of the schools partnership with the parish, parents and the wider community

In return we offer:
• A supportive Governing Body that possesses a clear vision for the future of the school
• Dedicated and caring staff
• Good links within both our Catholic Cluster of Schools and Chepstow Cluster of Schools
• A commitment to the career development of our staff
• Happy and well behaved children who are eager to learn
• Parents who are actively supportive of the school

If you believe you possess the qualities to support the Headteacher in leading St Mary’s School, we welcome your interest. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Natasha Hall, School Administrator on 01291 623006 or email:
Application forms can be completed online or down loaded via:
Completed paper Catholic Education Service application forms should be returned to the following address:-
People Services, Monmouthshire County Council, PO BOX 106, CALDICOT, NP26 9AN

Closing date: 16th April 2018
Shortlisting: 17th April 2018
Interviews: 27th April 2018

St Mary’s Catholic School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS clearance.