Archdiocese of Cardiff in partnership with Cardiff Council

St. Patrick’s R.C. Primary School
Lucknow Street, Grangetown, Cardiff CF11 6NA
Tel. 029 2022 6237 Fax. 029 2039 7928 E-mail:

Our Mission is to be the best I can be and proud I am me.

Salary Scale L15 – 21 Post ref: ED50052726

The Governing Body of St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint an inspirational leader to further the achievements of this happy, multi-cultural, successful school. Based in the vibrant Welsh capital city of Cardiff, St. Patrick’s has around 300 pupils, aged 4 to 11, providing education for pupils living in the south of the City, close to Cardiff Bay and the city centre.

The school is seeking a practising Roman Catholic headteacher who is really inspired by their journey so far, someone who embraces the opportunities that the school has to offer and recognises that this role could be the defining moment of their career.
At St. Patrick’s you will find a community of teachers and support staff who genuinely care about every one of their pupils, and who are dedicated to ensuring all pupils develop to “be the best they can be!”
What the school needs is a leader who is committed to taking the school on its exciting journey into the new ‘Curriculum for Wales’, someone who really takes on the school as their own, embodying the values, inspiring the teachers and pupils and committing to the community.

We are looking for a headteacher who:
• Is a committed, practising Catholic, with a clear vision of Catholic Education, who will cherish and support the Catholic ethos of our school.
• Has the vision and drive to promote and inspire the highest standards of teaching, learning and behaviour.
• Will inspire and motivate our staff and children whilst making them feel valued and supported.
• Is an effective communicator who leads by example.
• Is a strategic thinker, with the vision to introduce new ideas, and has the ability to both identify and sustain areas for improvement.
• Has high expectations and aspirations and will promote and celebrate the achievements of all our children.
• Will continue to promote a strong sense of engagement with children, parents, parish and the wider community.
• Will aspire to ensure all children reach their full potential.

Our children are looking for a headteacher who:
• “Will manage the school, be kind and loving and have good presentation.”
• “Be faithful, kind, loving and wise”
• “Should respect all the children and care about the staff. They should be happy but sometimes grumpy if they are tired.”
• “Should be bold and strong, thoughtful and considerate; good at solving arguments and speaking clearly; they should be good-minded.”

In return we can offer you:
• A warm and welcoming school community
• Happy, enthusiastic and caring children
• A dedicated staff who are committed to supporting and developing the school
• An effective, supportive and active Governing Body
• An exciting opportunity to lead an inner city, diverse and inclusive school.

Required for as soon as possible.

Closing date: 24th January 2019 at 12noon
Shortlisting: 31st January 2019
Interviews to be held: 19th/20th February 2019

Please contact Connect-2-Cardiff (C2C) on Tel: 02920 872087 or e-mail Cardiff Works at for an application pack quoting reference: and the job title.

Completed applictions should be emailed to

The successful candidate will be expected to sign the Catholic Education Service Contract of Employment.

St Patrick’s Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitments. Appointments to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and satisfactory references, which will be taken up for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

Visits to the school will be welcomed and a Governor will be available to show interested parties on request. If you wish to take advantage of this, please contact the school office on (029) 20226237 to arrange an appointment.