• Location: St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School,
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  • Hours: Not Specified
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  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £65,000.00 - £70,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
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Headteacher - St Mary's Primary School

Headteacher - St Mary's Primary School

Bridgend County Borough Council
Headteacher - St Mary's Primary School
Job description
The Governing Body of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint a strong, dynamic, and inspirational Headteacher to further the achievements of this welcoming and caring school with a strong Catholic ethos.


St Mary’s provides exciting and meaningful learning for 259 pupils aged 3-11. The school benefits from an excellent outdoor learning environment and very strong links to the local parish. It is a place where children are developed in body, mind, and spirit. Throughout the school experienced and supportive teaching staff provide exciting and meaningful learning experiences and they have the highest expectations of themselves and of each child from Nursery to Year 6.


We are seeking to appoint an individual who will ensure that all pupils and staff are able to fulfil their potential within a caring and supportive Catholic community.

Is a committed practising Catholic, with a distinct vision of Catholic education in Wales in the 21st Century, who will cherish and support the Catholic ethos of our school.


Has excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire all of our children and colleagues.


Will continue to raise aspirations, standards, and achievements for all of our children.

Has proven leadership skills and is a strategic thinker, with a vision to introduce new ideas along with the ability to identify and sustain long term improvement through supporting, inspiring and challenging staff.


Is committed to the further development of the partnership with the parish, parents, and the wider community through taking an active role in the life and mission of the school.


An outstanding primary classroom practitioner.


A strategic thinker who can develop and articulate an innovative, strategic vision for the school effectiveness, inclusion, and wellbeing mindful of the impact of these on pupil outcomes.


In return we offer:


Talented, stimulating, positive and enthusiastic children who are keen to learn.

Professional dedicated teaching and support staff who are willing to undertake continuous professional development.

A supportive Governing Body that possesses a clear vision for the future of the school

Close working relationships with parents, the parish and partner schools

An exciting opportunity to make a real difference.


The ability to greet customers through the medium of Welsh is a requirement for this post


Protecting children, young people or adults at risk is a core responsibility of all council employees.


Criminal records check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) is a requirement for this post.


Start Date: September 2024

Application Form: Please complete and submit the Senior Leadership Application Form which can be located on the CES Website: Model Application Forms (

Closing Date: 28 February 2024. Please submit applications to the Chair of the Governing Body (Dr. David Bolton) by emailing

Shortlisting Date: 4 March 2024

Interview Dates: 19 & 20 March 2024

For further information please contact the school by calling 01656 815560 or by emailing admin@stmaryscps.bridgend.cyrmu

St Mary's Prospectus will be found here

We encourage a school visit; this can be arranged by using the above contact details. Further information can also be found on our website:


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