• Location: Colwyn Bay,
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Not Supplied
  • Salary Range: Not Supplied
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 15 February, 2024 12:00 AM

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Permanent Year 5/6 Teacher - Ysgol Swn y Don

Permanent Year 5/6 Teacher - Ysgol Swn y Don

Conwy County Borough Council

Penmaenrhos, Colwyn Bay, LL29 9LL

Tel: (01492) 577290

Headteacher: Mrs Suzanne Fox

Required as soon as possible


Ysgol Swn y Don are seeking to appoint a passionate, nurturing and experienced Year 5/6 teacher to join our effective team.

Vision. Aspiration. Purpose.

At Swn y Don we nurture creativity and encourage all to follow their dreams.

We are passionate about putting the children first, through an inclusive, inspiring and innovative curriculum, which goes beyond the classroom. We provide a learning environment that is built on the foundations of trust, respect and acceptance. Our children are safe and happy.

We truly believe at Swn y Don, anything is possible!

Through support and care, we empower our pupils to be successful, giving them the tools to understand how to reflect, develop and take responsibility for their own learning journeys.

Working together, to create a better future for all!

Widen your horizons.

Believe in your dreams.

Applications are invited from experienced and committed teachers, who understand the importance of developing the Curriculum for Wales, through the four purposes and place wellbeing and nurture at the heart of their teaching and learning.

What we offer:
  • A friendly, welcoming and nurturing school where everyone is valued.
  • A Trauma Informed environment where inclusivity, equality and equity are our core values.
  • Dedicated and motivated staff who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school and in the community.
  • The full support of the Headteacher and Governors for professional and leadership development.
The successful applicants will;
  • Display effective classroom organisation and behaviour management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills with learners, members of the Governing Body, staff, parents/carers and the ability to liaise with other professionals effectively.
  • Be able to meet the requirements of the Professional standards for Teaching and Leadership.
  • Be able to work effectively, using your own initiative independently and as part of a team.
  • Be reliable, resilient, flexible and proactive.
  • The ability to lead an AOLE.
  • An interest in Language, Literacy and Communication would be advantageous.
  • Be experienced in planning for transition from primary to secondary.
We are looking for:
  • Outstanding classroom practice and the ability to motivate and engage young learners; the applicant will be inspiring, innovative, creative, caring, full of enthusiasm and who will make our children's learning enjoyable and fun.
  • Have a good knowledge of systems of pastoral care, including pupil empowerment.
  • Be able to effectively work together as members of our strong school team and contribute fully to the life of the school including extra-curricular activities.
  • A caring teacher who has the welfare of our pupils and their families at the core of everything they do.
  • An additional benefit would be to have applicants who have an interest and experience of working with children with Additional Learning Needs.

Desirable qualities and skills:
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of assessment processes and progression steps.
  • A desire to develop leadership skills and aspire to further their own professional learning.
  • Be able to effectively lead whole school initiatives through collaboration and research based projects.

The ability to teach and communicate effectively through the medium

Welsh is desirable for this post.

Due to the nature of the post the successful candidate will be subject to

a disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

It is a requirement that successful candidate will need to register with the Education Workforce Council prior to commencing employment

To apply for this post, please visit to apply online.

Please note the authority no longer issues application forms and does not accept CVs.

For further information or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact the Head Teacher on 01492 577290

Conwy is committed to safeguarding - qualifications and references will be verified

If not informed within 3 weeks of the closing date, candidates must assume they have not

been shortlisted for interview and will therefore not be notified in writing.

In promoting equal opportunities Conwy welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. All disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be guaranteed an interview.

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