• Hours: Part time
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £60,000.00 - £65,000.00
  • Language: English

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Head Teacher - Roch Community Primary School

Pembrokeshire County Council
Job Description

Following the retirement of our current Headteacher, the Governors of Roch CP School are seeking to recruit an inspirational and committed leader who will continue to embody and promote the school vision:

To be a happy, safe, nurturing community,

with positive values at its core,

opening the Hearts and Minds of its learners

through inspiring, authentic experiences,

opening Doors to a world of opportunity and possibility.

To start 1st September 2024

The Governors of Roch CP School seek to appoint an outstanding Headteacher to lead our successful, happy and inclusive school.

The successful candidate will need to be:

  • An enthusiastic, inspirational and innovative leader with proven teaching and management skills
  • A person who demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Committed to maintaining our current ethos, high standards and continuous improvement
  • Enthusiastic about nurturing the partnerships between pupils, parents, staff, governors and the wider community
  • Able to develop and implement a clear vision for the ongoing development of our school in accordance with the principles of the curriculum for Wales.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong pedagogical approaches as there is an expectation that the Headteacher will undertake a limited teaching commitment.

Our school is situated in a thriving and welcoming rural setting just outside the Pembrokeshire National Park. It is overlooked by an historic castle and is within walking distance of a Blue Flag beach which provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoor learning. The school proudly involves itself in all aspects of community life.

The school has an enthusiastic, talented and dedicated team of staff, and is supported by our excellent, committed Governing Body. We strive to ensure that all pupils receive the best possible start in life and develop as ambitious, capable learners who are well rounded and respectful citizens of Wales.

" The school promotes the Welsh language, culture and heritage well " ( Estyn 2023) and holds the Bronze Siarter Iaith award.

The school is committed to being a health promoting community and healthy and sustainable practices are part and parcel of school life. We hold the "Green Flag" as a recognition of our commitment to environmental issues.

"The school is a welcoming community where well-being is a priority. The school's ethos and vision ensure that all pupils have regular opportunities to participate fully in the life of the school. Together with pupils and parents, all staff build positive professional relationships with learners and their families across the school." ( Estyn 2023)

Candidates must hold the National Professional Headteacher Qualification [NPQH] (unless appointed as Headteacher before 2005).

Closing date: Wednesday February 29th (midnight)

Shortlisting: Friday March 1st

Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the Chair of Governors, Karen Loo, on 07786 266248

Interview Day 1: Monday 11th March 2024 at Roch School

Interview Day 2: Tuesday 12 th March 2024 at County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP

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Support & Additional Info
  • Please contact the Recruitment Team as early as possible if you're unable to apply online or require support by emailing .
  • Local Government Employees on National Joint Council (NJC) terms are subject to national pay bargaining; all salaries currently stated in our adverts are as 01/04/2023.
  • Please note, we have a legal obligation to consider employees for suitable alternative employment if their posts are at risk; therefore prior consideration will be given to existing employees who meet the person specification and are registered on our redeployment pool.

Welsh language skills are desirable. Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.