• Location: Conwy,
  • Contract: Fixed Term
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Language: Welsh

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Mathematics Teacher- Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy

Conwy County Borough Council
Required for September 2024

Mathematics Teacher (training as a Secondary teacher)

This is an opportunity to train as a secondary teacher through the

FULLY FUNDED PGCE at the Open University (2-year programme)

Salary Scale: Point 1-2 Unqualified Teacher Status (£20,674- £23,078 per annum)


The school offers a special opportunity to an individual through a PGCE partnership program (2 years) which is fully funded by the Welsh Government through the provision of the Open University. The successful candidate will teach through the medium of Welsh. The school is fully committed to supporting the Welsh Government's campaign to increase the number of Welsh speakers in Wales.

The program is aimed at graduates who want to change careers, or have experience of working in an environment with children and young people. This may include teaching assistants and learning coaches who wish to progress in their career as well as youth officers. Applications from candidates who are in their final year at university are also welcome.

This is a particularly exciting time to join Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, as the successful candidate would have the opportunity to train with experienced and innovative staff in a field of learning that is at the forefront in relation to Curriculum for Wales and in creating resources inspiring. The school has a distinctive community and family feel where there is a close relationship of trust, care and respect between young people and the staff. There is a strong element of collaboration and ready support among the team of staff, where each member of staff understands how key their role is in the success and well-being of our children, our young people, and each other as professional adults.

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about supporting the school's vision and thereby making a big difference in the education and in the lives of our young people through the medium of Welsh. The holder of this position will receive full support from the school and its people as they develop into a confident, innovative and creative educator.


Entry requirements for the Open University PGCE pathway which is fully funded by the Welsh Government.

Applicants are required to hold the following, at a minimum:
  • A standard equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy
  • A standard equivalent to GCSE Grade C or above in either English Language or Welsh First Language
  • A full UK honours degree (or equivalent). You must have a degree with at least 50% relevance to the subject if you want to teach to become a secondary school teacher (learners aged 12-16). For those candidates applying for a Welsh subject, your degree does not necessarily have to be in this field if you can show that you use the language fluently, because consideration may be given in depending on the depth of your knowledge.
  • Applicants need to be available to commit to a full-time contract (not term-time only) until the end of the program in July 2026 and will be required to be based at the school from Monday to Friday.

For any questions or further information about the programme please email the PGE Wales Team at or go to PGCE | Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Wales | K36 (

  • The PGCE route is a 2 year programme.
  • This post is subject to a more detailed DBS check.
  • It is a requirement that successful candidate will need to register with the Education Workforce Council prior to commencing employment

Conwy is committed to safeguarding - qualifications and references will be checked.

In promoting equal opportunities, Conwy welcomes applicants from all parts of the community. All disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be interviewed.

For further details regarding the position please contact Mrs Ffion Sabit, Clerk to the Governors on e-mail

(This is an advertisement for an opportunity to train as a secondary Mathematics teacher through the Open University at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy. All candidates are required to be fluent in both Welsh and English).

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