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Pennard Primary School : Teacher

Pennard Primary School : Teacher

Swansea Council
Why Pennard?
At Pennard, we believe in fostering a community where dreams are realized, beliefs are strengthened, and achievements are celebrated together. Our inclusive and nurturing environment prioritizes the well-being of every individual, creating a happy and caring school where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their goals.

We're Looking For: We invite applications from educators who:
  • Embraces Inquiry-Based Learning: Embrace our inquiry-based learning approach, providing purposeful and authentic learning opportunities that inspire curiosity and develop transferable skills.
  • Expects the Highest Standards: Maintain and expect the highest standards of pupil achievement, ensuring a commitment to the expectations of the Curriculum for Wales.
  • Facilitates Pupil Progress: demonstrate an understanding of assessment, progression and supporting pupils appropriately towards their next steps in learning.
  • Creates Inspiring Learning environments: Foster a creative learning environment, both indoors and outdoors, that actively engages and challenges all children.
  • Is an Outdoor Enthusiasts: Make excellent use of our outdoor learning environment to enhance the overall learning experience.
  • Demonstrates Pedagogical Excellence: Show commitment to providing the best educational opportunities through an excellent understanding of pedagogy with a drive and passion to develop practice.
  • Advocate Well-Being: Place pupil health and well-being at the heart of teaching and learning.
  • Promotes Inclusion: Actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion across all elements of teaching practices.
  • Lead Collaboratively: Work closely with colleagues to inspire and lead a team, and actively contribute to the school improvement plan.
  • Is a Reflective Practitioners: Exhibit a strong commitment to professional learning and reflective practice.
  • Engage with Community: Work in partnership with parents, governors and community, valuing their contributions to support children's well-being, learning, and development.

Candidates will be encouraged to engage in the full life of the school community including extra-curricular activities.
An interest in, or willingness to lead and develop one or more of the following would be advantageous DCF, Outdoor Learning (developing opportunities to apply skills as well as nurturing a love for the outdoors) PE and Expressive Arts.

What We Offer:
  • A creative, inclusive school with happy children who are eager to learn.
  • Support from a team of energetic staff and governors dedicated to excellence.
  • A fantastic teaching and learning environment, both indoor and outdoor.
  • Professional development opportunities to support your journey as an excellent practitioner.
  • Autonomy to further develop the school approach to curriculum and learning.

If you feel that you have the experience and attributes for the post, please outline these in a letter and return to the Headteacher and Governing Body. Applicants should describe the impact of their activities on the learning outcomes in their current and or previous settings. Applications are welcome from early career teachers.

Shortlisted candidates will be expected to provide an observed lesson at Pennard Primary School.

Pennard Primary School places the highest priority on the safeguarding of children and all applicants will follow a stringent vetting and induction process. Within Swansea Council there is a "Safeguarding is Everybody's Business" principle, and this applies to all Swansea Council employees, elected members, volunteers and contractors. Further details can be found at

Safeguarding: The authority, in line with the Corporate Safeguarding Policy, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Authority expects all staff to undertake and keep up to date with mandatory safeguarding training for both the protection of children and adults.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS): This post requires the postholder to have an enhanced DBS.

GRADE : Teacher Salary Scale RESPONSIBLE TO: Headteacher and Governing Body

Closing date: 24 April 2024
Shortlisting week of: 29 April 2024
Lesson observation week of: 6 May 2024
Interviews: 16 May 2024

Application form - primary, secondary, special teachers (Word doc) [117KB]

Pennard Primary school - Teacher (Job description) (PDF) [550KB]

You are welcome to visit our school during the afternoon of Friday 15 March 2024 at 2pm or Friday 22 March 2024 at 2pm. Contact Mrs K Jones 01792 233343 or email the school to arrange your preferred date.

Please return your completed application form and letter of application by post or by email to