• Subject:
  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract:
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £55,000.00 - £60,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 08 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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Headteacher - St Mark's VA CIW Primary School

Headteacher - St Mark's VA CIW Primary School

Pembrokeshire County Council
Job Description

Person Specification

Pupil Voice Letter

Governors Letter

Following the appointment of the current headteacher to a full-time post in Christian Ministry, the Governors of St Mark's Church in Wales VA Primary School seek to appoint an outstanding Headteacher to lead our successful, happy, inclusive school family.

We hope to recruit a committed Christian who will embody our school mission statement:

We are a caring community, where everyone is valued and respected. Surrounded by God's love every day, we learn, play, pray and grow together so that we become the best that we can be.

The successful candidate will need to be:

  • Committed to maintaining our Christian ethos, high standards and continuous improvement
  • A highly compassionate person who can demonstrate strong pastoral, interpersonal and communication skills
  • An enthusiastic, inspirational, innovative leader with proven pedagogical and management skills, leading by example in the classroom and beyond
  • Passionate about nurturing the partnerships between pupils, parents, staff, governors and stakeholder groups across the wider community
  • Able to develop and implement a clear vision for the ongoing development of our school as we realise the potential of Curriculum for Wales.

Our school serves the Merlin's Bridge area of Haverfordwest, which has a very strong sense of community. We enjoy close partnerships that enrich pupils' learning experiences to broaden aspirations and unlock our children's full potential. We are forward-looking, collaborative and creative in developing our curriculum to achieve this aim. Our enthusiastic, talented and dedicated team of staff is supported by our excellent, committed Governing Body. In all that we do, we strive to ensure that all pupils receive the best possible start in life, and develop through the four purposes.

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

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Interested candidates are invited to contact the school to arrange a visit before 21 March 2024 by emailing

Closing date: Monday 8 th April 2024

Shortlisting: Friday 12 th April 2024

Interview Day 1: Monday 22 nd April 2024 at St Mark's

Interview Day 2: Tuesday 23 rd April 2024 at County Hall, Haverfordwest

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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.