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  • Hours: Part time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Not Supplied
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  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 07 April, 2024 12:00 AM

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Headteacher (Leighton CP School)

Headteacher (Leighton CP School)

Powys County Council
Headteacher (Leighton CP School)
Job description

Permanent or Acting (2-year secondment/ fixed-term contract)

ISR: 7 - 13 (with a 0.4 teaching role, subject to change)

Required for 1 st September 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The governing body of this welcoming village primary school wishes to appoint a motivated, innovative, and committed headteacher who:
  • has a proven track record as an effective leader, and outstanding teacher, who inspires and empowers those around them
  • has a clear vision to further develop the school, in line with Curriculum for Wales, and the skills and determination to deliver that vision with the support of staff, parents and governors
  • has high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour
  • will lead and motivate pupils, staff and the wider community to create an effective and inclusive culture of life-long learning
  • believes in the benefits of a close partnership between the school, parent and toddler group and local community
  • is able to work collaboratively and effectively with cluster, regional and national networks
  • is passionate about teaching and learning and shows great commitment to the children and staff
  • is able to show resilience and optimism when faced with potential challenges and continue to drive the school forward
  • is caring, supportive and has the ability to promote effective teamwork within a small team.
The school can offer the right candidate:
  • an inclusive, friendly, happy and caring community where adults and pupils show a high level of kindness and respect for each other; our numbers allow us to know and value each and every child very well
  • a committed and highly supportive staff team and governing body, who enjoy working together for the future of their pupils and their school
  • happy, enthusiastic children who are eager to learn and enjoy being valued as individuals
  • a village school in a beautiful setting, at the heart of a rural community on the Powys/Shropshire border
  • a commitment to your professional development and personal wellbeing.
Leighton Primary School is a community primary school situated in the village of Leighton, just outside Welshpool, with easy access to Shrewsbury and Oswestry. There are currently 74 full time pupils on roll between the ages of 4 and 11. Pupils attending the school come from Leighton and the surrounding communities. The predominant language of nearly all pupils is English.

The school was inspected by Estyn in June 2023 and found to be in need of significant improvement. We have a detailed post-inspection action plan and, together with bespoke support from the local authority, we are working hard and making good progress in addressing all the Estyn recommendations.

The school makes good daytime use of the adjacent village hall and car park. The grounds encompass a playground and large playing field, together with access to all-weather tennis courts which are shared with the local community. We have a garden area with planting troughs outside the foundation learning classroom and there is also a lovely, shared forest school area.

We have thriving breakfast and after-school clubs. We are open to new and creative ideas and believe in the potential of every child in our care.

We would welcome a visit from you to our school - please contact the Headteacher, Mr Lyn Harte, on 01938 553261, to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Closing date: April 7 th , 2024

Short-listing: April 9 th , 2024

Interviews: 23 rd April, 2024

This position has a requirement for an Enhanced DBS Check