• Location: Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3XR
  • Subject: Headteacher
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary Range: £58,488 - £67,794
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 08 April, 2024 12:00 PM

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Monmouthshire County Council
The Governing Body are thrilled to announce that Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy will commence in September 2024 as a seedling school on the site of Overmonnow School and during 2024-2025 substantial building works will be undertaken to afford two independent schools. Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy is scheduled to open in September 2025 and will have an initial capacity of 90 with planned expansion to 210 by 2032 as contained in the latest WESP (Welsh in Education Strategic Plan). Building plans showing the work soon to commence will be available. We have pupils already signed up and ready to commence their education through the medium of Welsh, which is an exciting and historic moment for the town of Monmouth. There is a thriving Ti a Fi group under an inspirational leader and from 2025 a Cylch Meithrin with full wrap around provision is planned at the school.

The Governors are looking for a person who:

1. Is an inspirational and effective leader. Someone who inspires, motivates and empowers others and will motivate and promote the ethos of a Welsh medium speaking primary school in Monmouth.
2. Someone who has a passion for Welsh culture and will relish the important and historic challenge of re-connecting a whole new generation in South East Wales with the Welsh language. Someone who's passion is infectious and wants to share the Welsh language with pupils and the wider community to enable them to grow and live through the medium of Welsh.
3. Will highlight the advantages of bilingualism in an ever-changing devolved society such as in Wales.
4. Is an individual who understands the challenges and complexities of establishing and leading a new school and will ensure good collaboration between Overmonnow School and Ysgol Gymraeg Trefynwy through a partnership agreement.
5. Someone who works alongside the existing Welsh medium primary schools in MCC to harness the best aspects of good practice and shared learning for the benefit of all pupils.
6. Has a strong commitment to working in partnership with staff, governors, parents and the wider community.
7. Can communicate effectively at all levels: pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.
8. Is a community-focused individual who can maintain, develop and promote partnerships with external agencies and the local community. We would like to see the school have a presence in the community, with the Head Teacher being an advocate for the Welsh language both within the school and its use in the wider community.
9. Demonstrates strategic thinking towards establishing strong links with the wider community who support the ethos, culture and values of a Welsh medium school in North Monmouthshire.
10. Actively promotes and recruits like-minded families who want a choice in Monmouthshire for bilingualism and would support our ethos. A vital skill will be the ability to relate to and work well with parents and develop strong relationships with them.
11. Is able to demonstrate high quality managerial skills to all stakeholders (staff, parents, governors, friends and pupils) being able to present , negotiate with and make decisions for the good of all in the school community. Can manage resources and funding available to the school and ensure these are effectively and efficiently utilized.
12. Can ensure all staff have regular opportunities to engage in a range of high-quality professional learning to develop excellent teaching and leadership skills.
13. Guarantee that every child will receive a first-class education through the medium of Welsh.

The Governing Body can offer:

A supportive, committed and engaged Governing Body who are dedicated to working in partnership to achieve the best for all our children