• Location: St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School,
  • Subject:
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £65,000.00 - £70,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 09 May, 2024 12:00 AM
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Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
The Governing Body of St Mary`s RC Primary School are seeking to appoint an innovative and inspirational Headteacher. The post holder will be an outstanding practitioner who is committed to raising standards for all learners. They will ensure that teaching is of the highest standard in order to secure the continued success of our school in providing the best opportunities for all children.

The school serves the Parish of St Mary's Abertillery & Brynmawr and as such we provide education to around 240 pupils aged 3 to 11 from the local area. We also have strong links and work together with other parishes and schools across the Heads of the Valleys.

Governors are committed to appointing a Headteacher who:
  • Is a practising Catholic with a clear vision of excellence within Catholic Primary Education and a strong , personal Catholic faith which will inspire staff, children and parents.
  • Has the ability to demonstrate strong leadership qualities including drive, an ability to inspire, energy and resilience with strong personal presence.
  • Has the ability to build a relationship of mutual respect with pupils, families, staff and governors.
  • Has the vision for further development to achieve exceptionally high performance and standards.
  • A proven track record of successful school leadership.
  • Will promote values that maintain a disciplined, orderly school with a caring Catholic ethos.
  • Has the ability to build on the excellent links that have been established with local primary schools, families, the parish and the wider community.

Governors will support the successful candidate in all aspects of school life; thereby creating a culture of effective learning and development throughout the school and its wider community.

Closing Date: Midnight - 9th May 2024

Shortlisting: 13th May 2024

School visit: Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting Holly Evans, School Administrator on 01495 310596 or email:

Interview with School Council: 20th May 2024

Interviews: 22nd May 2024 - Venue to be confirmed

A senior leadership application form, Notes to Applicants, Recruitment Monitoring and Rehabilitation of Offenders form can be downloaded at

Candidates are required to send a completed application form via email for the attention of the Chair of Governors to:

The successful applicant will be expected to sign the Catholic Education Service contract of employment. References will be requested for all shortlisted candidates prior to interview.

St Mary`s Roman Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment . Thorough pre-employment screening is undertaken during the recruitment process. The post holder will be required to complete an application for a Disclosure of Criminal Records.

This post requires a registration with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) under the category of School Teacher and registration will need to be in place prior to commencement in the role. Information on how to register with the Education Workforce Council (EWC) can be found on the following website or by telephoning 02920 460099.