• Location: Carmarthenshire,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Not Supplied
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  • Language: Welsh
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Headteacher @ Ysgol Llangadog

Carmarthenshire County Council
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About the vacancy

Vacancy ID: 449

Organisation: Schools

Section: Llangadog Primary School

Number of vacancies: 1

Contract type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Carmarthenshire

Grade: Head Teachers/Assistant Head Teachers/Deputy Head Teacher Pay and Conditions

Salary From: L10 - £59,990

Salary To: L16 - £69,598

Contract Hours Full-time

Come and join our team

Ysgol Gynradd Llangadog,

Llangadog. SA19 9HP

(Required for September 2024 or as soon as possible)

Llangadog School is a vibrant village school located in the centre of the village, a primary school catering for pupils aged 4 - 11 through the medium of Welsh. It serves the village and the surrounding rural area of North Carmarthenshire.

Governors seek to appoint an inspirational, enthusiastic, committed and dynamic practitioner to lead, challenge and continue to raise our aspirations and ensure consistently excellent learning opportunities for all pupils. There will be an expectation for the Headteacher to have teaching responsibilities for a percentage of the week (approx. 3 days).

We are looking for someone who has:
  • A clear vision for educational excellence and a passion for improving pupils' achievements
  • Ability to build on existing strengths and further develop the potential of pupils and staff;
  • Ability to inspire, motivate and enthuse pupils and staff;
  • High expectations of pupils 'progress, attainment and behaviour, whilst ensuring that pupils' interests and wellbeing are at the heart of all planning;
  • To maintain the rich and broad curriculum opportunities, whilst embracing the principles of the New Curriculum for Wales to ensure highly relevant learning experiences for all pupils;
  • Is an excellent communicator who can engage effectively with children, parents, staff and governors through the medium of both Welsh and English.
  • A proven record of excellent classroom practice
  • In addition the skills, knowledge and experience to be the school's ALNCo would also be desirable.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. .

Closing Date: Monday, 24th June 2024

Shortlisting: Thursday, 27th June 2024

Interviews: Friday, 5th July 2024

Mr Dafydd Morgan (Chair of Governing Body)

07951 698483

01550 777519

Job Description: 006464.pdf - 1507KB

Expected date of interview: 5 July 2024

DBS level: An Enhanced with Barred List Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be requested for this job. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children or adults at risk

Welsh language level - Verbal: Level 5 - You will need to be able to communicate fluently in Welsh. Reasonable support can be provided on appointment to reach this level.

Closing Date: 24/06/2024, 12:00

The Rewards

We offer an excellent benefits package including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with the option of purchasing addition annual leave
  • Access to staff health and wellbeing support
  • Personal development and career progression
  • Staff discount schemes and other benefits e.g., cycle-to-work scheme
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies

Additional Information

We are committed to safe and fair recruitment, safeguarding, and protecting those we care for and serve. We make sure all our staff are vetted, selected, trained, and supervised fairly and to a high standard so that they can provide safe, effective, and compassionate care.

Please note, we have a legal obligation to consider employees for suitable alternative employment if their posts are at risk; prior consideration will be given to existing employees who meet the essential criteria and are registered on our redeployment pool.

Eligibility: You will be asked about your nationality and if you are legally allowed to work in the United Kingdom. This is to find out if you are eligible to apply for this vacancy. This is a requirement for working within the Council or partner organisations: P lease Note: If you do not meet the eligibility criteria your application will not progress. If it becomes clear at a later stage in the process that you are not eligible to apply, your application may be withdrawn, or the offer retracted.

How to Apply: All applications for this vacancy must be made using our online application system. If you have an impairment which prevents you from applying online, please email: or contact 01267 234567 and ask for 'Recruitment' to discuss alternative arrangements to support you in the process.

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