THE DETAILS:
  • Location: Plascrug Primary School, Aberystwyth,
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £55,000.00 - £60,000.00
  • Language: Welsh
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Deputy Headteacher - Plascrug Primary School

Ceredigion County Council

Salary: 55,776 - 61,547 *

About the role
Required from January 2025.

Due to the recent appointment of our Deputy Headteacher to the Headteacher post, the governors of Plascrug are seeking to appoint a dedicated and inspirational Deputy Headteacher who will provide support and assistance to the new Headteacher and aid in the effective and efficient management of the school.

Plascrug is a large, highly successful bilingual primary school, with a significant number of pupils who have English as an Additional Language on roll. Estyn reported in their last inspection that,

"Ysgol Plascrug is a happy, caring, and diverse community where all pupils are valued equally and nearly all make excellent progress. Pupils show outstanding sensitivity and respect towards their peers and describe their school as an exciting and welcoming place that has a happy, family feeling."

Estyn also highlighted the; "extremely effective working relationship between staff and pupils, based on consistently high expectations, challenge and support," and reported that school leaders, "provide highly effective strategic leadership based on a strong and consistent focus on maintaining high standards of attainment and wellbeing. All staff share this clear vision for continuous improvement."

We are keen to ensure that the school continues to thrive and embrace the opportunities of the future. We wish to appoint an experienced individual with excellent leadership and management qualities who will:
  • promote high standards of achievement
  • influence colleagues by setting an example as an organised and conscientious role model
  • consult and offer constructive advice to the Headteacher in areas which would be advantageous to the school
  • liaise with staff, pupils and parents to encourage an effective working ethos
  • be competent in deputising for the Headteacher in situations arising due to short and long term absences
The successful candidate will possess:
  • a shared vision for the future development of this well-established community focused school
  • a sound understanding of and a strong commitment to the development of effective learning practices throughout the whole school
  • strong communication, interpersonal, management and organisational skills
  • a sound knowledge of current educational developments and practices
  • a commitment to on-going professional development and team building
  • a strong commitment to supporting the extra-curricular activities of the school and developing links with the Governors, local community, local schools and the Urdd
The main responsibilities of this post are to:
  • manage staff continuous professional development
  • provide support with school financial procedures
  • manage monitoring procedures
Job Description and Person Specification

School prospectus

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please make arrangements by contacting the school on 01970 612286.

Shortlisting: 1st-5th of July 2024

Possible lesson observations: 8th-12th of July 2024

Interviews: 15th-19th of July 2024

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Schools and Culture
We offer appropriate challenge and support to our schools, to help them deliver first class education to all pupils, across the age and ability range. Our primary functions are as follows:
  • School Improvement: Leadership; Support and Challenge, Teaching and Learning; Digital Literacy; Literacy and Numeracy; Welsh in Education
  • Additional Learning Needs: Provision for pupils with Additional Learning Needs, Inclusion; Attendance; Educational Psychology
  • Pupil Wellbeing:Counselling; Welfare; Anti-Bullying, Pupil Voice
  • Education Governance: Data ; Governor Support, Policy support
  • School Admissions
  • Culture: Music Service; Cered; Felinfach Theatre; Museum
  • Infrastructure and Resources: Planning School Places; Modernisation and Twenty First Century Schools Programme; Buildings; Grants
  • Catering: Day Centres; Primary Schools; Residential homes.
  • Childcare Unit: Childcare Sufficiency Assessment; Childcare & Play Grant; Childcare Offer; Out of School (After School Clubs and Holiday Playschemes); Day Nursery, Cylch/Playgroup & Childminder business support and staff training
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