• Location: Wrexham,
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Not Supplied
  • Salary Range: Not Supplied
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 14 August, 2024 12:00 AM
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Wrexham Council

St. Mary's Brymbo

Church in Wales VA School

Ael Y Bryn
Wrexham, LL11 5DA


To start on 2nd January, 2025

Group 1 School Salary Scale L11 to L17

Number on roll: 142

Chairman of Governors: Mr Matthew Briscoe

Status: English Medium Voluntary Aided Primary.

Website: https://stmarysbrymbo. co .uk/

We are pleased to offer you a unique and exciting opportunity to become the leader of St Mary's Brymbo VA school. This will be a truly rewarding role in a community renowned within the Wrexham area for its deep industrial heritage and which is going through significant regeneration investment and expansion.

The role will be focussed initially on building upon the incredible efforts of current teaching and management staff over the past few years in restoring the school into a strong education establishment. There has been a recent consultation on increasing the pupil capacity from 154 to 210, with the potential to increase further to 315 if required as a result of future housing developments. The increase in capacity is pending decision by Wrexham Council's Executive Board (final decision to be taken in September 2024 and the increase in capacity, if approved, would take effect from September 2025). The candidate must have the commitment to inspire the whole school; both the children in maintaining high standards and respecting our Christian ethos, as well as our experienced and dedicated staff, whilst at all times appreciating the distinct heritage of this unique village school.

The school prides itself on warmth of the supportive educational and learning experience we offer to pupils, nurturing their individual talents and personalities to become the best version of themselves. As a Christian school we maintain strong links with the diocesan team and are fully supported by our local pastoral team in maintaining the spiritual health and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.

We have an active Resource Provision centre and wrap-around childcare that was introduced in September 2023. We have our own minibus; a fantastic resource in enabling our agility to provide frequent learning opportunities and experiences to pupils away from the school site.

We maintain strong community links with the Brymbo Heritage Centre and their ongoing project work, which results in many opportunities for learning and development for our pupils. We are actively engaged with GwE and ensure regular visits and exchanges of ideas take place in ensuring that current best practice is disseminated to our staff on a regular basis. The school management promotes an ethos in the investment of lifelong learning and training for our staff, ensuring they are empowered to deliver the highest standards of learning to our pupils.

We have highly motivated children, dedicated staff, supportive parents and a committed forward thinking and active governing body.

The Governors of St. Mary's invite a serving Headteacher or an experienced practitioner holding an NPHQ qualification to apply for the position.

Our Headteacher must be able to:
• Demonstrate excellent leadership that drives, motivates and encourages all children and staff to reach their potential in and outside the classroom
• Uphold and enhance the Christian ethos and special character of St. Mary'
• Have a good knowledge of church school section 50 of the Education Act 2005
• Sustain and develop a caring culture within a supportive atmosphere that can underpin all aspects of school and family life
• Empower all children to take an active part in their own learning and develop personal responsibility for improving their future opportunities
• Encourage all children to become self disciplined
• Model and inspire excellent classroom and sporting practices, maintaining a strong passion for teaching, learning and competing
• Have a good working knowledge of the new curriculum and ALN framework
• Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills with an ability to nurture positive relationships with all stakeholders
• Have a good knowledge of school budgets and maintain a strong fiscal practice
• Maintain and strengthen the links across all schools within the cluster
• Speak Welsh in a competent manner or a willingness to learn Welsh
• Show a strong commitment to promoting wellbeing and contented children
• Continue to develop the well-established strong relationships with children, staff, parents, governors and the local community
• Demonstrate the drive, experience and creativity to build on our current high standards of all aspects of school life

We offer you:
• A unique and wonderfully positioned village school set in beautiful countryside
• The opportunity to move our school into a new purpose built building within a regenerated community
• Enthusiastic children who are keen to learn and take part of all activities in and out of the classroom
• A professional team of energised and dedicated staff
• An engaged, effective and highly supportive governing body
• A commitment to your wellbeing and continuing professional development
• For further information and to arrange an appointment for a visit please contact the Chairman of Governors at

The Governing Body will consider exercising its rights to appoint the successful candidate at a point in the salary range appropriate to the skills and expertise, in accordance with the STPCD

Please note that all positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.

To apply: download and complete the PDF application form available on page 16 onwards of the Diocesan Recruitment Pack available on the webpage

Please do not apply via the Local Authority website or use the Local Authority Application Form.

Interested candidates are invited to visit the school prior to the closing date.


CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, August 14 th 2024 at noon

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete school based tasks during the week commencing Monday 9 th September 2024

Interviews will be held on Monday, 16 th September 2024