• Location: Penarth , Cardiff, CF64 2QN
  • Subject: Headteacher
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary: £64,620 - £74,847
  • Language: Welsh
  • Closing Date: 28 June, 2022 11:59 AM

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Head Teacher

Head Teacher

Ysgol Gymraeg Pen y Garth
Head Teacher
Required ASAP
Group 3 Salary Range: ISR L18-24

The Governing Body at Ysgol Gymraeg Pen y Garth are seeking to appoint an exceptional Headteacher who is able to update, implement and drive the vision and ethos of the school. The successful candidate should be caring, dynamic and have excellent communication skills.

Ysgol Gymraeg Pen y Garth is a Group 3 school with 338 pupils on roll including 55 nursery places. The school is situated in the seaside town of Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan. The school is well supported by parents, the governing body and the local authority.

The school was last inspected in 2016. At that time current performance and prospects for improvement were judged as good. Currently, the school has many strengths but Governors also recognize there are a number of important areas for development that include; development of the curriculum, wellbeing, ALN provision and communication with stakeholders.

About the Role
We are looking for a headteacher who will:

• Fully commit to raising the profile of the school.
• Have excellent leadership skills, with a proven track record.
• Be passionate about Welsh medium education including co-construction of strategic plans to increase learner numbers.
• Inspire and motivate learners and staff.
• Ensure the school’s curriculum is engaging, exciting and fun!
• Ensure that learner and staff wellbeing is central to all decisions, actions and developments.
• Demonstrate an inclusive approach towards teaching and learning of all learners.
• Be fully committed to developing strong working relationships with; learners, staff, parents, governors and the local community.
• Have a proven record of robust performance analysis and financial management.

In return, we can offer:

• The opportunity to bring about key improvements with the support of the school’s community.
• Enthusiastic and motivated learners who are keen to learn.
• An experienced staff team who are committed to positive change in order to further the development of the school.
• A dedicated and passionate governing body who will provide expertise, support and challenge.

About you
DBS Check Required: Enhanced

EWC Registration Details: It is a statutory requirement that applicants for these posts have to be registered with the Education Workforce Council before they can start work in a school. If you are not already registered further information including how to register can be found at

How to apply
Application forms and further details are available from the One Vale Contact Centre on 01446 700111. Applications should be returned to Jeremy Morgan, Governor Support Unit by email to

If you are considering applying and would like to visit the school on either Monday 20th June, Tuesday 21st June or Wednesday 22nd June please contact Jeremy Morgan by email (above) or phone on 01446 709108. Also please contact Jeremy if you have any initial queries.