• Location: Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7DT
  • Subject: Headteacher
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary: £89,714 - £103,925
  • Language: Bilingual
  • Closing Date: 06 February, 2023 11:59 PM
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Headteacher - Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth

Headteacher - Ysgol Maes Y Gwendraeth

Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Required to commence September 2023, or as soon as possible after.

The Governors wish to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Headteacher who has the vision, motivation and experience to lead the school to further success.

Maes y Gwendraeth is a happy community school with a strong Welsh ethos and a modern campus.

As well as serving its mainstream pupils, we pride ourselves on the unique character of our specialist centre, Canolfan yr Eithin, and its positive influence on the inclusive ethos of our school.

We are looking for an enthusiastic professional leader with successful educational leadership experience who will continue to raise aspirations and ensure consistently excellent learning opportunities and outcomes for all members of the school community.

The school is located in the heart of the Gwendraeth Valley, in east Carmarthenshire with the catchment area extending across the Amman and Tywi valleys and offers the opportunity to lead and develop the talents of all learners and a dedicated team of staff.

The Governors are committed to appointing a Headteacher who has:

• experience of raising attainment and ensuring the best progress for pupils

• passion about Welsh-medium Education while maintaining and further developing the School's Welsh ethos

• the vision, knowledge, the creativity and ability to innovate and make the most of every opportunity in leading this successful school

• the ability to build on existing strengths and further develop the potential of all learners and staff

• the commitment to maintaining high standards of achievement and behaviour in delivering the Curriculum for Wales

• the ability to inspire, motivate and enthuse young people and staff; and

• an excellent communicator who can engage effectively with school stakeholders including children, parents, staff and governors through the medium of Welsh and English, both orally and in writing.

We can offer:

• a supportive Governing Body

• a dedicated group of teaching staff and assistants

• highly motivated, resilient and enthusiastic pupils

• a caring Welsh ethos in which all individuals are valued

• a happy, friendly atmosphere

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE SUBJECT TO AN ENHANCED DBS CHECK.

Closing date: Monday, 6th February 2023

Shortlisting: Wednesday, 15th February 2023

Interviews: Thursday, 30th and Friday, 31st March 2023

For an informal discussion please contact Dafydd Jones (Chair of the Governing Body) on 01269 833900.

You will need to be able to communicate fluently in Welsh. Reasonable support can be provided on appointment to reach this level.

The successful applicant will need to be registered with the Education Workforce Council for Wales before appointment.

Please click on the Downloads below to view a copy of the Job Profile.

You will need to sign in to your Carmarthenshire County Council account to apply for this post.