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Headteacher - Gelliswick Church in Wales VC Primary

Headteacher - Gelliswick Church in Wales VC Primary

Cyngor Sir Benfro
Application Pack & Job Decription

Start Date 1 st September 2024

ISR: L17 – L23

Contract: Full Time Permanent

No. on Roll: FTE

Closing Date: 18 th February 2024

Due to the forthcoming retirement of our current Headteacher, the governing body, staff and pupils of Gelliswick VC Primary School are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher who is fully committed to securing the best outcomes for every learner in our successful, happy and inclusive school.

Gelliswick is a Church in Wales Voluntary Controlled Primary School where the Christian faith inspires our ethos and values. It is a friendly and welcoming school situated in a modern well-resourced building. The school serves the communities of Gelliswick, Hakin and Hubberston on the outskirts of Milford Haven and is a central part of the community. Gelliswick has around 500 pupils, including 24 pupils with complex needs, who attend the Learning Resource Centre.

The Governors are seeking a well-qualified, committed, and experienced leader who will:

  • Put children at the heart of everything they do
  • Promote the school's values and the Christian ethos
  • Be a highly skilled teacher with the ability to lead and inspire high quality teaching and learning
  • Be an enthusiastic, inspirational, innovative leader with proven management skills
  • Have high expectations of themselves, staff and pupils
  • Enable every pupil to achieve their potential and promote the highest possible standards of achievement and well-being
  • Ensure that the school's curriculum meets the needs of and provides equitable access to experiences for all pupils
  • Secure the long-term success of the school by maximising the skills of teaching and support staff
  • Be able to coach and develop leadership at all levels to ensure a first-class educational experience for all learners
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Bring creativity, energy and innovation to the future development and direction of the school, with the ability to implement a clear vision for the ongoing development of this successful primary school
  • Have a proven record of robust financial management, data analysis and use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • Enhance our strong collaborative relationships with external partners
  • Maintain and develop the school's open-door policy, nurturing partnerships between pupils, parents, staff governors and the wider community
  • Be willing to be part of the Community Forum and Hubberston and Hakin Hands Together to support the continued future development of the community
  • Have a passion for the Welsh language and culture
  • Demonstrate a dedication to excellence in education
  • Be welcoming, open and approachable

When we asked the pupils they said:

  • We have thought carefully about what we are looking for in a new headteacher
  • Gelliswick is a special place and we are looking for a special person to do the job
  • We are a close community school
  • We welcome and support families to the best of our ability
  • Our wellbeing is so very important and our teachers always take care of us
  • We live by our Gelliswick values inside and outside school. Some of these values are friendship, respect, teamwork and fairness
  • We are on an important journey and we are looking for a leader who is: kind, patient, hardworking, inspirational, committed, prepared, friendly, organised and fun!
  • If you believe that you think that you have got what it takes, we look forward to hearing from you

The school offers:

  • Happy, motivated, enthusiastic children who are keen to learn
  • A caring, Christian ethos
  • An established, dedicated, and professional staff team
  • A supportive and committed Governing Body
  • The chance to work with colleague Headteachers in a supportive and forward-thinking cluster
  • Opportunities to grow exciting new partnerships, alongside existing partnerships, with local industry, businesses, and the voluntary sector
  • A chance to shape the lives and futures of young people at a time of exciting potential for new careers in and around the Milford Haven Waterways and to secure the future of our locality, as we transition to a low carbon and renewable energy sector.
  • A modern, well-equipped environment in which to learn together
  • Support for your own professional development

Please take the opportunity to view the short film on the school website, prepared by some of our pupils, about what they are looking for in their new Headteacher and why you should consider Gelliswick VC Primary School as a fantastic opportunity.

Our children are our best advert!

Visits to the school are welcome, to arrange a visit please contact the school. If you would like further information about the school, please contact either the Chair of Governors, Yvonne Southwell, by contacting the school in the first instance, or the school's Improvement Adviser, Alison Botarelli, on 07341 243263.

Closing Date: 18 th February 2024

Shortlisting Date: 21 st February 2024

Interview Dates: 7 th and 8 th March 2024

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Welsh language skills are desirable. Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than applications submitted in English.