The governors of St Patrick’s R.C. Primary School are extremely proud of our school and this appointment provides an opportunity for us to work alongside a new Headteacher as we begin the next stage of our journey.

The school is a vital part of the Parish of St Patrick’s in Cardiff; we have strong links and work together with other parishes and schools in our area, including St Paul’s Church in Grangetown. We provide education to around 300 pupils, aged 4 to 11, from various areas of Cardiff, notably Grangetown, Butetown and Riverside.

We offer a broad education which fosters our pupils’ spiritual, personal, and social development, preparing them for life in the 21st century.

The last Estyn report carried out in June 2022 states that “Pupils’ well-being and attitudes to learning are a clear strength of the school. Almost without exception, pupils show great pride in themselves, their school and their work.”

The team recognised “The quality of care, support and guidance provided for pupils and their families is highly effective”.

The report also highlights the progress made by the school ‘In response to curriculum reform, the school is working very well towards developing a purpose driven curriculum that meets the needs of pupils effectively.’

(Estyn report, June 2022).

We are looking for a candidate who:

• Is a committed, practising Catholic, with a clear vision of Catholic Education, who will cherish and support the Catholic ethos of our school

• Passionate about school improvement and raising standards

• Committed to build on existing relationships with parents, the Parish, the Diocese, Local Authority and wider community whilst fostering new relationships

• Able to support, inspire and challenge staff

• Has proven leadership skills, and can articulate a vision that will support with ongoing school improvement

In return, we can offer:

• Professional, passionate and dedicated teaching and support staff

• An inclusive school, with amazing, diverse, well-motivated pupils who have a thirst for

knowledge and learning and a respect for their peers and adults alike.

• A real opportunity to make a difference to the lives of our children

• A dedicated, experienced Governing Body who will work in partnership with you

• A close working relationship with parents, the Parish and cluster schools

Under the Education (Wales) Act 2014, all School Learning Support Workers must be registered with the Education Workforce Council (EWC).

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.