“Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day”
Required for 1st September 2017 for 1 year
This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and committed teacher wishing to locate to Wales and/or wishing to extend their professional development working as part of an excellent Foundation Phase team.
Secondment for 1 year also considered
Windsor Clive Primary is set in south west Cardiff, minutes from the M4. Voted in September 2014 as the best place to live in the UK, Cardiff scored the highest for house prices, rental costs, salaries and life satisfaction. Paired with mountain ranges, green valleys and a ragged coastline, ancient castles and a bustling capital city, Cardiff offers something for everyone.
Estyn said, “A school which has many outstanding features. Strong dynamic leadership and high-quality learning experiences within a nurturing, supportive ethos ensure pupils develop positive attitude and, achieve good standards.”
Peer Enquiry Report said, “The head teacher and SMT have a very clear and specific vision for improvement, which is based soundly on very good first-hand knowledge of all aspects of the school. There is a very positive ethos in the school. All stakeholders understand and contribute to the processes for school improvement and this is a very strong feature of the school…… Staff new to the school commented on good induction procedures and they feel valued.”
With 450 pupils on role, including a nursery, nurture class and specialist resource base and Place 2 Be team of counsellors, Windsor Clive offers excellent quality of experiences, care and support for all its pupils and parents. It serves a large, socially and economically disadvantaged area and is strongly committed to its motto, Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day. High quality initiatives, including Place 2 Be school-based pupil and parent counselling service, recently acclaimed in the media by its Patron, the Duchess of Cambridge; Investors in Families Award and accreditation by Middlesex University’s FAST programme (Families and Schools Together). The school is known for its very welcoming ethos whilst parents are well supported the dedicated Parent Engagement Officer. The school is part of the Alliance of 10 schools for the Region for Closing the Deprivation Gap which recognises excellence in this area lead particularly well at Key Stage 2.
We are looking to appoint an experienced teacher in Year 1 Foundation Phase. He/she will need to be an excellent practitioner keen to embrace opportunities for his/her professional development whilst undertaking the year’s contract. The school fully supports school to school improvement which includes co-coaching within and across schools in the region.
The successful candidate will:
be an excellent practitioner with experience of teaching in the relevant age range
have an understanding of the needs of a communities first area and a strong commitment to social inclusion
have a positive attitude to innovation and change for both pupils and staff
show potential for strong subject or aspect leadership and management skills
have excellent interpersonal skills.
The school will offer:
the opportunity to develop strong, impactful practice
a very positive team ethos with a dedicated and supportive team
interested and enthusiastic pupils who want to learn
strong commitment to Continuous Professional Development and opportunities for leadership development.
This is a full time teaching role commencing in September, extending until the end of the Summer Term, 2018. There is potential for a permanent contract. A secondment would be considered; candidates would need to provide confirmation of permission from their governing body on interview. If you have a minimum of 3-4 years’ teaching experience in the Foundation Phase in Wales or Foundation Stage/KS1 in England, we would welcome your application.
We are committed to safeguarding children. Any job offer will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check, two references one of which must be current employer and proof of qualification.
Closing date: 12.00 pm Wednesday 21st June
Interviews week beginning 26th June
Application forms: The school office will provide a copy of the application pack including the job description and person specification. Completed applications should be posted and emailed to the school, marked for the attention of Mrs. J.V. Meadows, Headteacher.
Admin email: JParkinson@cardiff.gov.uk. Alternatively, please call the school office: 02920 591297
WINDSOR CLIVE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Grand Avenue, Ely, Cardiff CF5 4HX