Headteacher, Caerphilly

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Rhymney Comprehensive SchoolCaerphilly

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Start date: 1st January 2018 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GROUP 6 ISR (L29 – L35)
Contract term: Permanent


To commence on the 1st January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter (pending all safeguarding and recruitment checks)

The Governing Body of the newly formed Rhymney 3-18 Learning Community is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational Executive Headteacher for an exciting opportunity to develop and lead an all through English medium school for pupils aged 3-18 on one purposely built campus, mainly serving the local communities of Rhymney, Abertysswg, Fochriw, Philipstown, Ponltlottyn and New Tredegar.

The 3-18 campus includes an attractive, modern and well maintained secondary learning phase with a capacity for 1185 pupils; a newly built state of the art school that has capacity for 240 primary age pupils together with 30 nursery places and an Integrated Children’s Centre, hosting Flying Start.

Governors see this as an exciting challenge for an enthusiastic and skilful strategic leader who:

  • Will develop and promote a clear vision, culture and high expectations for the new school.
  • Has a proven track record of outstanding leadership with the ability to inspire and motivate others.
  • Has a strong commitment to work closely with staff, governors, parents and the wider community.
  • Is able to plan strategically with a clear focus on staff development and pupil outcomes.

The Governors will provide good support for the successful candidate who will demonstrate a strong commitment to working closely with them to provide high quality leadership and the best possible education for children.

Closing Date for applications is: 6th September 2017
Shortlisting will take place on: 13th September 2017
Interviews will be held on: 25th and 26th September 2017

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the school on Monday 18th September 2017 for a tour of the school and to meet the school council.

For a detailed Job Description and person specification click here

You are more than welcome to telephone the school to arrange a visit to the school with Margaret England on 01685 846900 before applying for this position.

Applications forms and further details are available from and should be returned to Corporate Recruitment Team, Corporate Personnel Services, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Penallta House, Penallta Park, Ystrad Mynach, HENGOED CF82 7PG. Tel: (01443) 864422 Minicom: (01443) 864303

We are legally obliged to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. If you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documents such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on all applicants. This will include an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Rhymney Comprehensive School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Abertysswg Road, Rhymney, Tredegar, Gwent, NP22 5XF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1685 846900