We are looking for a talented, hard-working and motivated individual to join us as a teacher of Welsh.
The Bishop of Llandaff is an 11-18 co-educational comprehensive school serving the Christian and non-Christian communities within the city and surrounding areas including The Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend. Standards of achievement at all levels are exceptionally high, with outcomes consistently performing amongst the best schools in Wales and rest of the UK. However, the school is more than just about examination outcomes. Our students take part in a broad range of activities that help them become "well-rounded" and our strong Christian ethos helps shape our students to become positive role models in our society. It genuinely is a happy place to learn and work! We want every student to have the best start in life by providing them with an outstanding education! We seek to ensure each student in our care achieves their full potential academically; develops the skills necessary to be successful in our ever-changing world; and understands a sense of morality guided by the gospel values of love, acceptance, responsibility and forgiveness. These aims are delivered through a commitment to providing high quality learning experiences, a strong pastoral system and an extensive range of sporting, cultural, physical and extra-curricular activities.
About the role
Welsh is a core subject at the school and is popular amongst students. At key stage 3, students receive four (50-minute) lessons per fortnight, with five lessons at key stage 4. Standards within Welsh as a second language is very strong. Across all key stages, performance at all levels is very high, consistently achieving positive value added (against both FFT estimates and ALPS).
The department plays a key role in supporting the development of Welsh language and culture at The Bishop of Llandaff. This includes the school’s 'Tocyn iaith' language development rewards system through to the 'Clebryn Cymraeg', Welsh language ambassadors. The annual Eisteddfod is a key feature of the school calendar, which involves all year groups and each department participates. As a result, the school is very proud of its contribution to the development of its distinct Welsh heritage. Welsh is located in A block with three dedicated classrooms, fully equipped with interactive technology, printing facilities and visualizers. The quality of teaching within the faculty is very strong. All teachers are subject specialists and have a good range of teaching experience. All new members of staff receive a very strong programme of induction, which includes an allocated member of staff to support with the operational elements of joining a new school, as well as a tailored support package to meet individual needs. All teaching staff are also issued with a school laptop. The role would suit a newly qualified teacher searching for their first position or an experienced teacher looking for a fresh challenge in a different context.
Closing date for applications: 4th February at 12 noon.