Executive Headteacher to be appointed across Barry's two new secondary schools

12 June 2017

A new executive headteacher will be appointed to oversee the establishment of two new mixed sex secondary schools for Barry.


Working across the two schools the executive headteacher will then be responsible for all aspects of the schools’ strategic management as well as pupils’ results. 


Cllr Bob Penrose, Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture, said: “This is a project of huge importance and it is essential that the £44m being invested in education in Barry brings the greatest possible benefit to the town. 


Image001 (3)“These will be two separate schools with distinct identities and new executive headteacher will work with the Council and the two governing bodies to maximise the potential of both schools. Most importantly the executive headteacher will ensure the two work together to make the transition as smooth as possible for both pupils and parents.”


The new post will be created with a five year contract to oversee the transition to two new schools. Under the proposed arrangements there would also be a ‘head of school’ at each new school. These teachers will be responsible for the day to day management of both the schools. 


Work is already underway on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s £44m project to transform secondary education in Barry. Governing bodies were established earlier this year and the new schools will begin to operate from September 2018. A brand new building will replace the current Barry 


Comprehensive School while the building currently housing Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School will be completely overhauled as part of a construction programme that will provide both new schools with state of the art facilities. 


It is anticipated that the executive headteacher post will be filled this year and that the successful candidate will be in place from early 2018.