Director of Arts & Technology

Teachers’ Main / Upper Pay Scale plus

Leadership Allowance (LA4) of £7,844 pa

Full Time, Permanent – Required for September 2021

Penrice Academy is a truly outstanding school, with wonderful students and forward thinking, inspirational staff.   We are highly successful with year-on-year exceptional results which now put us in the top 7% of schools nationally.  We provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and attributes to be victorious as they move to the next stages of their education and lives. As a school community we have a relentless drive and ambition to provide the best possible educational experience for each and every one of our students. 

Penrice Academy is part of Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT), a family of Cornish Primary and Secondary Schools, with a strategic vision to ‘learn together to help every child achieve more’.  This is an exciting time to join our large, dynamic Trust, which is responsible for educating learners across four secondary schools, one junior school and eight primary schools with a Free School (primary) to open in September 2021. There are extensive opportunities to work collaboratively with experienced professionals and leaders across the Trust, with unparalleled CPD and career development prospects for all.

We are excited to advertise this fantastic opportunity to work at Penrice Academy as Director of Arts and Technology. This position is fitting of an exceptional leader with the passion and dedication to lead our creative subject provision and support the school’s determination to provide outstanding education for all. The successful candidate will be a superb classroom practitioner with the ability to inspire innovation and drive a culture of success, through teamwork and support.  With overall responsibility for Art and Photography, Performing Arts, Technology and Design, the successful candidate will have the autonomy to plan and implement an exciting and engaging curriculum to drive student uptake of these subjects, create inclusive opportunities and improve outcomes for all our young people. Wider whole school strategic leadership of our exceptional Penrice Plus extra-curricular provision and other opportunities are available for the right candidate. With plans to invest in developing our facilities, the Director of Arts and Technology will have oversight of shaping our facilities and curriculum provision.

If you are interested in this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Doug O’Brien, Assistant Headteacher at Penrice Academy, via email  

Application forms and full details are available from:  Applications by CV, letter or social media alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date:         9.00am Thursday 18th March 2021

Interview Date:       Thursday 25th March 2021