Grade F, 35 hours per week, 44.652 paid weeks per year

(Term Time plus 5 INSET Days)

Actual Salary Range: £14,622 – £17,573 per annum

Permanent Contract, Required to start in January 2022

Penrice Academy is a truly outstanding school, with wonderful students and forward thinking, inspirational teaching and support 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 successful as they move to the next phase of their education. 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 nine primary schools. There are extensive opportunities to work collaboratively with experienced professionals across the Trust with unparalleled CPD and career development prospects for all.

We are seeking to appoint a SEN Specialist to take a proactive role in the 1:1 support of the educational and social needs of a student and to meet the requirements as stated in their Education and Health Care Plan or SEND Support Plan. It will be a requirement for the successful candidate to support the student’s learning in classes and additionally, the extended school provisions, as part of our enriched curriculum. The role will also involve collaborating in the development and delivery of specific interventions, either in small groups or within the classroom environment. Previous experience of working with young people with additional needs would be advantageous but not essential. 

If you are interested in this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Abby Macdonald, Operational SENDCo at Penrice Academy, via email:

Application forms and full details are available to download below:

Please complete a CELT Application Form and email to

Applications by CV, letter or social media alone will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications:     9.00am, Monday 6th December 2021

Interviews to be held:                  Week commencing 6th December 2021

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).  This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers and, if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: