Grade H, 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Actual Salary Range: £22,326 – £26,888 per annum

Permanent Contract, required to start as soon as possible

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 looking for an Operational Designated Safeguarding Lead to join our supportive and skilled team at Penrice Academy. We are a highly successful school that values the importance that pastoral support, care and guidance provides for our leaners. To be successful in the post, we are looking for an Operational Designated Safeguarding Lead who will act as the main point of contact, with day-to-day responsibility within the Academy for safeguarding and child protection, in line with statutory requirements.   The successful candidate will play a key role in facilitating the development of safeguarding policies, guidance, training and procedures for the Academy, as well as evaluating the training provided, ensuring compliance and ensuring that safeguarding is embedded in the culture of the Academy.  The Operational Designated Safeguarding Lead will also have responsibility for the day-to-day organisation of our team of safeguarding ​members here at Penrice Academy. We are looking for a candidate that has previous experience as a deputy designated safeguarding lead, or similar experience.

If you are interested in this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact David Lewis, Executive Deputy Headteacher, via email:

Application forms and full details are available to download below:

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

Closing date for applications:     9.00am, Friday 7th January 2022

Interviews to be held:                  Week commencing 10th January 2022

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: