Teachers’ Main / Upper Pay Scaleplus TLR 2b

Plus for the right candidate, opportunity for additional TLR3 allowance for whole school responsibilities for academic reading and communication

Permanent Contract, required to start in September 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. 

We are looking to appoint a Deputy Head of English to take a leading role in our innovative and highly successful English Department. The successful candidate will be a motivated and aspirational teacher who can inspire students to leave our school with a genuine love for English. 

Our students are at the heart of everything we do and, as a leader, you will be excellent in your own classroom practice with high aspirations for all students.  As a leader, you will be able to think strategically and creatively while being a good role model for students and teachers – leading by example. The role involves working impactfully as part of the leadership team in English, consisting of one other Deputy Head of English and the Head of Department.  Together this team will be developing and evaluating the curriculum, teaching and assessment across the faculty, ensuring exceptional progress for all students inside and outside of the classroom. It will also involve working collaboratively with other Heads and Deputy Heads of Department across the school. 

The role is suitable for teachers who have a proven track record of exceptional teaching and impact on student progress. You may or may not have previous leadership experience. In addition, there is an exciting opportunity, for the right candidate, to lead on whole school academic reading and communication, alongside the Deputy Head of English role. This role is not suitable for Early Career Teachers. 

If you are interested in this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Jenni Oddy, Assistant Headteacher, via email: joddy@penrice.org.uk  

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 1st April 2022 

Interviews to be held:                  Thursday 7th April 2022 

To apply, please complete a CELT Application Form and email to recruitment@celtrust.org

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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974