Teachers’ Main / Upper Pay Scale plus TLR 2b (£4,939 pa)

For the right candidate, opportunity for additional TLR3 (up to £2,833pa) 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. Penrice 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 high achieving English Department. The successful candidate will be a motivated and aspirational teacher who can inspire staff and students to achieve their full potential. 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 ambitions for all students.  You will be able to think strategically and creatively whilst 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.  It is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a team; developing and evaluating the impact of the curriculum, teaching and assessment across the faculty, as well as ensuring exceptional progress for all students inside and outside of the classroom, ensuring they leave the school with a passion for English. Working collaboratively with other Heads and Deputy Heads of Department across the school, you will drive our whole school ethos of pride, respect and success.

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. This role is not suitable for ECTs.

In addition to being Deputy Head of English, there is an exciting opportunity, for the right candidate, to lead on whole school academic reading and communication. This role involves working with all departments to support, develop and measure the impact in the planning and delivery of academic reading in lessons. You will also lead on the use of vocabulary across the school, to ensure all students are consistently exposed to and are equipped to effectively use and understand high level vocabulary in all areas of their lives. From September, we are looking to develop the use of oracy across the school and the successful candidate will take a lead role in this alongside an Assistant Headteacher.

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, Thursday 28th April 2022

Interviews to be held:                  Week commencing 2nd May 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974