37 hours per week, 39 working weeks per year

Starting Salary: £15,696 per annum (Pay review pending)

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 to appoint a Science HLTA/Technician to join our large, highly successful, creative and dynamic Science department. This is the perfect role for anybody who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people; looking to get into Science education or for an experienced technician with classroom experience. We believe that every student is a scientist, we offer them the opportunity to explore every aspect of Science, and therefore place huge importance on the role of practical work.

This is an exciting opportunity for somebody to work within our Science team as a Science HLTA and Technician, working alongside our class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of students in Science. We offer an extensive and highly supportive programme for our new staff and a diverse range of professional improvement opportunities for more experienced staff. The successful candidate will receive in depth training from our Lead Technician. We also work closely with ITT training providers for any candidates that may be considering a career as a Science Teacher.

If you are interested in this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Daniel Round, Head of Science at Penrice Academy, via email: dround@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 20th May 2022

Interviews to be held:                  Week commencing 23rd 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