35 hours per week, 39 working weeks (Term time plus 5 days) 

Actual Salary Range: £14,847 – £17,573 per annum  

Permanent – required for 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 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. 

Our dedicated and experienced SEN team is looking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic SEN Specialist with a keen focus on reading to join a well-established department supporting students with additional needs and those who are currently reading below their chronological reading age.  The successful candidate will be able to use their initiative and support teaching and learning across the curriculum, providing assistance to the teacher in the practical organisation of class activities and small group work.  The SEN Specialist will also be responsible for advocating for students with additional needs, supporting students on the school’s SEN Register to successfully access enrichment opportunities across the school as part of our wider curriculum offer.  Appropriate training will be given to the successful candidate to ensure reading interventions and support is tailored to the student’s needs. 

This would be a fantastic opportunity for a graduate who would like to gain more SEND experience before pursuing a career in teaching and education.  The post is also suitable for individuals who currently work within education as a learning support assistant and would like the opportunity to develop their practice across literacy, reading and classroom support. 

If you are interested in applying for this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Claire Gurd (Assistant Headteacher), on 01726 72163 or email cgurd@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, Monday 11th July 2022  

Interviews to be held:                 To be confirmed 

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