Permanent – to start 1st January 2023

Teachers’ Main / Upper Pay Scale plus TLR1a

Full Time (1.0fte)

❖ Are you an outstanding practitioner who is ready to take on greater challenge and responsibility?

❖ Do you have energy, commitment, vision and the ability to motivate and coach teaching colleagues to perform to the very best of their ability?

At Brannel School, we believe that the single most important responsibility of any Head of Department is to grow great teachers within his or her team. Heads of Department are the gatekeepers of standards and innovation; they are the leaders closest to the classroom.

As Head of Science you will be a leader as well as a manager. Leading with imagination and persistence, you will create a department team with a shared sense of loyalty, enjoyment, and pride in their professional development and the ability to deliver the school’s core purpose. You will have the responsibility to lead and manage staff and all aspects of the department, so that any student learning their subject does so in a structured, engaging way and becomes a confident, successful learner who will thrive in a changing world.

Brannel School is situated in the heart of rural Cornwall’s China Clay communities and offers 850 places to students aged 11-16.  Brannel School is part of Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT), a family of Cornish Primary and Secondary Schools, with a strategic vision of ‘learning together to help every child achieve more’. This is an exciting time to join our large and 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. 

Application forms and full details are available to download from below.

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

Closing date for applications:      Monday 26th September 2022 at 9am

Interviews to be held:                    Week commencing 3rd October 2022      

Cornwall Education Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to the satisfactory completion of safer recruitment checks and references including an enhanced DBS check.  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: