Teachers’ Main / Upper Pay Scale

Full Time, Permanent Contract – required for September 2023

Penrice Academy is a happy, safe and welcoming school community with highly effective support, care and guidance to allow students to flourish and excel. We are delighted that our 2022 results were simply exceptional, with Penrice recognised as the top-performing Cornish state secondary school for Progress 8 and Attainment 8. But it’s not all about results. Enrichment plays a huge part of life at Penrice with a plethora of extra-curricular opportunities through our Penrice Plus curriculum, offering over 100 clubs/activities each academic year including options in Art, Academic, Sport and Wellbeing. Our priority is to give students the best possible chance of success and happiness when they move onto their next stages in education and beyond. 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 Teacher of Science to join our large, highly successful, creative and dynamic Science department. The Science curriculum has been thoughtfully designed by our team of specialists to engage, challenge and inspire our young people. Our team is made up of 1 Head of Science and 2 Deputy Heads of Science. There are 13 teachers in total and 3 technicians who all work together collaboratively to inspire our students. We believe that every student is a scientist and our vision for our students is that they are successful, resilient and curious! We are a successful team with a track record of excellent results. Last year we achieved 92% grade 4 and above and 77% grade 5 and significantly +0.82 for our PP students (+0.9 overall). Our triple students’ progress was +0.6 for biology, +0.62 for chemistry and +0.7 for physics.

This is an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified or experienced teacher to work within our Science team. We offer an extensive and highly supportive programme for our Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and a diverse range of professional improvement opportunities for more experienced staff.

If you are interested in this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Tanya Coleman, Deputy Headteacher at Penrice Academy, via email: tcoleman@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.

We reserve the right to close the advert earlier than stated if sufficient applications are received. 

Closing date for applications:     9.00am, Monday 6th February 2023

Interviews to be held:               Week commencing 20th February 2023

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