Leadership Pay Range: L17-22 

Full Time, Permanent 

Start: 1st September 2023 

Poltair School is a fast paced school, serving students aged 11-16 in the St. Austell area of Cornwall.  We have exceptionally high expectations for all students and as a result our students have exemplary behaviour and attitudes, dress smartly and appreciate the importance of education.  

The school is on a rapid improvement journey, and we are ambitious for what the students in our community can achieve. At the heart of this is the provision of a knowledge-rich curriculum and exceptional teaching and learning. Every senior leader must play their part in modelling expert teaching and expecting the best of others. We truly want our students to develop the confidence and character to make a significant contribution to society.

We have been on an exciting and transformational journey and are now looking for the next talented and experienced senior leader to join our team. Our students deserve the very best staff to nurture their talents and enable them to have a life full of choice and opportunities. 

Senior leadership is fast-paced and challenging, so we want leaders who are resilient, and who are willing to take risks, make mistakes, learn from them, and grow in the process. It is also hugely rewarding, and we can guarantee that this opportunity will bring the best out in you and subsequently, give the students at Poltair School exceptional role models to learn from.  

The school is part of Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT), a family of primary and secondary schools all based in Cornwall. Due to the success of the Trust, there are unrivalled opportunities for all staff to grow and develop and to collaborate with talented school leaders. 

Qualities we are looking for: 

  • An experienced senior leader who has led whole school change and secured excellent outcomes 
  • Outstanding teacher with a proven track record  
  • Commitment and dedication in placing the needs of the students at the heart of every decision 
  • Ability to lead others and to build teams 
  • Outward facing with the ability to seek solutions to problems 
  • Reflective practitioners who can respond positively to constructive feedback 
  • Ability to give honest and constructive feedback to others 

How to apply

Full details of this post, including the Application Form can be found here:

Your application should include:

  • A fully completed Application Form including your personal statement of no more than two sides of A4. It should detail your knowledge, skills and experiences that meet the essential criteria of the Person Specification.

Candidates are welcome to take an informal opportunity to visit the school in action during the week commencing, Monday, 30th January. Please contact Mrs Karen Yates, PA to the Headteacher, via email kyates@poltair.cornwall.sch.uk or by telephone on 01726 874520 to arrange a time for your visit.

We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity to join Poltair School, where the successful candidate will play an integral role in the strategic development of the school.

If you are interested in this position and wish to have an informal conversation, please contact Mark Everett, Headteacher, via email: head@poltair.cornwall.sch.uk

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

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

Shortlisting will take place:        From 7th February 2023

Interviews to be held:                 23rd and 24th February 2023

References will be taken up shortly after shortlisting and prior to interview using the contact details you supply on your application form.

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-therehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974