Trust School Improvement: English – Poltair School, Ref: POL15

Teachers’ Main/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR2b (negotiable depending on experience)

Full Time, Permanent

Required to Start 1st September 2023

Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT) is a highly successful multi-academy trust situated in mid-Cornwall.  The trust is comprised of 14 schools – 4 secondary and 10 primary.  Since our conception in 2019, we have demonstrated year on year improvement, achieving some truly remarkable outcomes for children.  We are ambitious for the learners in our community and have a strong culture of collaboration to enable us to achieve our mission of ‘learning together to help every child achieve more’.

The Trust is looking to appoint an exceptional leader to support the development of English.  This is a role based in a school and initially, will be at Poltair School, one of our four secondary schools.

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

The school is on a rapid improvement journey and are ambitious for what the students in the community can achieve.  At the heart of this is the provision of a knowledge-rich curriculum and exceptional teaching and learning.  Every 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 and lead a life of choice and opportunities.

The Trust School Improvement: English post is a key appointment.  We are looking for someone with the energy, passion, and commitment to have a demonstrable impact in the development of English in the Trust.

CELT provides unrivalled opportunities for all staff to grow and develop and to collaborate with talented school leaders.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • 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 contribute to building an excellent team
  • 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

If this role suits your professional knowledge, skills and attributes, please read the Candidate Information Pack which includes the Job Description and Person Specification.

Should you wish to discuss this position, please contact Deputy Headteacher, Claire White, via email: 

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:        9.00am, Wednesday 1st March 2023

Interview Date:                                W/c Monday 6th March 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: