Teachers’ Main/Upper Pay Scale 

Full Time, Permanent 

Required to Start 1st September 2023

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

The school has been 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 teacher 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 school is growing at pace and so we are looking for an exceptional Teacher of Physical Education to join our team.  The successful candidate will be energetic, resilient, and willing to take risks, learn from them, and grow in the process.  Our Physical Education Department is very well resourced and given high priority in both our academic and extra-curricular curriculum.  It is a popular subject and students show high levels of engagement in lessons and extra-curricular clubs and teams.

Students at Poltair School want to learn and arrive at lessons ready to engage.  Teaching at Poltair School is 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.

Poltair 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.

This role is suitable for ECTs and experienced practitioners.

Qualities we are looking for:

  • Outstanding teacher with a proven track record of achieving positive student outcomes
  • Commitment and dedication in placing the needs of the students are the heart of every decision
  • Outward facing with the ability to seek solutions to problems
  • Reflective practitioners who can respond positively to constructive feedback
  • Commitment to providing a range of extra-curricular experiences for all students

If this role suites your professional knowledge, skills, and attributes, please read the Candidate Information Pack together with the Job Description and Person Specification.

Should you wish to discuss this position, please contact Claire White, Deputy Headteacher, via email: cwhite@poltair.cornwall.sch.uk  

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, Tuesday 9th May 2023

Interviews to be held:                Week Commencing Monday 15th May 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