Teachers’ Main/Upper Pay Scale plus TLR2b

(negotiable depending on experience)

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 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 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 school is growing at pace and so we are looking for an exceptional Deputy Curriculum Team Leader to join our Science Team.  The successful candidate will be energetic, resilient, and willing to take risks, learn from them, and grow in the process.  Our Science Department is highly successful, achieving good outcomes for all students, particularly those who experience disadvantage.  The team have a broad range of specialisms and experiences, and this services to create a very supportive and ambitious team to work in.

The students want to learn and arrive at lessons ready to engage with learning.  Leadership 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.

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:

  • 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 together with the Job Description and Person Specification.

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

Interview Date:                            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