Permanent Contract, required for September 2023

As a support staff position – 37 hours per week, 39 working weeks (Term time plus 5 days), Actual Salary Range: £17,344 – £20,226 per annum

For a qualified teacher – M1 fixed, Actual Salary £28,000 (to include teaching responsibilities)

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 in life at Penrice with a plethora of extra-curricular opportunities through our Penrice Plus curriculum, offering over 100 clubs and 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 and we recognise that a student’s confidence with reading plays a massive part across all areas. Building upon the success of reading initiatives already introduced, including a whole school tutor group reading programme, Penrice Academy are seeking to appoint a Reading Champion to further drive reading for pleasure across the Academy. This role is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and creative champion of reading to lead our library, work with students in groups and individually and collaborate with colleagues across the Academy to promote a love of reading both in and out of the classroom. The role will also include working with our highly successful reading recovery team to ensure all students can access reading for life. For a qualified teacher the role will include whole class and smaller group teaching.

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 offering extensive opportunities to work collaboratively and benefit from unparalleled CPD and career development prospects.

If you are interested in applying for this position and wish to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Jenni Oddy, Assistant Headteacher, via email:

Application forms and full details are available to download below:

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

Closing date for applications:    9.00am, Monday 5th June 2023

Interviews to be held:         Week commencing 12th June 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: