Headteacher, Penryn, Cornwall

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Penryn CollegePenryn, Cornwall

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L29 - L35 £78,359 - £90,772
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role

A rare opportunity has arisen to recruit a talented and inspirational headteacher with a proven track record of raising standards and who is passionate about putting students at the centre of all they do to ensure that all students are able to fulfil their potential.   

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be able to offer dynamic and motivational leadership for the school and its staff, be committed to the school’s delivery of first class educational outcomes for all students and continue to develop the school ethos and values.   

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Headteacher or emerging senior leader to build on the schools strong and successful reputation and to take-on new challenges and opportunities. 

The future of Penryn College

Penryn College has made the decision, along with some of its feeder primary schools to join together as the Kemeneth MAT, this is due to come into operation from 1st April 2018. Candidates will have the energy and ambition to guide Penryn College through this next stage of growth and strategic development, working with the CEO, MAT Headteachers and Board of Trustees to set the direction of the Kemeneth MAT.   

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will be expected to evidence their ability to: 

  • Provide vision and dynamic and professional leadership for Penryn College to ensure high quality, inclusive and comprehensive education for all its students. 
  • Work with the CEO, other Kemeneth MAT Headteachers and the Board of Trustees to influence the strategic direction of the Kemeneth MAT, share good practice across it and establish Penryn College within it. 
  • Ensure that learning is at the centre of strategic planning and resource management. 
  • Create and maintain an effective partnership with parents and carers to support and improve students’ achievement and personal development.  

About Penryn College

Penryn College is a thriving, oversubscribed, high performing school with a reputation for excellent academic results, extra-curricular activities and inclusivity. The Area Resource Base (ARB) - for children with with special needs, and pastoral teams provide a welcoming and supportive environment for children of all abilities and is an area that the College is especially proud of.  It also has a strong commitment to developing outstanding teachers and leaders and places great importance on working across the community and with other schools.   

In 2008 Penryn College moved into a £24 million pound new school building, which has a great range of resources, including an information rich environment, state of the art sporting facilities including a 6 badminton court size sports hall, the latest generation astro turf pitch and our own climbing wall.  

The College buildings and 10 acres of grounds are used extensively by the community for adult education courses, sporting activities, performances and fund raising activities. Our unique relationship with surrounding primary schools - known as the "Penryn Partnership" - helps primary children to settle in to the college whilst adjusting to their new environment. 

Application Process and Visits

Visits to the school are welcome on the mornings of the 23rd and 26th February. To arrange a visit or for further information please contact our HR Manager, Sasha Wilkinson on 01326 372379 ext 1254 or email swilkinson@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk 

An application pack and application form can be downloaded from our website  http://penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk/the-school/vacancies/  

Please return completed forms to vacancies@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk   

Closing Date: 5th March at 12noon 

Interviews: 26th and 27th March  

Penryn College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment procedures and successful candidates will undergo an enhanced DBS check as well as prudent checks of references and employment history.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kernick Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8PZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1326 372379
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Penryn College is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16 and primarily serves the population of Penryn town and the surrounding villages in Cornwall. The college was designated a Sports College in 1998; a Leading Edge school in 200...