Geography Teacher, Falmouth

Closing date:Expiring soon

Penryn CollegeFalmouth

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: TMS or UPS
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


We are looking for a dynamic, inspirational and forward-thinking Geography Teacher who can motivate and inspire pupils across the ability range at both Key Stage 3 and 4 with a proven track record in raising standards of attainment and achievement. 

You will have a good track record of excellent classroom practice, be committed to high standards of learning and student progress, with the energy and vision to build on current progress and have ambitions for yourself and our school.

This is a maternity post with an approximate FTE of 0.40 to September 2020.  The ability to teach an additional Humanities subject would be advantageous.  

The Department

The Geography department sits alongside History, RE and Business Studies in the Humanities faculty, under the leadership of the Head of Humanities who is also the Head of History. There are currently 5 members of the Geography department in total.

The successful candidate will enjoy teaching Geography in a supportive and well resourced department and must be prepared to contribute fully to departmental developments. This includes new National Curriculum changes, fieldwork, ICT, literacy, numeracy and thinking skills; essentially inspiring pupils through their love of the subject. 

The School

Penryn College is a lively thriving college with an excellent reputation who cater for boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 years with a current number on roll of 1135 and we pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students.

In 2008 we moved into our £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. 

Our 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.  

In July 2011 we became an Academy.  We are committed to maintaining all those things that staff, pupils and the community value about Penryn College. 

To Apply

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. In accordance with our policies we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. 

Further details and an application pack can be found on the school website at

Closing date: Monday 24th February at 9am.

Interviews: Wednesday 4th March.

More about Penryn College
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. View in Google Maps
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...