We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and energetic teacher who can motivate and inspire pupils across both Key Stage 3 and 4, with a proven track record in raising standards of attainment and achievement, to join our forward-thinking Science Department. Experience of teaching Physics would be advantageous but is not essential.
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 full-time, permanent contract to start in September 2021.
The Science Department delivers GCSE AQA Triple and Combined Trilogy Science specifications. Triple Science is offered as an option subject and is currently undertaken by approximately one third of the cohort. Results for Triple Science are above national figures and Trilogy results have seen consistent improvement over the last five years. Our key focus at GCSE is improving the progress of middle ability students. Timetabled intervention programmes and increased time for consolidation and reflection have resulted in significant improvement in this area.
The department consists of 11 members of teaching staff and two technicians and has eight state of the art labs, each with interactive whiteboards, AppleTVs and visualisers as well as shared use of the recently redeveloped STEAM facilities. Subject specialisms in the department are predominantly Biology with some Chemistry. All staff deliver across the full subject and ability range. There is a wide range of teaching experience within the team and a strong culture of collaboration and working together.
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 1150 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.
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: Wednesday 14th April at 9am.
Interviews: Interviews are likely to be held on Monday 26th April but in the current climate we may need to be flexible and will update shortlisted candidates nearer the time about how interviews will take place.
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years
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...