This job expired on 23 May 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Actual starting salary: £19,695

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for your interest in the position of Educational Support Officer at Penryn College. We require an Educational Support Officer to play an active part in ensuring that the College’s outcomes for students, including high need SEN and behaviour pupils, are achieved. In order to support and facilitate the wellbeing and progress for identified students, this role will include working directly with pupils in the classroom or on a one-to-one or small group basis.

You will be an active and resourceful part of an Educational Support Team that delivers responsive and effective support to students, with the ability to build and sustain positive relationships with pupils and parents/carers, and to overcome barriers to learning both inside and outside school.

You should have good literacy, numeracy and interpersonal skills, evidence of effective working with young people, and high expectations for pupils’ achievements.

This is a full-time, term time only position, with inset training days and an additional seven days to be worked throughout the year. These seven days will be used for working during the summer holidays for summer school, Stepping Stones Day and after school for Subject Review, learning events, evening meetings and additional administration time.

The hours are Monday to Friday, to be worked between 8.15am and 4.30pm depending on the need of the role. The salary is proportionately reduced in the number of weeks worked during the year. The position is paid for 45.852 weeks per year. The actual annual starting salary for a full-time Educational Support Officer is £19,695 per annum. This role is due to start in September 2024.

The closing date for application forms is 23rd May 2024. Interviews dates are yet to be confirmed.

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. The successful applicants 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.

Please return completed application forms along with your covering letter to: vacancies@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk or post to: HR Office, Penryn College, Kernick Road, Penryn, TR10 8PZ.

What the school offers its staff

The health and wellbeing of our entire school community, including staff, is of utmost importance to us. We have a dedicated Mental Health Lead and a number of employees at the school who are mental health trained to support staff and students alike.

Our Staff Wellbeing Team strive to organise a number of activities in and outside of school, including craft workshops, sports activities, and more. We also have a Workload Wellbeing Team that work to ensure the school is always considerate of staff members’ work-life balance.

We actively encourage staff to take part in the many continuing professional development (CPD) workshops and classes we operate at Penryn College, helping to strengthen and/or develop new skills.

Additionally, we are firm believers in working in partnerships. We have strong links with the University, a long established partnership with a large group of primaries and we are part of the ‘Creativity Collaboratives Programme’, funded by the Arts Council England, testing and evaluating a range of innovative practices in teaching and learning. This has developed our strong, existing relationships with local primary schools and universities, providing many benefits for our staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and as such our school aims to create the safest environment within which every student has the opportunity to achieve.

In accordance with our policies, we are unable to process applications via CV. Only applications made on a fully completed Penryn College application form will be considered.

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About Penryn College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1147 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01326 372379

We’re a lively, thriving school, and we pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students.

We cater for children and young people aged 11-16 who live in Penryn and the surrounding villages of Constantine, Flushing, Mabe, Mawnan Smith, Mylor, Perranwell and Ponsanooth. Students also join us from Falmouth and other outlying villages and towns.

Our PAN (published admission number) for each year group is 210, but the occupational capacity is slightly different for each one. Currently, we are oversubscribed in all year groups.

Originally, Penryn College opened in Falmouth in 1957, and was moved to its present site in 1961. Since that time, there has been a programme of continuous improvement and updating of buildings/classrooms. Our biggest development was the opening of our £24 million College building in 2008.

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