54 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Autumn Term 2024

  • Closing date

    13 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Part time: 12 hours per week

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Actual salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We require a French-speaking Language Assistant to support students in improving their oral communication skills and develop their knowledge of a different society and culture. You will have proven speaking/numeracy/literacy skills in French and be able to lead activities independently with small groups of students. You would be an essential part of a committed department that encourages and expands and enthuses pupils’ experiences within the subject.

This is a term time only position, with additional INSET training days as required and is for approximately 12 hours per week to support Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 French lessons. Ideally, the hours will be spread over the week and may differ from Week A to Week B. The hours and times will be discussed at interview when the timetable is finalised.

The salary is on a proportionately reduced both in the number of hours worked and the number of weeks worked during the year. The position is paid for 43.128 weeks per year and is on a Grade E. The actual annual starting salary for this role is £5,972.09 per annum.

This is a fixed-term role, in the first instance until 31 August 2025.

The closing date for application forms is Friday 13 September at 9.00am. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 16 September 2024.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to vacancies@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About Penryn College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1154 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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