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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Leadership Scale L28 - L34

Job summary

Required for September 2022

Due to the retirement of the current post holder, we are looking for an exceptional, highly aspirational, passionate and strong leader who is able to demonstrate strategic leadership, coupled with excellent people management skills, who will build on what is currently good, and ensure that the College continues to improve by embracing opportunities and challenges.

Helston Community College is one of the family of schools who together are Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust. We genuinely support each other and work closely together to achieve our aim of 'enabling excellence for all': our children, our staff and our communities. Our work is underpinned by the co-operative values and these inform everything we do.

Ideally, you will be an existing Headteacher, Head of School, or senior leader, who is able to demonstrate that they have a record of significant and successful school improvement, and the capacity to make a difference in this large community College. We are one of the largest secondary schools in Cornwall, with student numbers of 1345; including 205 who are currently in our Sixth Form.

The person specification identifies the experience, skills and attributes we are seeking, but in short, we are looking for:

• an inspirational leader who is entirely committed to delivering an exceptional education
for all
• a strong and confident public figurehead who will positively and effectively engage with
our community
• a strategic and emotionally intelligent leader who enjoys working collaboratively

We are committed to promoting aspiration, encouraging ambition and ensuring achievement within a values-driven ethos.

Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021).

Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust is committed to having a workforce that promotes equality and celebrates diversity.

Applicants are expected to familiarise themselves with our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, which can be found via the following link :

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1364 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01326 575030

About Helston Community College

At Helston Community College, our students matter: each one an individual, valued and appreciated. We are ambitious for all of our students and are committed to providing a learning experience that consists of high challenge combined with appropriate support, and effective teaching in a safe and disciplined environment.

Our College is a place where doors of opportunity are opened for young people, and we encourage them to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way. We provide a diverse curriculum, allowing students to develop knowledge, skills and talents in a broad range of subject areas. We challenge students’ thinking and encourage them to learn from setbacks, so that they become resilient learners who can respond effectively to future challenges. We urge our students to believe in themselves, to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development, and to work hard so that they achieve their very best.

Helston Community College is part of the Southerly Point Co-operative Multi-Academy Trust, which was established on 1st June 2017. The College's ethos and work is under-pinned by the co-operative values: self–help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity; and the co-operative ethical principles: honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others. The Trust works together to improve and enhance opportunities for all young people in the local community.

Arranging a visit to Helston Community College
If you would like any further details then please contact Angela Atkinson, HR Manager via email:

Arranging a visit to Helston Community College

Informal visits to the College are welcomed.

Please contact Angela Atkinson, HR Manager on 01326 575030 or email should you wish to speak to someone about the role or to arrange a visit.

School location

Church Hill, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8NR

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