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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a dynamic, committed and enthusiastic History and RE Teacher to teach Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

The successful candidate will enjoy teaching History and RE in a supportive and well-resourced department and must be prepared to contribute to departmental developments. This includes creating differentiated History lessons, amending and updating KS3 History schemes of work to reflect our ongoing curriculum planning, delivering KS3 SACRE Cornwall Agreed syllabus for RE and contributing to the planning and teaching of GCSE and statutory RE in KS4, improving literacy, decreasing the DAP and gender gap in both subjects and essentially inspiring pupils through their love of the subject.

The successful candidate will have 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 themselves and our school.

This is a part time, permanent position to start in September 2023. The FTE will be confirmed at interview but is likely to be around 0.6.

The closing date for completed application forms is Monday 17th April at 9am. Interviews will be held on Thursday 27th April.

What the school offers its staff

Penryn College is a lively thriving Academy which caters for 1150 11-16 pupils in a modern building. We pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students so that when they leave us, they are confident and capable young people who are prepared to give something back to society.

The school offers 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays) on appointment, rising by one day a year, up to a maximum of 28 days holiday after five years, a Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the on-site gym and sports facilities outside of school times.

In 2008 we moved into our £24 million pound new school building, which has a wide range of resources. We have an information rich environment, state of the art sporting facilities including a 6 badminton court size sports hall, the latest generation astro turf pitch, our own climbing wall and every student has been issued with an iPad to support their independent learning.

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.

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 applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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

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
1140 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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.

Arranging a visit to Penryn College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk.

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