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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L28 to L33

What skills and experience we're looking for

Required for September 2024,

Permanent, full time

Number on roll: 1064 (11-16yrs)

Main Purpose of the Job

  • Responsible for the day-to-day leadership and management of Mounts Bay Academy in line with the Trust Scheme of Delegation
  • to work closely with the CEO, Trustees and Local Academy Committee to provide strong vision, leadership and direction
  • to provide an environment in which staff and pupils are enabled to achieve their full potential
  • to promote the aims of the school and Trust through implementation of the policies of the Trustees and Local Academy Committee

For a full job description and person specification, please contact vpeaker@leadingedgeacademies.org

To have an informal conversation about the role or to arrange a school visit, please email dteasdale@leadingedgeacademies.org

What the school offers its staff

  • Excellent bespoke professional development
  • Exceptionally well-resourced learning environment
  • A friendly and caring whole academy community
  • Employee benefits
  • An employee assistance programme and other wellbeing initiatives

Commitment to safeguarding

Mounts Bay Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to employment. Details of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found on our website www.mountsbay.org.

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About Mounts Bay Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1066 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01736 688442

Mounts Bay Academy is located in Penzance, West Cornwall with 1065 students aged 11-16 years. Mounts Bay school converted to Academy status in 2011 and a year later was awarded an Outstanding grade in a full Ofsted Inspection. In November 2017 the Academy was inspected by Ofsted to review its safeguarding arrangements and the HMI visitors noted that the Academy had a fully inclusive culture and provided excellent support for vulnerable students. Since then we were awarded a Good grade in 2021 under the new Ofsted Framework introduced in 2019.

The Academy is a hub for the Challenge Partners’ network and part of a number of school improvement and leadership organisations such as High Performance Learning.

The Academy has also successfully made bids to improve our facilities over the last 5 years and there are now new changing rooms and Science laboratories, a new sports hall and an artificial pitch along with significant building and technological improvements in the past year.

Mounts Bay Academy is an Apple Distinguished school and each student and staff member is provided with a digital device to support their learning and work. We believe that students should be prepared for the world in which they will live when they leave the Academy and strive daily to ensure that we update our knowledge accordingly.
We are a learning community that aspires to success for all without exception, convinced that everyone has the ability to learn at the highest level, we just need to present them learning experiences that are as engaging as they are adventurous. We believe that all young people can achieve; it is our job to nurture the very best in each person by identifying their strengths and talents and removing any barriers to learning.
Talent is celebrated, curiosity is nurtured and every individual is given the chance to shine. We help to develop young people with a positive attitude to learning and life, ready to take on the challenges of our fast-changing world and to make a creative contribution to their community.
You will be joining an ethical community, guided by the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, 17 goals to help end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Giving everyone that joins us the chance to shape a better future for themselves, the community and the world at large.
The successful candidate will be a brave, creative and visionary person, to join our courageous staff to enable all to thrive in this ever-changing world. We are looking for a professional with a spirit of adventure who understands that high personal and academic standards and exciting learning can combine to change young people’s lives. Mounts Bay Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect the candidate to share this commitment.

Arranging a visit to Mounts Bay Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vpeaker@leadingedgeacademies.org.

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