5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    4 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£62,561 - £72,483

Pay scale

L15 - L21

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint an outstanding, dynamic Principal at Penwith Academy, an Alternative Provision setting for primary and secondary pupils. Our ideal candidate will have excellent teamwork and communication skills, boundless patience and resilience and the ability and enthusiasm to make a difference with pupils who have a range of social, emotional and mental health needs.

We are looking for someone who embodies the Trust’s values; someone who has diverse experience, as well as a passion for working with young people with additional needs.

This role is suitable for an experienced senior leader, with demonstrable success of leading inclusive education. You will have the ability to lead change and raise standards, alongside a desire to create an outstanding educational offer for pupils.

You will not work alone. Wave Multi Academy Trust works as a collegiate team across the Southwest and as a result, there is the opportunity to work with peers in internal professional networks as well as benefit from a supportive Executive Team who are highly committed and dedicated to success.

For a full list of duties, please see the job description.

What the school offers its staff

Work with Wave: What’s in it for you?

  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Counselling
  • Occupational Health Services
  • Professional Development & Training
  • Salary depending on experience
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme
  • Free Will Writing Benefit
  • Health & Wellbeing Champion
  • Company sick pay dependent on service
  • Free refreshments in workplace

Wave Trust: What we believe and what we do

Wave are an established and successful Multi Academy Trust, comprising of Alternative Provision Academies (APAs), Medical Academies (including Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s child and adolescent mental health unit ‘Sowenna’) and a Special Academy.

We provide education for vulnerable pupils aged 4 – 19 across Devon, Cornwall. The Trust has a national reputation for the delivery of outstanding pupil outcomes including enabling pupils to access the most appropriate education setting and transition to employment, training and higher or further education. The Trust educates over 1000 pupils and employs over 350 members of staff.

We Aim To

  • Provide a balanced and broad curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
  • Give access to the National Curriculum; provide opportunities for external accreditation, and, for those pupils with specific learning difficulties, effective and personalised programmes.
  • Ensure all pupils are supported to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others. Promoting emotional well-being and self-esteem; helping our pupils to recognise their potential and work positively within their community.
  • We will respect all pupils and encourage them to become active participants in their own learning, develop confidence, independence, self-esteem and express their needs and desires.
  • Seek effective and positive working relationships with pupils’ families, schools and other agencies.
  • Enable effective outcomes for our pupils.


Commitment to safeguarding

Wave is dedicated to the safeguarding of children and Safer Recruitment Procedures will be followed. The position requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. An online check may be carried out.

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About Penwith Alternative Provision Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 16
School size
13 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 16

Penwith Academy is a 40 place mixed sex academy for KS1 – KS4 pupils. We serve the Penwith area that includes some of the most economically disadvantaged areas in Europe.

Arranging a visit to Penwith Alternative Provision Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@waveedu.org.

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