4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Physical education

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term - One year

Pay scale

M1 to UP3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Penryn College has a national reputation for PE, Sport and Leadership with some of the best school facilities in the South West of England.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and forward-thinking Teacher of Boys’ Physical Education and Lifeskills. You will have a track record of 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 yourself and our school. An expertise in a broad range of sports is essential – a specialist in rugby or football would be an advantage.

The role includes the high-level delivery of the Key Stage 3 Lifestyle curriculum, GCSE PE and OCR Sport Science, alongside the support and delivery of the extensive out-of-hours learning programme and inter-school fixtures offered at the College. High standards of professionalism and a passion for excellence will be very important, as will a willingness to devote time and energy to the job in and out of school hours.

This is a part-time appointment to start in September 2024, with an FTE of approximately 0.5. This role is one-year fixed-term until 31 August 2025 in the first instance.

Please return the completed application form, along with a covering letter to: vacancies@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.ukor post to HR Office, Penryn College, Kernick Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8PZ.

Closing date for applications:Tuesday 16 July.

Interviews:Thursday 18 July.

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

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

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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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