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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 3:37pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

NB We also have a current vacancy for our Second in Creative Arts Faculty, TLR 2A (£3,213). Please indicate in your letter of application if you wish to be considered and provide a supporting paragraph.

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will make an outstanding contribution to the future development of PE, display a clear commitment towards the continual raising of standards through extra-curricular and enrichment activities and support the delivery of sport to primary schools in the area. The ability to teach a second subject would be an advantage. Our exceptional facilities include a floodlit, all weather, synthetic training pitch, a large sports hall and gymnasium, large creative arts, drama and dance halls, playing fields, tennis and netball courts and a fully equipped fitness suite.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our popular and successful school in beautiful West Cornwall. Ofsted (Inspection May 2023) judged the school as ‘good’ and stated, “Pupils enjoy attending Humphry Davy School. They feel safe, happy and well-cared for. Pupils value the warm and respectful relationships they have with their teachers. It is a highly inclusive school”.

We value our long-standing and well-deserved reputation for a cooperative and inclusive ethos which encourages, supports and develops students of all abilities. Our staff are recognised as sharing this strong commitment to raising standards, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved beyond your core responsibilities if you so choose.

Applications are welcome from both ECTs and other teachers looking to broaden their experience who share our vision to create an inspiring and vibrant place for learning that enriches, and is a valued part of the Penzance community. The applicant appointed can be assured of our full support in their further professional and career development.

For further details, including application form, please visit our school website www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2024 (Midday)

Interview Date: Week beginning Monday 20th May 2024

Humphry Davy School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to pre employment checks which include applying for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

What the school offers its staff

What the school offers its staff

A school located in beautiful west Cornwall with a genuine family atmosphere.

• The successful candidate can be assured of our full support in pursuit of their career goals. The development of staff is fundamental to raising standards and our high-quality programme of whole school professional development is supplemented with input from our highly experienced and successful languages team.

• The full range of staff well-being and support can be found in our policy available on the school website, but includes:

• Access to Health and Wellbeing support through the ‘Schools Advisory Service’ including 24-hour GP access, Physiotherapy, some private Medical operations, Counselling & Mindfulness and Staff wellbeing clinics.

• Termly wellbeing events where staff can learn a new craft, socialize and generally ‘have fun’ as a community.

• Flexible working options in pursuit of a work/life balance.

• An ‘open door’ policy to ensure staff are able to easily seek advice, share thoughts and help us develop our policy and practice.

• Access to the Cornwall Council ‘One and All Employee Benefits’ including ‘Techscheme’, Cycle to Work scheme, Discounted memberships and 'on-line’ and ‘in-store’ discounts including major high street stores.

Commitment to safeguarding

Humphry Davy School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff are subject to pre employment checks which include applying for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Humphry Davy School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
809 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Humphry Davy School is situated in beautiful West Cornwall and is committed to ensuring the highest quality of education for all our students. Ofsted (Short Inspection November 2016) judged the school as ‘good’ and stated, “Across the school we found that pupils were very keen to learn. Pupils we spoke with enjoy coming to school and feel that they are making good progress. Pupils are well-mannered and keen to tell visitors how good the school is and how it keeps them safe”. A more recent visit in July 2022 by the LA education effectiveness team highlighted how staff create a positive atmosphere and inclusive ethos, leading to all students having a sense of belonging to the Humphry Davy Community.
We look forward to the publication of the most recent report, following inspection in May 2023

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