Teacher of English

Humphry Davy School, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 2TG

This job expired on 30 September 2022

  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (One Year)

Pay scale


Teacher of English job summary

Teacher of English


FTE: 0.8 – 1.0

Fixed Term until October 2023

Required from 31st October 2022, a dynamic and well qualified teacher of English who can motivate, engage and inspire students through their passion for English, creative teaching, presence and personality. You will be joining an experienced and dynamic team who have a clear vision to ensure all students reach their true potential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our popular and expanding school in beautiful West Cornwall, 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.

Applications are welcome from both NQTs and other teachers looking to broaden their experience who share our vision to create an inspiring and vibrant place for learning which 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.

If you have the energy, drive and inspiration, we look forward to hearing from you.

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

Closing date: Friday 30th September

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 6th October

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
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
857 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Our mission is to create ‘an inspiring and vibrant place for learning which enriches, and is a valued part of the Penzance community. A place where we: celebrate individuality; nurture a true sense of belonging; aspire to excellence in everything we do; and seek to maximise the life chances of all our young people.’

Situated in beautiful West Cornwall, Humphry Davy is a truly comprehensive community in which every child is cared for, supported and stretched. The school has a long-standing well-deserved reputation for its caring approach that values individuals and an ethos which encourages, supports and develops students of all abilities – from those with specific learning difficulties right through to the most able and talented. The challenge is to ensure that the standard of care never falls, whilst student outcomes continue to rise.

Arranging a visit to Humphry Davy School

Contact Mrs Lisa Hopkins - 01736 352124

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