4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 12 Months

Pay scale

MPS1 - UPR3

Additional allowances

Possible TLR available to support faculty leadership and management.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Required for Easter 2024, a creative and aspiring teacher with a passion for languages to join our supportive department of experienced, dedicated and innovative linguists working in a well-resourced environment.

What the school offers its staff

Languages are integral to our school strategy and a valued part of our curriculum with students able to study both Spanish and French to GCSE and consistently achieving good outcomes. The school leadership team is committed to the British Council Foreign Language Assistant scheme and staff have cultivated numerous strong international links including a partner school in Brittany.

We strive at Humphry Davy School to nurture ‘a true sense of belonging’ with strong, mutually respectful relationships core to our success. The successful candidate will display energy and willingness to support our wide range of enrichment opportunities with the aim of engaging, motivating and inspiring our students to broaden their cultural awareness and raise their aspirations.

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. There are also opportunities for the right candidate to take on additional faculty leadership and management responsibilities.

• 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.


Further details about the role

If you have the energy, drive and inspiration, we would welcome your application.

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


Closing Date: Monday 26th February 2024

Interviews : From Thursday 29th February 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.


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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to sgreet@humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk

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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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