Required for the new academic year (January 2024 start or
earlier by negotiation), a creative, aspiring and reflective teacher
with a passion for Science to join our dedicated department of experienced, supportive
and inspirational staff working in our well-resourced Science faculty.
We strive at Humphry Davy School to nurture ‘a true sense of
belonging’ with strong, mutually respectful relationships core to our success. Our
Science Faculty is integral to our success, inspiring students to think about
and engage with the World around them and to build on their own experiences and
This is an exciting opportunity to join our popular and successful school in beautiful West Cornwall. 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 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 NQTs 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.
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
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
- We complement our high
quality whole school programme with opportunities to pursue the full range of
NPQ’s including the NPQ Leading Teaching.
- The full range of staff well
being and support can be found in our policy available on the school website,
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.
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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