16 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: 34 hours per week.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,186 - £22,396 (actual salary: £18,350 - £18,524)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We require fixed-term and permanent full-time Teaching Assistants and Tier Two Teaching Assistants to support students with special educational needs in a variety of subject areas throughout the school. These roles will start in September. The fixed-term positions will run until 31 August 2025.

You should have excellent literacy, numeracy and interpersonal skills, evidence of effectively working with young people, and high expectations for pupils' achievements. Previous manual handling training/experience and personal care are an advantage.

These are term time only positions, with additional INSET training days as required, working Monday, 8.25am - 4.30pm, and Tuesday to Friday, 8.25am - 3.40pm, and so the salary is proportionately reduced both in the number of hours worked and the number of weeks worked during the year. Working 34 hours per week, this position is paid for 43.128 weeks per year. The full-time equivalent salary will be £22,186 - £22,396 (actual salary: £18,350 - £18,524).

Penryn College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. In accordance with our policies, we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form.

Please return completed application forms along with your covering letter to: vacancies@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk, or post to: HR Office, Penryn College, Kernick Road, Penryn, TR10 8PZ.

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

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 vacancies@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk

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About Penryn College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1147 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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