“Consistently good teaching across a range of subjects is underpinned by strong
subject knowledge and teachers’ ability to use a range of effective strategies.”
(from our Ofsted 2015 report)
Welcome to the Looe Community Academy vacancies page and thank you for your interest.
Our Academy is situated in the historic fishing town of Looe on Cornwall’s outstanding south eastern coastline, serving the beautiful coastal and rural villages and hamlets.
Assessed by Ofsted in July 2015 as a good school, the Academy is an inclusive secondary community school delivering Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 to 610 students aged 11-16 and of mixed ability.
Our mission is to create and sustain a caring, learning community of high quality, where everyone is valued for who they are and what they may become. Enshrined in Cornish, the Academy motto is “bydh gwella gylli” (be the best you can be).
Join us on our journey to outstanding.
About the application process
Please read carefully the job description and person specification.
We are happy to accept hand-written and electronically completed application forms.
In completing your application form, please ensure that you answer fully and provide all relevant information.
For non-teaching roles, please note that your supporting statement is an important element of the process as it helps us to assess your suitability for the position.
The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate their entitlement to work in the UK.
Not everyone will be selected for an interview, but every application we receive will be carefully considered against the published criteria and all applicants will be treated equally and fairly.
Looe Community Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including references, disqualification declaration, health screening and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance. Only applications submitted on the Academy’s application form will be considered.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Looe Community Academy - Headteacher
Start date: April 2019 or by negotiation
Closing date: Midday Monday 29 October 2018
Interviews: Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 November 2018
Salary: L18-L24 (starting point by negotiation)
Location: Cornwall (PL13 1NQ)
Contract type and terms: Full time permanent
The local governors of Looe Community Academy warmly welcome applications from exceptional educational leaders who are themselves inspirational practitioners with a proven track record of enriching teaching and learning, enhancing pedagogy and raising achievement and who share our commitment to excellence and our passion for achieving the very best outcomes for all our learners.
Our ideal candidate will possess the talent, vision and belief to lead our successful learning community with infectious energy and enthusiasm, while pursuing our drive for the highest standards across all subjects at all stages. In leading the Academy, your dynamism will inspire and motivate all staff and students of all abilities, removing barriers and tackling disadvantage, so that everyone really can be the best that they can be.
Staffed with subject experts, our vibrant Academy is very well resourced through our commitment to provide outstanding opportunities for learning, including well-appointed subject-specific classrooms and teaching spaces, extensive outdoor learning areas and access to a range of IT.
We are part of the South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART), which provides for excellent leadership opportunities at every level, outstanding professional development and access to expert support, advice, guidance and knowledge pooling from fellow practitioners in our partner schools.
How to apply
Please see our full advert on eTeach.
Teacher of Resistant Materials and Engineering
Start date: January 2019 or by negotiation
Closing date: Midday Monday 15 October 2018
Interviews: Thursday 18 October 2018
Suitable for NQTs: Yes
Location: Cornwall (PL13 1NQ)
Contract type and terms: Full time permanent (part time working and job share will be considered)
The local governors of Looe Community Academy warmly welcome applications from inspirational practitioners who share our commitment to excellence and our passion for achieving the very best outcomes for all our learners.
We warmly welcome applications from expert teachers that can deliver Resistant Materials and Engineering with energy and infectious enthusiasm to students of all abilities across KS3 and KS4, whether newly qualified or highly experienced.
The Technology department is staffed with subject experts and is very well resourced through our commitment to provide outstanding opportunities for learning, including well-appointed workshops with a wide range of equipment and machinery, dedicated subject-specific classrooms and direct access to departmental IT.
Our Academy is part of the South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART), which provides for outstanding local career opportunities, excellent professional development opportunities and access to expert support, advice, guidance and knowledge pooling from fellow practitioners in our partner schools.
How to apply
Please apply via eTeach, using the Academy’s application form.
Business Apprenticeship – Level 3
We are looking for a Finance, Administration and Business Apprentice to undertake a Level 3 apprenticeship at our Academy.
There will be opportunities to develop a wide range of practical and transferrable skills by working with very experienced staff across our business support function.
If you are interested in applying, please follow this link to our long-established apprenticeship provider, the Skills Group.
Exam Invigilator, Reader and Scribe
Grade B (£8.50 per hour) - casual basis
We are looking to appoint Exam Invigilators to assist our Examinations Officer with the smooth running of examinations throughout the year by providing invigilation during exams, together with reading or scribe support for students. If you are calm, approachable and punctual, with a flexible attitude and good literacy skills then we would welcome your application. Working hours will be variable to align with our mock exam schedule and the national examination programme.