"They are articulate, positive ambassadors and feel that their successes are recognised and valued.”

(from our 2019 Ofsted report)

Welcome to the Looe Community Academy vacancies page and thank you for your interest.

About us

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.  We are a very scenic 30 minute drive from Plymouth.

Assessed by Ofsted in January 2019 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.

Please apply direct to us by completing and sending the Academy’s application form to:


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.



Assistant SENDCo

Start date: May 2021

Closing date: Midday Monday 19 April 2021

Grade: F

Hours: 35 hours per week, term time only

Salary: £15,400 to £17,000 (after adjustment for 38 working weeks and 35 hours per week)

Location: Cornwall (PL13 1NQ)

Contract type and terms: permanent (job share will be considered)


About the position

The local governors of Looe Community Academy warmly welcome applications from caring individuals who share our commitment to excellence and our passion for achieving the very best outcomes for all our learners.

We warmly welcome applications from emotionally attuned individuals that can champion the best possible provision and support for all of our students with disabilities or requiring special educational provision. Please read carefully the personal attributes within the person specification of the job description.

The Academy is very well resourced through our commitment to provide outstanding opportunities for all learners, including subject expert teachers, well-appointed classrooms, extensive sports facilities and wide access to IT.

We expect the very best from our students and in return we provide the very best educational opportunities and pastoral care. We have worked in partnership with HeadStart to adopt the Trauma Informed Schools approach and we are working in partnership with the NHS to further develop integrated health and education services on our site, providing our students with access to a range of support services delivered by our staff and by external specialists. The new Assistant SENDCo will play a key role in complementing our excellent pastoral provision and developing our partnerships.


Job Description

Application Form




Learning Support Assistant

Start date: May 2021 or by negotiation

Closes: 1200 Monday 19 April 2021

Contract: Grade C - up to 30 hours per week during term time (43.128 paid weeks per year, including holiday pay) - initially on a temporary basis to meet the prevailing needs of our learners

Salary (from 1 April 2020): £9.43 per hour

Location: Cornwall (PL13 1NQ)


About the position

The local governors of Looe Community Academy warmly welcome applications from enthusiastic individuals that share our commitment to excellence and our passion for achieving the very best outcomes for all our learners.

If you have the aptitude and ability to directly support student learning with enthusiasm, warmth and compassion, then we would very much like to hear from you, including from applicants that may wish to work part-time.

Initially on a temporary basis, the role is highly rewarding and will be responsive to the needs of our learners requiring additional support. To support our new ways of working to mitigate COVID-19 through staggered lunch breaks, the role, and hours paid, include lunchtime supervision.

The Academy is very well resourced through our commitment to provide outstanding opportunities for learning, with excellent facilities and equipment and subject-specific classrooms.

We are 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.


Job Description

Application Form



Exam Invigilator, Reader and Scribe

Grade B (£9.25 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.

Job Description & Person Spec

Application Form

Please return completed forms to: Mrs Hazel Willars, PA to the Headteacher. 





We currently have vacancies on our Local Governing Committees for Co-Opted and Parent Governors.

Being a school governor is a challenging but hugely rewarding role. It will give you the chance to make a real difference to young people, give something back to your local community and use and develop your skills in a board-level environment. You will also be joining the largest volunteer force in the country.

Schools need governing committees that have a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to enable them to be effective. Ofsted (the national inspection body for schools) has repeatedly noted that the most effective schools demonstrate effective leadership and management – including by the governing committee.

Anyone aged over 18 can be a governor (but there are some exceptions) and you do not need to be a parent. There is no requirement for you to have an understanding of the education system, just the necessary skills, character and time to contribute. Schools need and benefit from a range of professional knowledge on their governing committee including education, finance, human resources, legal, marketing and public relations, property and estates management, and organisational change.

Governors can expect to attend around 6 meetings per year, held either in the afternoon or the early evening.

If you would like to discuss the role informally in the first instance, please contact the Clerk to Governors Kate Williams by email –



SMART address


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