“Pupils are highly positive about the opportunities that are offered and feel that they are encouraged to take on leadership opportunities.
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.
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.
LOCAL GOVERNOR VACANCIES
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 – Kate.Williams@smart-trust.net
Exam Invigilator, Reader and Scribe
Grade B (£9.00 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.