"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. 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: HWillars@looe.cornwall.sch.uk
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.
Estate and Facilities Development Manager (2 posts)
One post at Liskeard School and Community College, one post at Saltash Community School
Start date: November 2020 or by negotiation
Closing date: Midday Monday 9 November 2020
Grade G, full time, permanent, 37 hours per week, 52 paid weeks pa, starting at £22,183
Our 6 academy schools are part of the South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust (SMART). We have 2 vacancies in our central estate management team, based at Liskeard School and Community College and at Saltash Community School, although the service supports other schools in the area.
About the positions
We warmly welcome applications from self-motivated individuals who share our values and ethos and our passion for achieving the very best outcomes for all learners.
Our schools are very well resourced through our commitment to provide outstanding opportunities for learning, including through subject expert teachers, well-appointed classrooms, laboratories and workshops, extensive sports facilities and wide access to IT; maintaining and further developing the estate, infrastructure and facilities is therefore key to enabling and enhancing the learning and to achieving the very best educational outcomes.
We are therefore keen to engage a professional practitioner on each site that can provide the best possible learning environment for all of our students, and for those pupils at the other schools that our service supports. Please read carefully the job description and the required personal attributes and let us know through your supporting statement why you believe you are the ideal professional for this role.
Though primarily based at Liskeard School and Community College or Saltash Community School, the role requires regular travel to service our Trust schools and other sites.
To find out more about the schools, please see the vacancies pages of our website at:
www.liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk and www.saltash.net
To find out more about the Trust, please visit our website at:
How to apply
Please apply direct to us by completing the Trust’s application form, specifying whether you have a preferred location, and sending it to: email@example.com
We do not accept CVs and only applications submitted on the Trust’s application form will be considered.
The successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate their entitlement to work in the UK.
Liskeard School and Community College, Saltash Community School and SMART are committed to safeguarding and appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including references, health screening and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.
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 (£9.25 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.
Please return completed forms to: Mrs Hazel Willars, PA to the Headteacher.
Applications for our waiting list are invited