Drama and/or Dance Teacher

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic Drama and Dance specialist who can motivate and inspire pupils across both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 to join our forward thinking Creative Arts department.

You will have a good track record of excellent classroom practice, be committed to high standards of learning and student progress, with the energy and vision to build on current progress and have ambitions for yourself and our school.

This is a part-time, maternity contract to start September 2020. FTE to be confirmed but is likely to be between 0.6 – 0.8

The Department

The Drama and Dance department sits alongside Music, Art, Textiles and Media in the Creative Arts faculty, within the department there is a Head of Drama/Dance, Head of Music, and a Head of Art/Textiles all under the leadership of the Head of Creative Arts. There is currently one teacher of Dance/Drama, three teachers of Music, one of Media/Drama/STEAM and three teachers of Art/Textiles.

The School

Penryn College is a lively thriving college with an excellent reputation who cater for boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 years with a current number on roll of 1135 and we pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students.

In 2008 we moved into our £24 million pound new school building, which has a great range of resources, including an information rich environment, state of the art sporting facilities including a 6 badminton court size sports hall, the latest generation astro turf pitch and our own climbing wall.

Our College buildings and 10 acres of grounds are used extensively by the community for adult education courses, sporting activities, performances and fund raising activities. Our unique relationship with surrounding primary schools – known as the “Penryn Partnership” – helps primary children to settle in to the college whilst adjusting to their new environment.

In July 2011 we became an Academy. We are committed to maintaining all those things that staff, pupils and the community value about Penryn College.

To Apply

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant 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.

Further details and an application pack can be found on the school website at

Closing date: Thursday 9th July at 9aam

Interviews: Tuesday 14th July. In this current climate we may need to be flexible and will update shortlisted candidates nearer the time about how and where the interviews will take place.


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More about Penryn College

Type: Mainstream School

Phase: Secondary

Funding status: State – Academy

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 11 – 16 years

Denomination: Non-denominational

Address: Kernick Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8PZ, United Kingdom



Penryn College is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16 and primarily serves the population of Penryn town and the surrounding villages in Cornwall. The college was designated a Sports College in 1998; a Leading Edge school in 200…

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