Required for 1st September 2020
Salary/Grade: LP7-LP11 (£47,941-£52,901)

We seek to appoint a well-qualified, dynamic and ambitious teacher and leader to develop students’ literacy across all areas of our academy.  This post is an ideal opportunity for an inspirational teacher whose passion is teaching and learning and who enjoys being in the classroom, motivating and inspiring both students and colleagues alike. The successful candidate will bring creative and innovative ideas to literacy; working on raising standards in reading, writing and communication at all levels and ideally have experience of working at whole school level.  Candidates will understand the integral role of reading, writing and spoken language in enabling learners to access a broad curriculum and illustrate their understanding in all subject areas.  The successful candidate will be relentless in their drive to improve practice across the school and ensure that no learner is disadvantaged because of their ability to communicate.  This would be an excellent position for a research-led teacher who is inspired by the work of David Didau and Geoff Barton, as well as other leading practitioners.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate significant impact in their previous or current roles. This post affords scope for colleagues who wish to progress in their career, and would provide a platform for the next career step to be senior leadership. The successful candidate will be an outstanding classroom teacher in their career to date and will display excellent leadership and teamwork skills. They will have presence, personality and the ‘wow factor’.

Camborne Science & International Academy is a friendly, dynamic and innovative school in the heart of beautiful West Cornwall, which affords a high quality of life. The Real Schools Guide 2016 awarded us Best State Secondary School in Cornwall. We are one of Cornwall’s most consistently high performing state secondary school. In a recent independent survey, parents judged us to be outstanding for exam results, discipline, teaching quality, facilities and leadership/management. Our post-16 results in 2019, place us in the top 10% of sixth forms nationally and the top in Cornwall.  It is home to the Nexus Campus offering both the Gifted Programme which develops and nurtures the most able students and CSMS, which makes provision and enrichment for the most able at Post-16 in Sciences and Mathematics. The Gifted Programme is described as ‘Breathtaking’ by NACE the National charity for able children in education.

Our school has developed exceptional International links with top schools in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China and South Korea. Recent collaboration has involved joint research projects, International Science and Mathematics fairs and competitions, as well as many significant student/staff visits and exchanges. Members of staff play a key role in this amazing and unique programme.

The successful candidate will be given full support in their career development as we believe that development of staff is a key aspect in raising standards for our students. Interviews will take place after the Easter break but in the current climate we need to be flexible and will update nearer the time about how, where and when these will take place.

We hope you are inspired to seek further details. Apply online by visiting our website For queries please contact the HR office on 01209 712280 or email

Closing Date:  Monday 20th April 2020 at 12 noon. The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early dependent on the number of applications, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.  Please note: This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check.


To arrange a tour of Camborne Science & International Academy prior to applying for a role, please contact the Personnel office  on 01209 712280 or email

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