Sir Robert Geffery`s School School Road Landrake SALTASH

Sir Robert Geffery's School
School Road
PL12 5EA
(Tel )01752 851362
(Fax)01752 851119
Headteacher: Mrs J E M Curtis B.Ed
Dear Applicant,
Thank you for your initial interest in our vacancy. I do hope, after looking at our website
( and prospectus (available on the website), you
will continue with your application.
Sir Robert Geffery’s School is a Church School that converted to an Academy in August
2011. It is situated just outside the town of Saltash, off the A38, and enjoys a rural
location, yet is very accessible by main routes. The school has very supportive parents
and enthusiastic children. It is certainly a forward thinking school where staff
development and training, and children’s learning is prioritised. In 2004 we celebrated
our Tercentenary, so it is also a school with a long history and many traditions. Our
school, having been founded in 1703 after a legacy from Sir Robert Geffery, is still
supported by the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers. They have always been very
generous with their financial support so our school has a wonderful new building, is well
equipped with interactive boards, an IT suite, laptops, I pads, school farm, resources and
even a Pre-school on site.
We are looking primarily for an excellent classroom practitioner who can motivate
children and make learning fun. We would prefer to appoint a candidate who has a
particular interest in Music, ICT or Art that will enhance learning for KS 2 children, and be
able to deliver an exciting creative curriculum.
In June 2012 the school was recognised by OFSTED as ‘Outstanding’. It holds an
Activemark, International Schools Award, Healthy Schools status, proudly flies an Eco
Flag, has obtained Artsmark Gold, investors in People, Thinking School Award and Basic
Skills. All school systems, practices and policies in place have been assessed, and
validated by outside assessors.
As Headteacher, I feel that this school has a lot to offer the successful candidate. We are
looking for either an NQT or an experienced teacher and will provide training
opportunities for future career development. We have a young dynamic teaching staff
who work well to raise standards and are great team players.
If you are looking for job satisfaction and an element of challenge, this is definitely the
job for you. Visits to the school are very welcome, but if this is not possible, do ring if
you have any queries.
Sir Robert Geffery’s has strong links with St Michael’s Church in Landrake.
Please include, in your letter:
Your educational philosophy.
Yours ideas on teaching and learning
Your experience and areas of expertise.
Your understanding of an enriched creative curriculum
Your understanding and support of the Christian ethos.
Opportunities to visit the school are on:
Monday 13th May at 3.30pm and
Tuesday 14th May at 3.30pm.
Please telephone the school if you wish to attend.
Closing Date:
16th May 2013
Short listed candidates will need to sign a hard copy.
Interview Date: 23rd May 2013
The school is committed to safeguarding children. This post is subject to an enhanced
CRB check.
Yours sincerely
Mrs Julie Curtis