Plymstock School

Plymstock School is a co-educational 11-18 comprehensive school of over 1500 students, with 300 in the Sixth Form. Plymstock is a suburb of Plymouth and lies approximately three miles to the east of the city.  It is within easy access of the A38, and teachers commute from Cornwall, Dartmoor and the South Hams.  Most students live in the Plymstock area.

Visitors comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere they experience around the school and how courteous and welcoming our students are. Students take pride in their school and respond positively to the high standards expected of them.  All staff promote a can-do attitude amongst students, encouraging them to aspire to attain their highest academic and personal goals.

The atmosphere here is characterised by outstanding behaviour for learning and energetic, innovative teaching.  Learning opportunities nurture creativity and enterprise.  Our staff are dedicated to sustaining a school where excellent teaching enables students to develop their abilities to the full.  A very well designed curriculum exerts a powerful influence on learning.  Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum and nearly all students in KS4 take a GCSE in French or German and a Humanities subject.

On 1 April 2011 Plymstock School became an academy as part of the coalition government’s outstanding schools initiative.  Having been designated as a Specialist Sports College we continue to provide a wide choice of activities.  The school is set in spacious grounds and has extensive facilities.

We fully embrace the role of preparing our young people for the future and provide opportunities such as the ‘Our Way’ projects which have created an exciting model for developing the next generation of business leaders, innovators and change makers.

In April 2013 Ofsted described Plymstock School as a place where “there is a communal and supportive atmosphere in which students have the opportunity to thrive”.  High expectations and a sharp focus on learning and achieving are successfully combined with a pervading sense of care and support for individuals.



Plymstock School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance, which will include, if appropriate, a letter of good conduct from any country in which an applicant has worked or lived in within the last 5 years;  plus prudent checks of references and employment history. The interview will include questions about safeguarding children.



As from September 2014 pay progression, in the main pay range, is not automatic but is linked to performance management which takes place in the Autumn term.  If progression to the next pay level is agreed by the Governors, it will be backdated to 01 September and paid in the December pay.



Plymstock School does not accept CVs or applications from third parties / agencies.

Only applications received using a Plymstock School application form, and from individuals, will be considered for shortlisting.  If you have the skills and personal qualities that the following job(s) demand, we would like to hear from you.

Please complete both an Application Form and a Self-disclosure Form

Application forms should be emailed to

Self-disclosure forms should be posted to the school (see self-disclosure form for details)


1.  Self-disclosure Form:  Download Here

2.  Teaching Staff Application FormDownload Here


2.  Support Staff Application Form:  Download Here

Should you experience difficulties downloading an application form please ring the number below.

Contact: Ms Gail Buckler, Personnel Assistant

Tel: 01752 402679



TEACHER of SCIENCE – required from January 2016

Fixed term until 31 August 2016

Full time (part time considered)


The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher of Science who will have the commitment and energy to encourage all students to excel and aspire to attain their highest academic and personal goals. Applications are welcome from colleagues new to the profession. Plymstock School would be an excellent place to start your teaching career, within an experienced and innovative department, in a school where behaviour is outstanding and students are keen to learn. We would equally value applications from established teachers who feel that they can bring a set of knowledge, skills and experience to strengthen our Science team.

Broad and balanced science is a feature of the science taught at Plymstock School.  The Science Department is the biggest department in the school, with large numbers taking ‘A’ level Chemistry, Physics and Biology.  The department is committed to excellence in the teaching of Science.  Achievement in Science is high and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ambition to raise standards still further.

Please make it clear in your application if you are interested in a full time or part time post, as we have a degree of flexibility in our timetabling from January.

Job Description:  Download Here

Person Specification:  Download Here

Closing Date: 9am Monday 30 November 2015

Application Form:  Download Here

Self-Disclosure Form:  Download Here

TEACHER of ENGLISH (maternity cover) – required from January

0.8 FTE or full time -Maternity cover


The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an English Teacher with a passion for teaching English and who is committed and enthusiastic. The English Department consistently strives to support all students in fulfilling their potential and the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ambition to raise standards further. ‘A’ Level English is a popular choice for students.

The current post holder is employed on a 0.8 FTE contract over 5 days, but we would be able to offer a full time post if this is preferred. Please make it clear in your letter of application if you would like to be employed on a full time contract.

Applications are very welcome from experienced colleagues although we would equally value applications from NQTs who can demonstrate that they have the potential to become outstanding teachers.  Plymstock School would be an excellent place to start your teaching career within an experienced and highly supportive department. Plymstock is a school where behaviour is outstanding and students are keen to learn.

Job Description:  Download Here

Person Specification:  Download Here

Closing Date:  9am Friday 27 November 2015

Interview Date:  Week commencing 30 November

Application form:  Download Here

Self Disclosure Form:  Download Here