Why The PLT?

Here at the Peninsula Learning Trust, our vast team of teachers and support staff work across 8 schools in the St Austell area to shape the future of thousands of children. Our schools pool resources and experiences to provide the very best for our families.

Working for the Trust allows individuals to learn, to share and grow and gives all staff the opportunities to meet and work with a whole range of professionals in the world of education.

Why Cornwall?

Working in Cornwall is a different kind of life. It’s slower paced, thoughtful and beautiful.

Children explore the Historical Port of Charlestown

The Land, The Air and The Sea
Cornwall is almost entirely surrounded by water. There are few counties in the UK where your morning commute could involve multiple colours of skies, sea views and countryside vistas. Cornwall is blessed with all three. The air in the West is fresh, the rolling green is breathtaking.
A place to grow

Working with children anywhere in the world is rewarding; working with children in Cornwall brings with it unique opportunities to grow. Young scientists spend days at the phenomenal Eden Project discovering ways in which to make the world a better place. Our young performers, writers and poets lose themselves at the Minack Theatre – nestled in the rocks with views of the Atlantic. Our Geographers are spoilt with hundreds of beaches and coastlines to explore and examine.

St Austell children record a music video with CBBC at the Eden Project

St Austell Bay

Our part of Cornwall is a gem of its own merit. St Austell sits at the foot of what is known locally as the clay country and the valley is admired from above by stunning hills and quarries. There’s world-class fishing to find in Mevagissey and stories to discover in the port of Charlestown, home of the BBC’s Poldark.

Cornwall is simply a brilliant place to work and grow and, when you’re in the business of shaping the next generation, there are few counties more diversely inspiring.

How do I get a job with the Peninsula Learning Trust?

You can view all our current job vacancies under the Careers tab. Please click on the link for details of the post.

You can email applications to

How do I become a governor?

If you want to find out more about being a governor there are three documents available below for download:

1. The Department of Education’s “Governance Handbook” explains how governance works in schools.
2. The trust’s “The Three S’s and Ofsted” document explains the responsibilities of local governors.
3. The trust’s  “Code of Conduct for Governors” explains some of the behaviours and expectations for our governors.

If you have any specific questions about becoming a governor please email the Governance Lead at

How do I apply?
If you are interested in putting your name forward please complete the application form (below) and return to the Governance Lead at