Deadline is today

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an exceptional teacher and subject specialist to join our fantastic English department at Torquay Academy.

Our English department has proven itself to be one of the most effective and successful comprehensive departments in the South West.

Alongside the strength of our classroom practitioners, underpinning these successful results is a well developed academic curriculum which our teachers are highly invested in and are passionate about delivering. A collaborative approach to centralised planning has meant that our teachers have the best of both worlds - the ability to shape and develop a curriculum they believe in and outstanding resources they can shape to suit their individual classes. We believe that all children, regardless of background and past school experience, are capable of understanding and learning the top-grade concepts, ideas, and theories needed to transform them into capable and knowledgeable critics and readers.

In our department, you will be supported in your development both as a teacher and as a subject specialist. You will be responsible for the expert delivery of a carefully sequenced and constructed curriculum and, because resources are centrally produced, given the time and space to become a master of your craft and your subject.

We believe students of all backgrounds achieve most highly when the knowledge and concepts required to succeed are made explicit to them, and revisited throughout their journey across the key stages. We believe that strong, well structured modelling of analysis and critical vocabulary enables independence and have been excited by the number of students who choose to go on to study our subjects at A Level and beyond. If you would like to work in a department which transforms the life chances of the children of Torbay, and be equally committed to this end, then we'd love to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

Torquay Academy’s results have improved dramatically over the past few years thanks to our brilliant teachers. We know that the results can improve further and we are looking for people who are committed, passionate and highly motivated to join our team.

We believe in effective discipline and support teachers with a strong pastoral team and centralised behaviour systems. We work hard to reduce unnecessary workload so that our teachers can focus on teaching great lessons. We invest in the professional development of all of our staff through 1-to-1 coaching, leadership development and high-quality CPD. We know that a world class school can only be built by having the very best teachers and you will be working with colleagues who share a passion for teaching. If you join us you will be signing up to the belief that “everyone succeeds” and that “every student who joins Torquay Academy is capable of going on to university”. It is important you share our goals and values.

To find out more about working with us and to apply please visit

Informal visits are welcome and encouraged, please email

Commitment to safeguarding

Torquay Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to

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About Torquay Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1422 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01803 329351

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