1427 pupils enrolled
11 to 18
About Torquay Academy
We have a position for a Teacher of English to join us from September 2021. We welcome applications from teachers at all stages of their career.
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 strong 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.
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 with 30 grade 9s achieved across language and literature in 2019 and a progress score of 0.72.
Underpinning this success is our belief in the power of highly-sequenced, academic, and knowledge-based curricula. 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.
We collaborate in the production of centralised schemes which are built around the principles of direct instruction and retrieval practice. We believe that by pooling our expertise to produce outstanding centralised resources we can provide all pupils with the best possible knowledge and learning.
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. You will be provided with opportunities to develop and contribute to our pool of resources.
We believe students of all backgrounds achieve most highly when directly taught the knowledge require to succeed. We believe that direct teaching of analysis and critical vocabulary enables independent thought rather than hindering it. If you share these beliefs, are an outstanding teacher, and an enthusiastic subject specialist then we would love to hear from you.
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