This job expired on 26 January 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    26 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Art and design

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS depending on experience

Additional allowances

TLR2A (negotiable depending on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you want to join a school that passionately believes in the Creative Arts and sees it as the beating heart of the school? We have the opportunity for a Head of Art to join our progressive, practical and innovative Creative Arts faculty and work with our incredible students. We want somebody to join us who is energic, dedicated and willing to go the ‘extra mile’ to take Art to the next level within the school. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to make your mark with the complete support of our Creative Arts faculty which is celebrated for its practical and vocational learning ethos. The role will suit an existing outstanding Head of Department with a proven track record across different key stages or somebody with the drive, ambition and vision to lead a department for the first time.

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 have a position for a Head of Art to join us from September 2023.

What the school offers its staff

Torquay Academy’s results have improved dramatically over the past few years thanks to our brilliant teachers. This has resulted in us being an oversubscribed school. We know that the results can improve further and we are looking for people who are committed,passionateandhighly 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.

Benefits of working at Torquay Academy include:

  • Priority admission to the Academy for secondary places
  • Free gym membership to support health and wellbeing
  • Cycle to work scheme through salary sacrifice
  • Electric Vehicle leasing scheme through salary sacrifice

To find out more about working with us and to apply please visit tqacademy.co.uk/recruitment

Informal visits are welcome and encouraged, please email admin@tqacademy.co.uk

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.

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About Torquay Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1481 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01803 329351

Arranging a visit to Torquay Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@tqacademy.co.uk.

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