This job expired on 27 November 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    27 November 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 November 2023

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Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

The Trustees and Governors are seeking a Headteacher who:

  • Is inspirational and dynamic and will empower students and staff to excel;
  • Is a visionary leader, able to lead by example with a strong sense of moral purpose, ethical principles and values;
  • Is committed to and promotes diversity and equality;
  • Is thoroughly committed to promoting wellbeing, building resilience and maintaining good mental health for staff;
  • Values knowledge and a love of learning;
  • Values the school’s holistic curriculum and appreciates the vital impact of a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities for students;
  • Has a passion for developing outstanding Teaching and Learning;
  • Has excellent leadership skills, demonstrating the ability to develop, articulate and realise the school’s vision;
  • Has proven ability to implement effective change;
  • Has exceptional interpersonal skills with the capacity to develop highly effective relationships with all parts of the school community;
  • Has proven capacity for strategic leadership, demonstrating financial acumen and the capacity to maximise opportunities for the school.

In return, we can offer:

  • A very successful, happy school with an exceptional ethos and culture and a strong sense of its importance to the community it serves;
  • A productive climate for learning, strong academic performance and a desire to improve further;
  • A dedicated, talented, enthusiastic staff who uphold and value the ethos of the school;
  • A dedicated and committed Senior Leadership Team;
  • Students who are motivated to learn and who participate fully in the life of the school;
  • Dynamic and committed Trustees and Governors who will support, provide strategic guidance and, where necessary, constructive challenge.

What the school offers its staff

  • Many opportunities for CPD in subject knowledge, pedagogy and leadership through numerous platforms.
  • A supportive work environment.
  • A commitment to wellbeing including incentives such as health care provided by Simply Health, free staff parking and tea/coffee, and respect for professional autonomy.
  • An open culture, where colleagues feel safe in disclosing any mental health conditions and one in which every individual feels properly supported with reasonable adjustments being discussed and offered when required.

Commitment to safeguarding

Torquay Boys' Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This responsibility falls to all staff and as such safeguarding training is provided upon commencement of employment, with regular and annual updates. All applicants must be aware they will be subject to DBS and child protection checks.
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About Torquay Boys' Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
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School size
1075 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Do you believe that young people should be inspired to ‘Dare to Be’? Or ‘Dare to Dream’? Or just ‘Dare to ….? This is the TBGS mantra and says everything about the aspirations that we wish for our students. We are an academically selective school set on a beautiful, green site on the edge of Torquay in South Devon, producing outstanding examination results, but we are also known as a school that dares to provide a truly holistic education for our young people together with a strong pastoral commitment to the well-being of both students and staff. Since 1904, we have been educating able boys and since 2010 have extended our intake to able girls in the Sixth Form. The feedback we have received, and the evidence of our students’ excellent examination results, suggest that we are continuing to provide a first-class education. Our TBGS students are encouraged to enjoy learning for its own sake, developing creative talents and fulfilling their intellectual potential; our caring environment and strong pastoral system nurtures this academic excellence. Dare to join us!

Arranging a visit to Torquay Boys' Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email plawrence@tbgs.torbay.sch.uk.

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