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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    25 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

See job description and person specification.

What the school offers its staff

The stakeholders all agree that TGGS is a very special place in which to learn and with over 100 years of academic excellence, we have a strong reputation both locally and nationally. Achievement is consistently high and TGGS has maintained its position as one of the top 20 state girls’ schools in the country for both progress and achievement.

The vision for the future is that TGGS is a beacon of schools in its school leadership and best practice.

Over the years, the school has won many awards, most recently:

  • The Sunday Times south-west state school of the year 2019

  • The UK Parliament School of the Year 2020

  • The real schools guide top school in Devon and Cornwall 2020

However, these facts do not really convey the essence of our school. The students of TGGS are history makers of the future and therefore we are committed and passionate about developing them as a whole individual ensuring that they have the -

  • Best possible academic success

  • Highest self-esteem to make decisions that lead to happiness

  • Character skills to get the jobs that they desire

The best advert for the school is the students themselves: they are delightful, articulate and intelligent individuals. More importantly, they are happy and love their school, as shown by the tears on leavers’ day and their commitment to younger students who join the school. Our alumni is strong and adults often come back to the school either to visit and share experience with younger pupils or with the hope of working here – it really is a great place to be.

Further details about the role

An opportunity has arisen to be a part-time teacher of Art in our vibrant department within our award-winning school. Art, Craft and Design is taught to all students in Key Stage 3 and is an option at key Stage 4 and 5. It is a popular choice and highly achieving in a whole school and national context.

As Art Educators, we are firm and resolute in our belief that Art, Craft and Design is not merely for the 'gifted' minority who are seen to have a natural flair for the subject - rather, through demonstration, practice and positive encouragement, it is a subject that is accessible for all.

If you are an energetic and inspirational teacher then join a forward thinking and thriving department committed to nurturing a love of Art in our students.

Commitment to safeguarding

TGGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up for all shortlisted applicants, and the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and other employment checks. TGGS promotes equal opportunities for staff and students.
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About Torquay Girls Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
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School size
990 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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TGGS is a girls’ 11-18 selective Academy in Torquay, Devon. Achievement is consistently high and TGGS has maintained its position as one of the top 20 state girls' schools in the country for both progress and achievement. Our vision is to equip students for a future in which they have the academic qualifications, character skills and self-esteem to make decisions that lead to long, happy and content lives. Our Single Academy Trust is founded on the core values which apply to all our community: equality; open minded; kindness; collaboration; and well-being. The school has a long history of success with committed and dedicated students, staff and Trustees at the heart of the community. You would be joining an outstanding school, with dedicated, professional and hardworking staff and wonderful students.

Arranging a visit to Torquay Girls Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lrumbelow@tggsacademy.org.

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