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Teacher of Psychology (0.60FTE)

Torquay Girls Grammar School, Torquay, Devon

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject Psychology
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary MPS/UPS (£24,373 - £40,490) x 0.60FTE - pay award pending

Job summary

Are you looking to teach Psychology in a very successful school? Our vacancy has arisen because of the upcoming retirement of the current postholder. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher with vision and dynamism to join us teaching bright, motivated girls in a beautiful part of the country.

Results place TGGS in the top 20 girls’ schools nationally; we were the Sunday Times South West State School of the Year 2019, and we are Ofsted Outstanding.

What We’re Looking For:
• A proven highly successful teaching record of teaching Psychology with understanding of recent developments in the curriculum.
• Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge the most able students up to A Level.
• An enthusiastic approach to teaching & learning, and maximising the full potential of all students. Ability to motivate and inspire a passion for Psychology in others.
• A confident and competent user of IT for teaching.

For further information, please see the Person Specification and Job Description.

TGGS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Employee benefits

Access to the Teachers' Pension Scheme
Free use of the Fitness Suite

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 992 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Torquay Girls Grammar School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email personnel@tggsacademy.org
Contact phone number 01803 613215

About Torquay Girls Grammar School

Torquay Girls’ Grammar school is the Sunday Times South West Secondary School of the Year 2019 and the 2020 Real Schools Guide Top School in Devon & Cornwall.

There are currently 935 pupils in the school, 240 of them in the 6th form. There are two major points of entry: 150 places in Y7, where the pupils must take the 11+, and the Sixth Form where we take in about 50 external students. At both points of entry we are heavily oversubscribed.

We take in students from a wide geographical catchment with approximately half coming from Torbay and half from Devon.

We have a healthy balance of staff from NQTs to very experienced teachers, as well as a wide spread across the age range; this mix of experience and background provides for a happy, stimulating and rewarding environment.

The role is to nurture the academic and personal development of our students.
The teaching timetable is based on a 50 period fortnight with an average teaching load of 42 periods. The daily routine is from 8.40am to 3.45pm with after-school and lunchtime activities.

We are one of the top performing state schools nationally and, for the past 3 years, we have received a written letter of congratulations from the Minister for Schools for our high Progress scores.

We were inspected by Ofsted in September 2011 and they judged us to be outstanding in all 22 key judgements and hence Outstanding overall. They wrote in the report that “Staff morale is very high.”

95%+ of pupils go on to top universities with some 10+ applying to Oxford or Cambridge each year. The school is extremely fortunate in attracting and retaining staff of the highest quality.

Arranging a visit to Torquay Girls Grammar School

Please contact the Head of Psychology, Ms Helen Brooke, to discuss the role: hbrooke@tggsacademy.org .

School location

30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7DY

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