Head of Year, Torbay

Closing date:

Torquay Girls' Grammar SchoolTorbay

Date posted:
Start date: 3rd September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £17,280pa (actual salary based on full-time rate of £21,074pa)
Contract term: Permanent

35 hours per week, 40 weeks pa.

The Role 

You will be the key person ensuring high standards of pastoral and academic care for a year group of 150 girls. You will take overall responsibility, via form tutors, for welfare and discipline as well providing guidance and support. 

If you are passionate about ensuring girls are confident, resilient and mentally fit to thrive in the 21st Century, then we encourage you to apply and join us educating bright, motivated girls in a beautiful part of the country.

There are 3 vacancies which have been created as part of our ongoing commitment to strengthening pastoral care.

What We're Looking For

  • Experience of working with secondary school students
  • Ability to establish relationships with young people founded on respect
  • Calm, pleasant manner with staff, pupils, parents and outside agencies 
  • Enthusiastic approach to pastoral care and the ability to maximise students’ achievement of their full potential
  • Energy, stamina and resilience 
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • An Enhanced DBS clearance will be required. 

Why Work With Us? 

The Staff Social Committee promotes social activities for staff with end-of-term socials at a variety of local venues and a regular Friday Club where staff meet for coffee, tea and biscuits. Staff meet for annual celebrations such as Christmas mulled wine, our carol service, concerts, plays and productions; there are end-of-term staff lunches. There is a strong House Culture and all new members of staff are assigned to one of our five Houses. You will then be encouraged by your House to take part in the wide variety of house activities including staff vs students sports, fundraising activities, Sponsored Walk and the House Shout. You will have a vote for Head Girl and Head of House elections. The new Sports Hall provides a fitness suite, with £50,000 of machines, and is free for staff use. During the summer holidays, staff teams have completed the 3 Peaks Challenge and the Perambulation of Dartmoor, with a Cornish Coast and Cove challenge planned for June 2018.

Working at TGGS 

There is a buzz and vibrancy about our school. Our partnerships are enriching our experience: one example is membership of SWAT, a Trust with 11 other top performing grammar schools, which delivers huge benefits to both staff and students. As an Academy we have more control over our affairs and destiny. We have currently bid for a further new building. I hope that this gives you a flavour of life at TGGS. It is a supportive and happy place to work. 

Torquay’s position makes it convenient for the outstanding natural beauty of both Dartmoor and the South Devon coast. Devon beaches are some of the best in the country and you can get away from the stresses of life by walking on the rugged moors. The beautiful cathedral city of Exeter is on your doorstep, as is the City of Plymouth with its rich maritime history. There is a unanimous feeling among staff that the area is a wonderful place to bring up children.


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

Application Process

To apply please click ‘Quick Apply’ and submit your completed application.

Further information about the school can be obtained from the TGGS Website www.tggsacademy.org. 

Telephone: 01803 613215

Email: personnel@tggsacademy.org

Closing date: Friday 18th May 2018 (noon)

Interview date: w/c 21st May

Start date: 3rd September 2018

Job location

More about Torquay Girls' Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7DY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1803 613215
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