Teacher of Business Studies (0.80 fte), Torbay

Closing date:

Torquay Girls' Grammar SchoolTorbay

Date posted:
Start date: 1/9/18
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Role

An opportunity has arisen to teach in our thriving Business Studies & Economics Department. Applications are welcome from both experienced and newly qualified teachers. 

If you are an outstanding teacher with vision and dynamism, join us teaching bright, motivated girls in a beautiful part of the country.  Results place us in the top 20 girls’ schools nationally and we are Ofsted outstanding. 

What We’re Looking For

  • Enthusiasm, a positive outlook and a sense of perspective 
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively 
  • A willingness to try new approaches or ideas 
  • A positive attitude to professional development and own learning 
  • Reliability, integrity and excellent personal organization 
  • A willingness to accompany students on trips to competitions and useful experiences
  • Subject knowledge sufficient to challenge the most able students up to A Level and beyond
  • The ability/potential to teach KS3 IT

Our Business Studies & Economics Department

Over the past few years the Department has seen a large increase in numbers and is a popular choice both at GCSE and A-Level.  It is an established department in the school, but one which is keen to continue its growth and popularity over the next few years.  Results have been improving recently with the department boasting high attainment at both GCSE and A-Level standard.  We frequently achieve above 75% A*s and As at GCSE, and have a steady continuation rate up to the A-Level groups.  Students also perform well at A-Level, with a number of students going on to pursue Business and Economics related courses at university.  The Department also provides the students with numerous opportunities to practice their employment skills and is very strong at assisting students with their university applications.  

The Department likes to offer students a wide variety of different enterprise opportunities in the school and out, and we take part in a number of competitions locally. We are also keen to promote enterprise around the school and we are always keen to identify other links with departments as we see this as the key way of promoting the department to the lower year groups.  

The Department promotes the sharing of resources and is well equipped with technology. We also have links with other schools in the local area and we enjoy sharing resources at our regular meetings.

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.

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. Both of these have excellent new shopping centres. 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 ‘Apply Now’ and, once fully completed, please submit your application.

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

Telephone: 01803 613215/616504 

Email:  admin@tggsacademy.org

Closing Date: Noon 20th April 2018

Interview Date: w/c 23rd April 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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