Why work at TA?
* Receive outstanding coaching and support
* Become the best classroom teacher you can be
* Take the first steps in your leadership journey
COACHING You will receive weekly 1:1 coaching with an experienced coach.
Our judgement-free coaching model is designed to support you to make small, tangible steps to improve their practice each week. This is supported by Doug Lemov’s Teach Like a Champion techniques which are used consistently across the school.
CPD You will be provided with ongoing professional development.
Our September Teaching and Learning Conference and six Twilight sessions throughout the year will ensure that you have the tools to continue to drive your classroom practice forward. These events will introduce you to new ideas and allow you to start to put them into practice with your department.
LEADERSHIP You will have access to our leadership development programme and Leadership Matters resources.
Our leadership development programme is facilitated by leadership guru Andy Buck (former CEO of the United Learning multi-academy trust, leadership speaker and author). His programme provides thought provoking training and personal insights which are then applied to your role in school.
RESEARCH You will have the opportunity to turn your ideas into whole-school impact from day one.
Our T&L Research and Impact groups are an exciting vehicle to deepen your understanding of education issues while improving outcomes for our students. Working with colleagues, you will have the opportunity to seek out the latest in educational research and apply it to our school context.
“Ensuring staff have a healthy work-life balance is an important part of our culture at Torquay Academy. Lessons are planned centrally in departments, pastoral teams administer detentions centrally and the number of written reports staff are asked to write has been significantly reduced. All of this is done to ensure that your focus is simply to teach brilliant lessons every day.”
Vice Principal – Staff Development
“The focused and direct professional development at TA has allowed me to improve areas of my practice rapidly and feel that improvement every day in my lessons. Twilights and coaching meetings have specific foci and encourage careful, deliberate practice of key techniques.”
Newly Qualified Teacher