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Teign School was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in April 2015, who praised it as a “highly cohesive community”, “where students achieve above national standards” and “make rapid progress”.  Teign places a high priority on achieving excellent results through building strong relationships with students, and there is a friendly, positive and professional ethos within school.  We remain true to our comprehensive status, serving the supportive community in which we are based.  Teign School achieved excellent outcomes in 2015 (68% A* - C inc English & Maths at GCSE) and we continue to push to ensure that our students progress at a rate commensurate with the best schools in the country. 

 A new leadership team has been in place since January 2013 and the School has embedded an ambitious Improvement Plan.  This plan places student progress at the heart of all we do, from tracking and monitoring, to creating active interventions throughout the curriculum.  It is based upon a belief that school improvement occurs first and foremost in the classroom.  Consequently, all members of staff have a responsibility to assist the school in moving forward.

The success of this plan has been realised in the outstanding results achieved in 2014 and 2015.  GCSE outcomes have substantially improved and now rank amongst the best results from any comprehensive school in Devon.  It is our belief that our students have the potential to go further.

The pastoral organisation of the school is based on mixed ability tutor groups.  The teaching groups are either mixed ability or sets according to departmental policy.  The schools’ curriculum is broad and balanced, and further opportunities are being considered to ensure it continues to match the needs of our learners.

Extra-curricular opportunities include sports, music, drama, foreign exchanges, outdoor pursuits, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme & Ten Tors and a range of clubs and visits.

Pastoral care and discipline are based on good teacher/pupil relationships, respect for the individual and close links with parents.  Heads of year and form tutors play an important role but it is the responsibility all teachers to encourage high standards of behaviour.

 

All staff are given the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process through regular departmental, pastoral and staff meetings – and whole school events.  Staff commitment is high and new teachers are expected to demonstrate similar commitment as well as high quality teaching and a willingness to contribute to the ethos and broader life of the school.

 

About us

At Teign we believe it is our attention to students as individuals which ensures they leave as successful and confident young adults.

Teign School staff put student progress and achievement at the heart of all they do and students feel that they belong in an institution that sets high expectations. Each subject challenges students in an environment where we recognise and celebrate high achievement. Equally, we are confident in supporting all students by removing their barriers to learning to achieve these goals.

Those expectations are reflected in all members of the school and we are proud of the comprehensive nature of the community we serve. To acheive these aims, we work in a partnership with parents, schools, businesses, continuing to develop the widest range of opportunities for all our students.

Combining these elements means that Teign School is not only a successful, but also a happy place to be. We can be assured that by fostering maturity, as well as achievement, students leave Teign as literate, numerate, active citizens of the future.

Mark Woodlock - Head of Teign School
headteacher@teignacademy.co.uk

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Welcome for The Head of School

Welcome

I have great pleasure in introducing Teign School to you.  At Teign, it is our attention to students as individuals that ensures that they leave as successful, confident young adults.

Teign School staff put student progress and achievement at the heart of all they do.  Consequently, students feel that they belong to an institution that sets high expectations, where each subject challenges students in a supportive environment and where we recognise and celebrate achievement in all its forms.  We are confident in supporting all students by removing their barriers to learning to achieve these goals.

These expectations are reflected in all members of the school and we are proud of the comprehensive nature of the community we serve.  To achieve our aims, we work in partnership with parents, schools, and businesses, continuing to develop the widest range of opportunities, inside and outside the curriculum, for all our students.  Outstanding examination results have reaffirmed the school’s standing in its local community.

Teign School is not only one of the highest achieving schools in Devon, it is also a happy place to be.  By fostering maturity, as well as achievement, students gain the skills necessary to leave Teign as literate, numerate, active citizens of the future.  

We look forward to welcoming applications from those who wish to join, support and enhance our community. 

Mark Woodlock

Head of Teign School

Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development at Teign is a high priority.  We believe that it is through sharing good practice that we will be able to achieve outstanding outcomes for our students and staff. 

At the heart of our CPD programme is the empowerment of teachers and support staff to take ownership of their own development.

Alongside the centrally organised CPD programme, staff are encouraged to access ‘toolkit’ sessions (open to all) run by other colleagues focussed on improving practice.  Time is set aside for staff to work across the curriculum with other colleagues and share how they have improved Teaching and Learning and outcomes.

We work across the Trust to develop staff both in Teaching and Learning, and in areas such as Leadership development.  This bespoke programme enables staff, amongst other things, to shadow colleagues in another school.

As well as the internal programme of CPD, external courses are available for staff to access if it is of benefit to their development and/or that of the students.

A system of ‘Progress Observations’ has been developed to encourage discussion about Teaching and Learning practise.  These observations are opportunities to celebrate and identify new strategies to enhance practise and outcomes.

There are Teaching and Learning briefings each week led by members of staff who volunteer or are asked to present to the rest of the staff an area of outstanding practice.

We encourage all of our staff to contribute to the development of colleagues as well as identifying opportunities to develop themselves.

General School Detail

Teign School is an 11 - 18 comprehensive school that gained Academy status in March 2011 as the founder member of the Templer Academy Schools Trust (TAST).  The Trust is named after the Templer family whose fortune was made in the 18th century from developing the naval dockyards at Chatham, Portsmouth and Devonport. They built the Stover Canal, Haytor Granite Tramway and Stover House outside Newton Abbot, where they resided.  Each school within the Trust retains its own individuality and has its own Local Governing Body.  In addition to Teign School, TAST now includes Coombeshead College, Rydon Primary School and Christow Community Primary School.  There are nearly 1200 students on roll with more than 80 teachers and as many support staff.

 

Teign School was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in April 2015, who praised it as a “highly cohesive community”, “where students achieve above national standards” and “make rapid progress”.  Teign places a high priority on achieving excellent results through building strong relationships with students, and there is a friendly, positive and professional ethos within school.  We remain true to our comprehensive status, serving the supportive community in which we are based. 

 

A new leadership team has been in place since January 2013 and the School has embedded an ambitious Improvement Plan.  This plan places student progress at the heart of all we do, from tracking and monitoring, to creating active interventions throughout the curriculum.  It is based upon a belief that school improvement occurs first and foremost in the classroom.  Consequently, all members of staff have a responsibility to assist the school in moving forward.

 

The success of this plan has been realised in the outstanding results achieved at both GCSE and Post-16.  GCSE outcomes have substantially improved and now rank amongst the best results from any comprehensive school in Devon.  It is our belief that our students have the potential to go further.

 

The pastoral organisation of the school is based on vertical House tutor groups, who follow a comprehensive Expert Learner Programme.  The teaching groups are either mixed ability or sets according to departmental policy.  The schools’ curriculum is broad and balanced, and further opportunities are being considered to ensure it continues to match the needs of our learners.

 

Extra-curricular opportunities include sports, music, drama, foreign exchanges, outdoor pursuits, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme & Ten Tors and a range of clubs and visits.

 

Pastoral care and discipline are based on good teacher/pupil relationships, respect for the individual and close links with parents.  Heads of House, the Success Leaders and form tutors play an important role but it is the responsibility all teachers to encourage high standards of behaviour.

 

All staff are given the opportunity to participate in the decision-making process through regular departmental, pastoral and staff meetings – and whole school events.  Staff commitment is high and new teachers are expected to demonstrate similar commitment as well as high quality teaching and a willingness to contribute to the ethos and broader life of the school.

 

We look forward to welcoming applications from those who wish to join, support and enhance our community. 

 

Introductory Letter - Teacher of English (Jan 17)

November 2016

 Dear Colleague

 Teacher of English (TPS), 0.60 fte (minimum) fixed-term, with effect from 1 January to 31 August 2017

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy at Teign School.  We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified teacher to join our very successful English Department.  This fixed-term contract is for a minimum 0.60 fte (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) but has the potential to be increased, subject to negotiation.

Teign is an academy that is part of the Templer Academy Schools Trust (TAST).  There are four schools in the Trust: Teign School, Coombeshead Academy, Rydon Primary and Christow Primary, with other schools applying to join.

Staff at Teign place a high priority on achieving excellent results through building strong relationships with students, and there is a friendly, positive and professional ethos within school.  We remain true to our comprehensive status, serving the supportive community in which we are based.  The School has achieved excellent outcomes in 2014 and we continue to push to ensure that our students progress at a rate commensurate with the best schools in the country.  Teign School was graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in April 2015, who praised it as a ‘highly cohesive community’ where students achieve above national standards.

With this letter you should find the following documents:-

  • General information about the school
  • Information about the department
  • Job description
  • Person specification
  • OFSTED report – April 2015
  • Application form (with equal opportunities form) – available via Eteach

If you have a genuine desire to do the best for young people, then we would welcome your application.  The school is committed to safeguarding pupils under ‘Every Child Matters’ and will conduct checks based on the information in your application.  If you are selected for interview, safeguarding will feature in the interview programme. 

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Tara Henderson, TAST Personnel Officer, Tel: 01626 201828, personnel@tast.org.uk.  Applications must be made via the Eteach link, and not sent directly to the Trust’s Personnel team.  However, candidates invited to interview must supply a signed copy of their application form before their interview takes place.  We would also request that interviewees bring to the interview original copies of relevant exam certificates, and where available original copies of their DfE registration and DBS disclosure. 

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 6 December (9am) with interviews to take place shortly after.

Yours faithfully

Mark Woodlock, Head of Teign School

Education South West

Education South West was formed on 1st January 2017 through the merger of two existing Multi Academy Trusts, Academies South West and Templer Academy Schools Trust. The founding schools are all in South Devon, and are a mix of primary, all-through and secondary schools.

Primary Schools: Christow, Blackawton, East Allington, Kingswear, Rydon and Stoke Fleming

All-through schools:  Dartmouth Academy

Secondary Schools: Coombeshead Academy, Kingsbridge Community College and Teign School.

Education South West offers you powerful opportunities to grow and flourish as a teacher and leader across our rural and urban schools in beautiful South Devon.  Frankly, once you have joined us, we want to offer you such a wealth of opportunities that you never want to leave!  As a Teaching School, we sit at the heart of the South West Teaching Schools Alliance of over 30 schools, and of Leading Schools South West, the provider of national professional qualifications in Middle and Senior Leadership, Headship and Executive Leadership.

To find out further information please visit: http://www.educationsouthwest.org.uk/

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