This job expired on 29 September 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 11:34am

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher
  • Deputy headteacher
  • Assistant headteacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time: Permanent

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Overall Job Purpose:

This post is a senior leadership post with specific responsibilities to be agreed with the post holder on an annual basis. It will involve working with the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and other Assistant Headteachers. It will also involve working with Middle Leaders and all staff across the school, both from our support and teaching staff teams.

All our teachers are leaders of learning and are committed to delivering the school’s vision, achieving the high ambitions for the school’s future. Their proactive support leads to sustained improvements and raised standards across the school, both as members of departments and tutor teams. They are accountable for specific identified and agreed operational functions within the teams to which they belong.

What the school offers its staff

In the competitive world of educational recruitment, it is important for teaching staff and support staff alike to consider whether there is a natural fit between their personal values and those of the organisation they are anticipating joining, whatever stage of their career they join us.

A significant reward of working at QEGS is that you will have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented, engaged and motivated students and staff in the country. Our common values of respect, integrity, determination, equality of opportunity and self-management instil in our students a strong work ethic, and our supportive culture provides what many people describe as a ‘family feel’ within our school.

As well as offering you a competitive salary and access to a generous pension scheme, there are also many additional benefits of working at QEGS some of which are summarised below:

  • A supportive and collegiate staffing team
  • A strategic programme of personalised CPD is offered, to help you plan your future career
  • Access to a range of career enhancing qualifications including National Professional Qualifications (NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL), as well as industry specific qualifications e.g. AAT; BIFM and Masters degrees
  • Staff social events
  • Staff enrichment opportunities e.g. sporting activities
  • Opportunities to participate in a varied programme of school trips, including visits to Zambia, Germany, winter sports etc.
  • A policy of promoting from within (where possible).

Multi Academy Trust

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School will be joining Changing Lives Learning Trust in the near future. This offers a large number of professional development opportunities for staff including through their work with One Cumbria teaching school hub. For further information about Changing Lives or One Cumbria please visit their website: https://changinglives.education/ or https://onecumbria.education/

Commitment to safeguarding

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is committed to the safeguarding of all students and as part of the recruitment process we conduct enhanced checks into applicant’s background.

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About Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1040 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith

A mixed selective academy
Roll: 1042 including 236 in the Sixth Form
Ofsted: Good in every category

Arranging a visit to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email secretary@qegs.cumbria.sch.uk.

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