Head of English - From September 2022
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6DF
This job expired on 23 May 2022
Expected start date
1 September 2022
23 May 2022 at 12:00pm
6 May 2022
About Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
- School type
- Free School, ages 4 to 19
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1252 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 4 to 19
- Ofsted report
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- Contact phone number
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School was founded in 1509. A former Direct Grant Grammar School, it now caters for approximately 1250 pupils and students. The QEGS family currently consists of the Primary Phase (ages 4-11), Senior Phase, (11-16) and Sixth Form (16-18). The School is fully coeducational. In September 2019 the School was one of the first in the country to undergo an Ofsted inspection under the new framework and was awarded ‘Good with Outstanding features’.
During the late 1980s and 1990s with the demise of the Assisted Places Scheme, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School as an independent school gradually became a smaller school and although what we did was good we decided that an alternative model would be better for securing our future and enabling us to remain true to our original roots as a school for pupils and students of diverse backgrounds without charging fees. Thus we became a Free School in September 2014, creating many opportunities for increasing the breadth of our curriculum and extra-curricular activities. Our ethos remains the same: a commitment to high aspirations for all and educating pupils and students so they become well-rounded, confident individuals who will go on to make a positive contribution to society.
The school enjoys a reputation for academic excellence. It continues to draw pupils and students from a wide area of north and east Lancashire. Students proceed to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, as well as other well renowned institutions and almost all the Year 13 students go on to university.
Equally, the school remains committed to a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Facilities are excellent, including a large sports hall, swimming pool and Sixth Form Centre. Investment in CPD is generous with staff taking part in a wide range of internal and external courses designed to improve and support teaching, learning and curriculum delivery. Innovative and up-to-date in our approach, we nonetheless remain conscious of our long and fine tradition.
The successful candidate will be in sympathy with the aims and ethos of independent education (without fees) and will wish to participate in the extra-curricular life of the school.
Academic results are good and are consistently improving. Typically, over a quarter of A levels are graded A*/A, half are graded A*/B, and the pass rate is close to or at one hundred percent. At GCSE, Progress 8, Attainment 8 and the percentage gaining English and Maths are very strong. At Key Stage 1 and 2 we consistently achieve well, particularly in the externally examined aspects. More information is available through our website. The school is oversubscribed (over 300 applicants for 100 places in Year 7 in the last academic year).
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