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Part-time Teacher of Music (0.8FTE)

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, Lancashire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Part-time only
24,876 - 40,490 FTE

Job summary

The School seeks to appoint a part-time (0.8 FTE = 4 full days) Teacher of Music from 6th April 2021 for our strong and successful Senior Phase to teach Music to Key Stage 3, GCSE and possibly A level. Applicants must have a strong academic background and an enthusiasm for the subject, which will be reflected not only in their passion for teaching, but also in their interest in assisting with extra-curricular activities related to the Department. The successful applicant will need to teach across the full ability range in the 11-18 section of this all-through Free School, to deliver a range of lessons which follow the current schemes of work and will be expected to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school.

Applying for the job

To apply, you may submit an application directly to School, further details can be downloaded from www.qegsblackburn.com/information/vacancies/.

QEGS application forms sent directly to School should include a covering letter, of no more than 2 A4 sides in Arial point 11, and CV, together with names, postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and must be submitted to the Head, Mrs CY Gammon via email to head@qegsblackburn.com or by post.

Applications should be received by no later than noon on Monday 18th January 2021 with interviews to take place in the following week via Zoom.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1204 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

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).

At Queen Elizabeth’s we are committed to the safeguarding of children, as the successful applicant will be. Our safeguarding policy, which is regularly reviewed, is on our website. All offers of employment are conditional upon appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS and Prohibition List check.

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School location

West Park Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6DF

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