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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, Lancashire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £01 to £02

Job summary

Full job information can be found here:

All teachers are expected to:

1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils/students
• Set appropriate goals, including via the School Target Grades, to stretch and challenge all pupils/students
• Maintain a safe working environment in the classroom at all times
• Demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour expected of pupils/students at Queen Elizabeth’s

2. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils/students
• Be accountable for the attainment, progress and outcomes of the pupils/students in their classes
• Plan teaching to build upon pupils’/students’ capabilities and prior knowledge
• Implement the school Marking Policy, including guiding pupils/students to reflect on their progress and their emerging needs

3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
• Have a secure knowledge of their subject and curriculum area
• Maintain an up-to-date understanding of teaching methodology
• Contribute to the development of courses of study, teaching materials, etc.
• Promote high standards of literacy and the correct use of written English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject
• Promote high standards of numeracy in all pupils/students

4. Plan and teach well-structured lessons
• Plan and prepare lessons and courses in order to impart knowledge and develop understanding effectively
• Promote a love of learning and intellectual curiosity
• Set homework and other out-of-class activities according to the published schedule
• Reflect on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching
• Contribute to the design of an engaging curriculum within their subject area(s)

5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils/students
• Differentiate lessons appropriately according to the educational needs of all pupils/students in their classes, including SEND and G&T.
• Have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’/students’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome them
• Adapt their teaching to support pupils’/students’ education at different stages of their development

6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment
• Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of the pupils/students in their classes
• Make use of formative and summative assessment to secure pupils’/students’ progress
• Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets and plan subsequent lessons
• Give pupils/students regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking according to the school’s policy and give pupils/students the opportunity to respond to that feedback.
• Participate in the arrangements for preparing, presenting and assessing pupils/students with regard to public examinations
• Play a full role in their department’s planning and preparation for formal internal assessments

7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a safe learning environment
• Maintain a good working environment in the classroom and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour at all times, in line with the School Code
• Administer sanctions where necessary in line with the school’s Behaviour Management policy
• Use praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly
• Maintain good order and discipline among pupils/students and safeguarding their health and safety at all times when they are the responsibility of the School, including out of school activities
• Liaise with those responsible for pupils’/students’ pastoral welfare and where necessary with parents

8. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
• Make a positive contribution to the wider life of the school through sport, music, drama or other extra-curricular activities
• Participate in staff meetings, departmental meetings and in meetings between parents and staff
• Attend so far as is reasonable Assemblies and other School functions
• Perform such duties appertaining to School activities as shall reasonably be entrusted to him/her from time to time by the Head
• Participate in the Professional Review and Development (Appraisal) scheme
• Deploy support staff effectively, including Teaching Assistants
• Participate in the INSET programme

Personal and Professional Conduct

All teachers are expected to demonstrate consistently high standards of personal and professional conduct. Teachers must have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of Queen Elizabeth’s, and maintain high standards in their own attendance and punctuality. All teachers must:

* Familiarise themselves with the Child Safeguarding Policy and act accordingly
* Familiarise themselves with and follow the Code of Professional Conduct
* Not undermine fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

QEGS has its own pay scale and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience.

Essential educational requirements

Applicants must have a good, relevant degree and have a PGCE

Essential qualifications

Applicants must have a good, relevant degree and have a PGCE

Essential skills and experience

The successful candidate will:
• be an excellent classroom practitioner
• have thorough knowledge of the Primary Curriculum

Employee benefits

QEGS has its own pay scale and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase All Through
School size 1141 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

West Park Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6DF