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Teacher of Sociology - Maternity Cover Part-time 0.7FTE (from Mid-November 2020)

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, Lancashire

Job details

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

Job summary

The School seeks to appoint, from mid-November 2020, a part-time (0.7FTE), bright and enthusiastic Teacher of Sociology to cover maternity leave in our successful, significantly oversubscribed and expanding school.

The preferred candidate will have an aptitude to motivate and stretch students of all abilities, bring forward new or alternative ideas in their teaching and have good communication skills.

Applicants must have a good, relevant degree and have, or be in the process of completing, a PGCE.

Applying for the job

Applications can be submitted directly to School and 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.

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
School website Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email head@qegsblackburn.com

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’.

Since the demise of the Assisted Places Scheme we 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 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 whole school ICT has been particularly generous in recent years, including the replacement of all classroom PCs, upgrading of the wired network and servers, installation of a wireless network and the introduction of wireless devices in the Primary Phase. 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.

School location

West Park Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6DF