Head of Mathematics, Blackburn, Lancashire

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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (QEGS)Blackburn, Lancashire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: QEGS has a pay scale above CPS and remuneration will be set according to qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required from September 2018, a well-qualified, bright and enthusiastic Mathematics Teacher, to lead the Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty, in a successful, significantly oversubscribed and expanding school. The successful candidate will be Head of the Mathematics and Computer Science Faculty, but specialist Computer Science knowledge isn’t required as Computer Science is led by a Subject Leader who reports to the Head of Faculty – we are looking for strong leadership of the Faculty.

Mathematics at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is a highly respected department with a long record of success. It makes a solid contribution to the academic life of the School and regularly achieves very good public examination results. The atmosphere within the faculty is friendly and supportive both of traditional teaching practices and new learning initiatives. There are 8 experienced specialist teachers of Mathematics. The successful candidate will also be a specialist mathematician with a strong academic record.

The successful candidate will be able to teach the full range of year groups from Key Stage 3 to 5.

The faculty is very well resourced with seven specialist teaching rooms all with data projectors plus a fully equipped ICT laboratory and two fully dedicated ICT laboratories for Computing. Some Sixth Form teaching also takes place in the Sixth Form Centre. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic mathematician to work on the new GCSE and A level courses. We are looking for a candidate with strong academic and leadership qualities, a love of the subject and a positive attitude who will further increase the profile of Mathematics and Computing in the School.

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

QEGS has a pay scale above CPS and remuneration will be set according to qualifications and experience. All teachers are members of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school is expected.

Applications, including a letter and curriculum vitae, together with names, postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of two referees must be received by 12.00 noon on Thursday 19th April 2018.

Blackburn offers easy access to the major conurbations of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds as well as to stunningly beautiful countryside.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS and Prohibition List check.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: West Park Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6DF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1254 686300
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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School is a co-educational, all-through free school in Blackburn for pupils and students aged 4-19. 

The school is believed to have been founded in 1509. It survived the Reformation and in 1567 was granted a Royal Chart...