Key Stage Two Form Teacher (maternity cover), Chester, Cheshire

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The Queen's SchoolChester, Cheshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The Queen's School salary scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Queen's School are looking for a well-qualified and enthusiastic teacher to join our outstanding teaching team to provide maternity cover from September 2018.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a flexible approach are essential to meet the varied demands of a school environment. 

The Queen’s Lower School is a highly popular and successful selective school for girls from age 4 to 11. The school is at the forefront of independent primary education for girls in the North West. Judged to be “Outstanding” and “Excellent” by ISI Inspection reports, The Queen’s Lower School is one of the leading independent preparatory schools in the country.

The Lower School has a well-qualified and dedicated staff, all of whom work hard to ensure that the girls are able to develop their potential in all areas of school life. 

The Lower School is situated on Liverpool Road and encompasses two large Victorian buildings with extensive grounds to the rear of the property. There is a large field, a playground with outside play equipment recently installed, and a large hall. The school has its own swimming pool. 

All members of staff are expected to contribute to the extensive extra-curricular programme of activities, which most girls in the upper years attend.

Please visit our website for full details about this post and the School and to download our application form. 

Completed application forms should be emailed to with a covering letter of application addressed to Mrs R H Cookson, Head of Lower School by 12noon Monday 30th April 2018.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 8th May 2018.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. Child safety recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to reference and an enhanced DBS disclosure. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion. 


The Queen's School, Chester

The Queen’s School is a leading selective GSA Independent day school providing education for around 600 girls between the ages of 4 and 18 years. 

The school is highly successful, with a strong and consistent emphasis on the needs of individual pupils that focuses on enabling pupils to challenge, question and develop.  The Queen’s school is well known for its excellent pastoral care, which is a hallmark of its community and underpins the academic focus that characterises the school.  The vast majority of our pupils go on to attend their first choice university, including medical and Oxbridge places, and leave the school as confident, articulate and well balanced young women.

The school is situated close to the centre of the thriving, historic city of Chester and a few minutes cycle ride or drive from the unspoiled countryside of Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales.  Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach, and London is 2.5 hours away via train.

The ISI awarded the school the highest standard of “excellent” in all categories in its most recent inspection.

The History of the School

The Queen’s School was founded in 1878. The school's pupils achieved considerable distinction from the outset. The school would subsequently provide Chester with its first female solicitor, its first lady mayor, the first woman to receive the Freedom of the City, the first woman president of the Freemen and Guilds in over 800 years and the first female cathedral provost in Church of England history. 

The Queen’s Lower School was originally based in two large Victorian houses on Liverpool Road, Chester. It still occupies this site but has expanded in recent years.

Working at Queen’s

The Queen’s School has an outstanding reputation for staff and pupil welfare and staff career progression is important. Continuous professional development opportunities are offered, as is specific support for NQTs. The school is a member of the Girls’ Schools Association network of schools, enabling access to a wealth of support, information and training.

Teachers at The Queen’s School are ambitious for themselves and for the school, but mainly for their pupils, getting to know them as individuals to set challenging but achievable targets. Across all year groups, there is an expectation of excellent results.  At the Senior School, this includes the preparation of students for entry to highly competitive courses, including Oxbridge.

The Queen’s School invests proactively in technology to support teaching and learning, and an extensive and well-populated Virtual Learning Environment is well used by all pupils and staff at both the Lower and Senior Schools.  All pupils in the Senior School have individual iPads and all teachers (Lower and Senior Schools) are provided with individual iPads to enhance their practice.

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More about The Queen's School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: City Walls Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2NN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244 312078
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Welcome to Queen’s

The Queen’s School is a leading selective GSA Independent day school providing education for around 600 girls between the ages of 4 and 18 years. 

The school is highly successful, with a strong and consistent emphasis on the n...