Peripatetic Oboe Teacher
We are looking for an enthusiastic oboe teacher to deliver privately taught lessons to a number of existing pupils up to an advanced standard and to continue to increase the demand for oboe lessons at The Queen’s School from September 2018.
The successful applicant will also be able to teach the oboe to a small group of year 7 pupils for 3, half hour sessions per week on an employed basis. The ability to teach music theory would be beneficial.
The Music Department
The Queen’s School Music Department is vibrant, happy and successful and it is a place where the importance of music peripatetic provision has long been acknowledged.
The Head of Music oversees music provision at the senior school and the post holder will liaise directly with her whilst at the senior school. At the lower school the post holder will liaise with the subject co-ordinator for music.
There are two full time of the department who work in the senior school and one part time member of the department working in the junior school. A team of 12 peripatetic staff deliver instrumental lessons – some peripatetic staff work in both the junior and senior sections of the school.
Accommodation and equipment
There are 6 music practice rooms at the Senior School and 2 large classrooms. All rooms are equipped with a piano.
For full details about this post and to download our school application form, please visit our website https://www.thequeensschool.co.uk/about-our-school/current-vacancies
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. Child safety recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to references and an Enhanced DBS disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
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.