The Queen’s School seeks to employ a full-time, permanent teacher of mathematics from September 2020.
The successful candidate will be an outstanding practitioner with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a flexible approach to teaching. The ability to teach across the age range is essential and an ability to teach further mathematics at A-level is desirable.
Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of the mathematics curriculum across all key stages and be committed to working collaboratively in a strong and hard-working department.
Moreover, the successful candidate must be able to meet the varied demands of a school environment by working enthusiastically and be able to inspire pupils to achieve the highest possible standards academically and personally.
The Mathematics Department
There are currently 4 full-time teachers and 1 part-time teacher in the department. All are subject specialists and teach across the entire age and ability range.
Pupils arrive in year 7 and are taught in 3 mixed ability form groups until shortly after October half-term and are then grouped according to ability. In years 8 and 9 girls are taught in sets grouped according to ability. There are 6 hours of maths lessons per fortnight.
All pupils are currently prepared for the higher tier Edexcel International GCSE. There are 4 sets based on ability with the top group also studying for the OCR FSMQ in Additional Mathematics. There are 6 hours of maths lessons per fortnight.
A-level mathematics is a very popular subject and is usually chosen by between a third and a half of all 6th form students. The students are currently prepared for the Edexcel examination board. There are 10 hours per fortnight. A-level further mathematics is also taught in parallel with single mathematics.
Results in the department are very strong, with over 50% of candidates attaining grade A*-A and over 75% A*-B at A-level in recent years. Girls who study further mathematics at A-level always achieve grade A*-A. IGCSE results are equally as impressive with over 60% of year 11 attaining grade 9-7 in the last couple of years.
Many girls participate and succeed in the UKMT maths challenges throughout the year and the school won the regional UKMT Team Challenge in 2019, qualifying for the national finals.
Maths clinic take place twice weekly to assist any girls who need help with their work and revision sessions take place after school as the examinations draw near. Numeracy club is available for girls who need extra support in Key Stage 3.
About the School
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.
How to Apply
Please visit our website for our Current Vacancies in order to download an application pack including our application form.
Applications will only be accepted on the school application form and must be received by the deadline of noon on Thursday 14 November 2019.
Interviews will be held the week beginning Monday 18 November 2019.
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, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.