Thank you for considering Bedford Girls’ School for your next career move.

We truly believe a great teacher is always at the heart of student success. We are a diverse and supportive community who continually work together to always ensure that the students in our care are at the heart of every decision we make and every action we take.  If you are an inspiring teacher looking for a new challenge in a dynamic forward-looking environment we would love to hear from you.

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Part Time Teacher of English (Maternity Cover)

Teacher of English

Maternity Cover

Part Time

Required from January 2024


Bedford Girls’ School is a vibrant day school for students aged 7 - 18 with a rich and diverse co-curricular programme.  An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Senior School English Department on a fixed term basis to cover a period of maternity leave.

We are seeking an outstanding teacher who has a track-record of inspiring students to develop a life-long love of English, building confidence and independence within each girl. As a school that achieves exceptional results in English at GCSE, IB Diploma Programme and A Level we are looking for an innovative teacher who shares our passion for delivering a forward-thinking education and who demonstrates exceptional creativity in their teaching, encouraging students to question and inquire.  Experience of teaching Film Studies and/or English as an Additional Language would be desirable.  

Please clearly state on your application form your desired working time.

We offer an excellent working environment with a salary scale, which is competitive.  Additional benefits for the role include generous pension scheme, substantial fee remission for all Harpur Trust schools in Bedford (dependant on availability and assessment criteria), free car parking, and access to a healthcare scheme.


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Immediate Interviews Available


We reserve the right to close this position vacancy once we have received sufficient applications to form a shortlist. Interviews will be arranged with candidates at a mutually convenient time. Early applications are therefore encouraged.

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.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.