Maternity Cover Teacher of Modern Languages


Ref: 1610880

Required Feb 19 for up to 12 months

Queen Victoria School (QVS) is a co-educational Boarding School funded by the Ministry of Defence to educate some 270 children of Service Personnel. The School is set in 45 acres of beautiful Perthshire countryside and offers stable and uninterrupted co-educational boarding for 11 – 18 year olds.

We require an enthusiastic full-time Teacher of French or Spanish, to join the Department for a period of 12 months to cover Maternity Leave. The Modern Languages Department consists of one Principal Teacher and 1 Teacher. Full details of the post can be found in the Job Pack.

Applicants must be suitably qualified to teach French or Spanish at Secondary level up to S6, and it would be desirable if they were able to offer a second language.  Applicants must be, GTC Scotland registered and also PVG registered prior to taking up post.

The salary mirrors SNCT Agreements.  In addition, there may be an opportunity to participate more fully in boarding life at the school. In this situation, QVS Boarding School Allowance is payable at the rate of £7752. The ability to assist in activities in the wider school community such as rugby or hockey coaching, taking part in games, assisting  with the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme or Combined Cadet Force, is desirable.

A detailed job description and online application form can be found by visiting

If you would like further information on this job opportunity you can email the Principal Teacher, Laura Bairner,

Closing date for completed applications is 6 January 2019


Queen Victoria School is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Reading Force Launches at QVS

On 8th March, pupils from P7 to S3 were introduced to the ‘Reading Force’ initiative, created by Professor Alison Baverstock of Kingston University.

Alison herself has been a Service wife, and has created the scheme to encourage reading and literary based conversation between Service pupils and their families, often deployed. She gave a presentation to our pupils describing her experiences with staying in touch with deployed family members, and how Reading Force can help.

Reading Force provides a scrapbook for pupils to use alongside reading a book of their choice, while members of their families read the same book. The hope is that this provides opportunities for pupils and their families to have conversations to discuss their chosen books.

On completion, pupils receive a certificate, some feedback and an age appropriate free book. Pupils will be encouraged to complete their scrapbooks over the Easter break with involvement from family members.

Thanks goes to Mr Kirk for organising the event.

Reading Force Comes to QVS

Charity Hair Shave Event


On Friday 19th January, the whole school witnessed an amazing charity event.  In front of a cheering audience, Anjipa Malla (S5), shed all 36 inches of her shiny locks to raise money for the charity Sentebale.  Anjipa is hopeful of raising £755 for the charity.  We are so proud of her for taking part in such a selfless act for such a great cause.

What is Sentebale?

Sentebale supports orphans and vulnerable children in sub-Saharan Africa, many of whom are affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.  Through education, psychosocial support and care, they are given the tools needed to lead happy healthy and productive lives.

Fundraising page

You can support Anjipa and help her to reach her fundraising target by making a donation via the link below: