Job Description

About Us

The Richard Pate School is owned and operated by Pate’s Grammar School Foundation.  It is a successful co-ed independent day school for 3-11 year olds in Cheltenham.  We offer children a broad education in modern, purpose-built facilities. We are seeking exceptional candidates to fill a Key Stage 2 Class Teacher role from September 2024.

In summary the role is as follows:

  • Full time permanent post
  • Salary based on experience
  • Start date: 1 September 2024
  • Responsibility for a Key Stage 2 (KS2) class
  • Subject leader for one curriculum subject area in Key Stage 2

To be successful in this role you must be:

  • Qualified with QTS and have experience of teaching a range of subjects to KS2.
  • An outstanding classroom practitioner focused on raising standards and supporting the pastoral care and individual needs of every pupil.
  • Enthusiastic about being part of a supportive team, prepared to immerse yourself fully into school life.
  • Capable of communicating effectively with pupils, colleagues and parents.
  • Respectful of the School’s aims and values.

Desirable but not essential – ability to teach boys’ or girls’ games, ability to lead Computing as a subject area and/or interest in drama and experience with supporting school productions.


In return, we offer you:

  • Talented and dedicated colleagues with inspirational team spirit
  • Children who are enthusiastic to learn, with outstanding behaviour
  • A supportive and nurturing ethos which will help you fulfil your potential
  • A strong commitment to on-going professional development and lifelong learning


To apply for this role:

 Please download our Application Form and Information Pack below.


Completed applications should be posted to:


The Richard Pate School

Southern Road

Cheltenham GL53 9RP


Or emailed to:


Applications must be received by 12.00pm on Monday 3 June 2024.


NB CVs will not be accepted in place of an application form, but may be submitted as additional supporting documentation.


Our ‘Recruitment, Selection & Disclosure Policy & Procedure, including Policy on Recruitment of Ex-Offenders’ and Safeguarding Policy can be found below.


Interviews: short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on Thursday 13 June 2024.


Start Date: 1 September 2024


Pate’s Grammar School Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  In accordance with the DfE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates prior to interview, and online checks undertaken.

Pate’s Grammar School Foundation is an equal opportunities employer. Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments for any part of the recruitment process.