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"High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All"

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Part Time Library Assistant

Published on 22nd May 2019

Closing Date

Noon - 5th June 2019

Salary Information

£15,796 - £18,046 - Scale F2-1 to F2-4 (pro-rated)

Term time only 20 hours (4 days per week – 5 hours per day) permanent commencing September 2019

Fernwood is an 11-16 School enjoying an excellent reputation for high standards of achievement and behaviour.  We offer a school with:

  • An ethos of ‘High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All’
  • A teaching profession that is dedicated, innovative and talented
  • A teaching profession that is treated with respect and afforded autonomy in the classroom
  • A wonderful group of students who behave well and have high aspirations
  • A strong Progress 8 score
  • Staff and Governors that are professional and enjoy working together for the benefit of the young people we serve
  • An Ofsted outstanding judgement
  • Leading Edge Status

The Fernwood School Library was newly refurbished in 2014 and plays a central role in the school, providing a welcoming atmosphere, approximately 10,000 resources, advice for pupils and staff on reading for enjoyment, information literacy and research. It is staffed by a full time Library Manager and part time Library Assistant.

All year 7 and 8 classes have regular library lessons in English, during which a range of activities around reading are delivered by the library staff in collaboration with teaching staff. Our aim is to help all pupils find the right books to engender a love of reading and we use Accelerated Reader with the year 7’s to challenge pupils and allow us to reward progress in reading.

There are regular reading groups, such as The Brilliant Book Award and Carnegie Shadowing Group, events promoting books and reading and author visits

The Governors and staff are committed to continuous improvement and welcome applications from candidates with drive and determination who are able to challenge and inspire students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.

Interviews provisionally 10 June 2019

How to Apply

Application forms and further details are available to the right under supporting documents. Please note: the application form is in Word 97-2003 format (.doc). Please return your completed application form to the Head Teacher’s PA, Mrs C Smith, by post or by email to:

The Fernwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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