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Assistant SENCo

Published on 24th November 2021



Closing Date

Noon - 9th December 2021

Interview Date

6th January 2022

Salary Information

£28,274 (F6-1) to £30,913 (F6-4) pro-rata (actual £26,001 (F6-1) to £28,428 (F6-4)


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 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.

We are looking to increase the capacity in SEND; someone who can assist in leading the Learning Support Team forward from where it is now to achieve further excellence, someone who can harness and build on our current strengths, who can pinpoint and act upon areas of development.

The successful candidate will be the first Assistant SENCO to be appointed at Fernwood. Our ethos of Care is underpinned by how we treat our most vulnerable students The SEND team are highly capable practitioners who work cohesively and collaboratively led by the SENCO and supported by an Assistant Headteacher. The school is enjoying its second year of expansion and will eventually serve 1500 students.

If you would like to have a look around the school or talk about the post prior to application, please contact Mr A Grant (SENCo) a.grant@fernwoodschool.org.uk



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, together with your letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4, font size 11) to the Head Teacher and HR Manager, by post or by email to: recruitment@fernwoodschool.org.uk.

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 | admin@fernwoodschool.org.uk
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