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Teacher of English KS3 & 4

Published on 11th May 2022

Closing Date

Noon - 23rd May 2022

Interview Date

26th May 2022

Salary Information

MPS 1 - UPS 3

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 English department at the Fernwood School consists of 12 teaching staff. The staff are committed to the providing all students with the opportunities to thrive in their literacy and reading for pleasure, which is encouraged throughout key stage 3 and 4. The development of pedagogy at The Fernwood School is something we are deeply passionate about and the successful candidate would contribute to the schemes of learning with ideas, activities and resources.

The English department continues to enjoy success with excellent results.  The Progress 8 score for English in 2018 was 0.37, and 0.3 in 2019.  Our students are taught in classes set broadly on ability for the most part, with mixed ability classes in years 7 and 8.  The curriculum revolves around a variety of texts at key stage 3, including Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction and contemporary literature in Year 7-9.  We follow the AQA specification for GCSE with the vast majority of students being entered for both English Language and English Literature.  We nurture a love of reading for pleasure through the various book clubs and author visits which take place throughout the year.

We require an enthusiastic, innovative and committed teacher of KS3 & KS4 English. The successful candidate will be joining a talented, successful and supportive faculty, where teaching and learning is at the heart of our collaborative practice.  As the school grows over the next 3 years to accommodate 1500 students across 2 key stages, the successful candidate will play an integral part in ensuring high standards of practice are maintained for all children.

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

How to Apply

Please complete the application form together with a letter of application (no more than two sides of A4, font size 11) outlining what your skills and experience will bring to Fernwood, and how you will be able to fulfil the job description. Please address the letter to Mr P Burke (Head Teacher).

Please return your completed application form and supporting letter to Mrs C Smith (HR Manager & PA to Head Teacher) 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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