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Teacher of History

Published on 1st April 2021

Closing Date

Noon - 21st April 2021

Interview Date

28th April 2021

Salary Information


We require an enthusiastic and committed teacher of History for a full time permanent position commencing September 2021. This post may be of interest to an experienced colleague or a newly qualified teacher who wishes to join a thriving and successful school.

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 History department at Fernwood School currently consists of three specialist teachers and is part of the Humanities Faculty consisting of 9 teachers delivering History, Geography and Religious Studies. The staff are committed to providing all students with the opportunities to develop and deepen their knowledge of the human experience and to become successful and positive global citizens.

Students in History are taught in mixed ability tutor groups at KS3 and study a broad and diverse curriculum following a thematic approach. Topics include The Norman Conquest, Henry VIII, Enslavement and Modern Terrorism in Years 7-9. At KS4, students study the Edexcel specification for GCSE. Topics include Medicine in Britain, The American West, Anglo-Saxon & Norman England and Weimar & Nazi Germany. History is a popular GCSE course at KS4 and regularly has 4 GCSE groups in Years 10 and 11. The development of effective pedagogy at the Fernwood School is something we are deeply passionate about.

The successful candidate will:

  • Enjoy the benefits of working within a strong teaching team
  • Teaching KS3 and KS4 History
  • Contribute to History schemes of learning with ideas, activities and resources
  • Contribute to the wider teaching of Humanities

The Governors and staff and 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

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:

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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