2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

SEN allowance £2,270

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Ferrers School is seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic Deputy SENCO to join the Inclusion Team.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the expansion of the Inclusion provision. The SENCO is working with the Assistant Principal to develop pathways for students with a range of additional needs. This role is a critical part of the expansion, and we are seeking a qualified teacher with experience of primary teaching, nurture groups or alternative provision with aspirations to become a SENCO in the future.

What the school offers its staff

  • A philosophy of 100% achievement and inclusion
  • A commitment to extending the boundaries of learning enabling all young people to become well- rounded individuals
  • A purposeful and caring learning environment, where every individual is known, valued and supported
  • Motivated and engaged students, and ambitious, dedicated and professional staff
  • Free on-site parking
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free tea and coffee making facilities
  • Generous sick pay and annual leave

Further details about the role

This role will involve teaching small groups of students using a Trauma-Informed approach, so students are able to access learning and make progress with all aspects of their personal development. The curriculum will be developed by the successful candidate, with the SENCO, and will include the delivery of basic numeracy and literacy alongside focused emotional regulation and social skills work. We are seeking to build our appropriate onsite provision to reduce A background in working with pupils with social, emotional or mental health difficulties is a definite advantage, as is a huge amount of patience and resilience.

This is an exciting time to join the school. We have secured positive student outcomes and the progress made by the school is echoed in our recent OFSTED inspection. From September 2023 we are launching our own independent Sixth Form as we implement our planned withdrawal from a collaborative provision with neighbouring schools.This increased autonomy will serve to enhance our 11-18 provision to ensure that it best meets the needs of our students and local community.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding of all children and young people. The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to adavies@theferrers.org

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About The Ferrers School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
950 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Ferrers School is a popular, oversubscribed school and we are looking to recruit staff who can work with us to strive for excellence. We care passionately about our staff, their well-being and their professional development and this is reflected in the fact that we are an enthusiastic team, committed to working collaboratively and sharing the very best practice. We are seeking ambitious candidates who are keen to develop further and as such are committed to providing excellent CPD for the development of staff. We are striving for the very best for our students and we are focussed on and passionate about learning. The Ferrers School is part of the successful Meridian Trust, a group of primary, secondary and special schools. Many of the schools in the trust are growing and there is a need to develop capacity, expertise and excellence in our staff body. We are currently working very closely with our colleagues at Sharnbrook Academy and as a school we look forward to playing a key role in the development of Meridian Trust’s free school due to open in Weldon, Corby in 2023. The Ferrers, like the Meridian Trust, is also driven by our ability to adapt to the changing educational landscape led by determined staff who bring our community alive with their enthusiastic personalities, unshakeable work ethic and their commitment to delivering exceptional learning experiences for our children. What makes The Ferrers School, and the Trust, different is that we know how to nurture and bring out the very best in our talented staff.

Arranging a visit to The Ferrers School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email adavies@theferrers.org.

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