for September 2023 a teacher of Chemistry at GCSE and A Level.
School is a very special place to work because we have well behaved students,
who allow their teachers to teach, we focus on work life balance to ensure that
staff spend their time on the activities that actually make a difference and we
have a friendly and supportive staff body.
Ferndown Upper School Science Faculty aims to create a centre of excellence for
STEM. We have a strong reputation and full team of experienced teachers. The Science Faculty is a friendly, collegiate
team, who work hard together to achieve high standards and have achieved
excellent results. It is a strong
faculty with high levels of recruitment and success at A Level, with many going
on to take these subjects at University. There are four teachers of biology in
the department, three physics teachers and three chemists.
We have a
sophisticated range of STEM enrichment in place, including the EPQ, green
powered car and careers events. To further enhance our provision we are now
running ‘Triple for All’, which means all our students will be entered for
triple science GCSE. At FUS, we only teach our students in separate sciences
and believe that they should have access to teachers with specialisms and high
quality subject knowledge.
We welcome applications from both trainees/ECT’s and more experienced
teachers of Chemistry.
What Ferndown Can Offer You:
students who behave impeccably – you can make a difference to their learning.
opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues.
robust behaviour systems.
visible and supportive senior leaders who have your back.
detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to
organise/run/chase), helping to underpin impeccable behaviour, so you are free
- A feedback
policy focused on whole class feedback – you do not need to mark exercise books
– we do not have onerous or impossible marking policies.
- No formal
graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to
continuously develop – we believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps
to develop a strong staff culture.
shared units of work and resources.
ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities.
well-kept site and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset.
Ferndown Upper School values the diversity of
our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
This role is UK based and your Right to Work
will need to be established as part of the appointment process.
This post is
exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to
the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying
for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are
‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are
disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides
information about which convictions must be declared
during job applications and related exceptions and further information about
filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.
Upper School will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check
will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on
whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken
to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not
be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share
information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.
This school is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. The
successful candidate will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure &
Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with the Governments safer