This job expired on 2 February 2023

  • Job start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 January 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main to upper scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will

  • Be an excellent practitioner who is able to deliver a high standard of education
  • Be passionate about learning as learning is at the heart of everything we do
  • Be a caring person, to ensure that the emotional well-being of our pupils is at the heart of what we do
  • Be adaptable, innovative, and able to utilise a range of teaching styles
  • Be able to plan and deliver engaging lessons
  • Be someone who can work alongside our enthusiastic and innovative team and believe teamwork is vital to being successful
  • Lead by example
  • Be willing to contribute to the whole school community
  • Have a real desire to join Ferndown Middle School and be part of the Castleman Trust and help build an inspiring learning community where all thrive and are successful

What the school offers its staff

We can offer

  • A thriving, successful school
  • Encouragement and support to develop your skills and expertise
  • Motivated and well-behaved pupils
  • A committed team of staff and Governors
  • Excellent resources
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • An established and successful ECT Programme
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Free access to the Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Further details about the role

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and highly motivated Science Teacher who shares our commitment and vision in providing high-quality education for all of our young people. Applications are welcome from experienced or newly qualified teachers.

The post of teacher will involve teaching science predominantly in KS3 and includes a tutor’s responsibility.

The key purpose will be to plan, develop and deliver high-quality lessons and courses within the broad, balanced, relevant, and differentiated subject area curriculum using a variety of approaches, to continually enhance teaching and learning.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Castleman Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the Person Specification and will be subject to pre-employment checks including an Enhanced DBS check, online search, satisfactory references and a health check.

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About Ferndown Middle School

School type
Academy, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
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School size
595 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
Phone number

Ferndown Middle School is part of the Castleman Academy Trust – a Trust which prides itself on putting children first always and puts its values of Respect, Independence, Creativity and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do.

It is the staff in our academies who make our schools vibrant places of learning – who do all they can to make sure our children become confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens. Our staff want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and are learners themselves who relish professional development opportunities.

Working in a Castleman Academy Trust school, you will be working with other forward thinkers, who see possibilities and are optimistic. You will have the support of like-minded colleagues and together we will ensure everyone has a great work life balance. Being part of the Castleman Academy Trust means there are a whole host of opportunities for you to develop and flourish.

Ferndown Middle School is situated in Ferndown adjacent to Ferndown First and Ferndown Upper Schools. The school has up to 600 pupils, covering the age range 9 to 13 years old (year groups 5 to 8). The school is part of the Castleman Academy Trust.

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Middle School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mshield@fernmid.dorset.sch.uk.

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