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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 March 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1st September 2024 to 31st May 2025

Pay scale

Main Scale

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an outstanding and ambitious teacher to work in our strong English department. The department achieves positive outcomes at GCSE and A level and Ferndown Upper School has been placed in the top 20% of schools nationally for its GCSE and A level results for the previous three years.

We have led the way locally with a forward-thinking research based approach to teaching and learning. We follow an interleaved curriculum that allows students to build knowledge and skills over their time at Ferndown. We are particularly proud of our systematic knowledge based testing and Michaela marking approach which has led to the outcomes outlined above.

In the 6th form, the department recruits well to both English Literature and English Language A levels. The department offers a range of extra-curricular activities to A level students including theatre trips, lectures from visiting experts (including David Crystal) and visits to literature festivals.

What the school offers its staff

What Ferndown Can Offer You:

  • Great students who behave – you can make a difference to their learning.
  • The opportunity to work with outstanding colleagues.
  • Tight, robust behaviour systems.
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/run/chase), helping to underpin our excellent behaviour, so you are free to teach.
  • Ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop.
  • We believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps to develop a strong staff culture.
  • Centralised, shared units of work and resources.
  • Excellent, ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities.
  • A well-kept site and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset.
  • A tax efficient Childcare or Car Lease Scheme through salary sacrifice.
  • Private Healthcare Plan including 24/7 access to a GP by phone, gym discounts and cashback for optical, dental and other appointment expenses for employees and their children.
  • Access to the staff benefits and discounts portal through Dorset Council.

Commitment to safeguarding

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 recruitment guidelines.
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.
The school will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates.

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About Ferndown Upper School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 13 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1030 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 19
Phone number
01202 871243

Arranging a visit to Ferndown Upper School

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

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