The Fernwood School is a richly diverse multi-cultural community based on the principles of mutual respect for all. These principles allow everyone to contribute to an environment which is both supportive and challenging. Students learn to develop a positive self-image alongside respecting the rights, feelings and beliefs of others. At Fernwood everyone’s uniqueness is valued and celebrated. Students are encouraged to share their own cultural experiences and to explore, understand and value the diversity within our community.

At Fernwood our priority is to deliver high quality teaching and learning. We believe that all students have the right to a stimulating environment where they are motivated to learn through the provision of a varied and engaging curriculum. Our teachers and support staff work tirelessly to guarantee that our students have the very best education possible. Everything we do as a school is to ensure that all students can achieve their very best. Our high expectations are evident both in lessons and around school. We promote and achieve excellent standards of behaviour; we expect students to behave in a way that supports their own learning and that of others. We want every student to be successful; to strive for success from the very first day they join us and throughout their school lives. Fernwood students are ambitious and understand the value of hard work. They have a strong sense of responsibility, are caring and compassionate to others and are engaged and enthusiastic learners. Visitors to Fernwood regularly comment on the politeness, manners and warmth they see from the moment they enter the school. At Fernwood we are always aspiring to be the best we can be and inspiring others to do the same. We take pride in what we do and strive to be better each day.  

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Fernwood is a high performing, 11-16 multi-cultural school recognised by Ofsted and the DfE for excellent academic standards and outstanding care and discipline. The school achieved Leading Edge status for excellent practice in 2004 and became a Specialist Technology College in 2005 and a Specialist School in Mathematics and Science in 2010. We are also a recognised centre of excellence for Languages, Expressive Arts and Sport. Fernwood works in direct partnership with Bilborough College securing a number of places annually for students to study a wide range of courses including A levels and the International Baccalaureate. Recent figures show that a very high proportion of our students’ progress to Higher Education courses, many securing places at top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. The school offers equally strong vocational routes into further education and training.

Each child in our community is unique and precious, equally valued for their culture and contributions. We have very high expectations of all; hard work and self discipline, courtesy and respect are all key values which we instill in children right from the start. At the heart of our ethos is equality of opportunity and shared understanding, respect and tolerance for each other’s differences and needs. Aims: To challenge every pupil to raise their aspirations and excel in academic achievements. To instill in pupils the values and characteristics necessary to become successful, confident and responsible members of society. To teach pupils the value of self-discipline, resilience and endeavour in order to become life-long learners. To prepare pupils to participate in and contribute to a society with ever changing scientific, technical and international needs. These aims are underpinned by: Very effective teaching leading to a stimulating and enjoyable educational experience for all. A broad and balanced curriculum, which offers real choice and opportunity in an ever changing technological world. A well ordered and disciplined environment where pupils feel safe and happy. An extensive programme of enrichment where pupils can develop their talents and interests. Strong bonds between home,school and the community that reinforce the school’s success. These are embodied in our school motto of High Achievement with Care and Discipline which permeates all aspects of school life.

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    26th January 2023

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    L36-L40 (104k-115k) depending on experience

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    Full Time

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    Headteacher  Salary : L36-L40 (104k-115k) depending on experience Contract type: Full Time Contract Term : Permanent Job Starts: September 2023 Are you an inspirational leade ...

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