Teacher of Mathematics
Full Time – Permanent
Commence: January 2022
Employer: The Fernwood School
Location: Wollaton NG8 2FT
Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 30 September 2021
Job commences: January 2022
Interview date: Thursday 7 October 2021
Fernwood is an 11-16 school enjoying an excellent reputation for high standards of achievement and behaviour. We offer a school with:
• An ethos of ‘High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All’
• A teaching profession that is dedicated, innovative and talented
• A teaching profession that is treated with respect and afforded autonomy in the classroom
• A wonderful group of students who behave well and have high aspirations
• A strong Progress 8 score
• Staff and Governors that are professional and enjoy working together for the benefit of the young people we serve
• An Ofsted outstanding judgement
• Leading Edge Status
The Mathematics department at the Fernwood School consists of 12 teaching staff and 1 numeracy support teacher. The staff are committed to the providing all students with the opportunities to thrive in their fluency, reasoning and problem solving, which is encouraged throughout key stage 3 and 4. The development of pedagogy at The Fernwood School is something we are deeply passionate about and the successful candidate would contribute to the schemes of learning with ideas, activities and resources.
The Mathematics department continues to improve its contributions to the success of the school through examination results with Grades 9 – 5 and 9 – 7 improving year on year since the introduction of the new GCSE. Progress 8 for mathematics is healthy, positive and has also risen year on year. We, at The Fernwood School, wholeheartedly believe in the notion of ‘Every child a mathematician’ and therefore teach our students in ways that allow them to embed and deeply understand concepts to enable them to make connections across many different topics within and outside the subject. Our commitment to this is embodied in our curriculum at key stage 3 with students starting their journey with us in mixed attainment groups. This has been a highly successful endeavour, which will continue to develop and improve as we reflect on the curriculum each year.
The Governors and staff and committed to continuous improvement and welcome applications from candidates with drive and determination who are able to challenge and inspire students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.
The Fernwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) Check.