Deputy Faculty Leader Mathematics (KS3 Curriculum Development, Teaching & Learning), The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham. NG8 2FT

Closing date:New this week

The Fernwood SchoolThe Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham. NG8 2FT
Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS - UPS 3 + TLR 2C (£5,339)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

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 Fernwood School are looking to appoint a talented, dynamic and passionate mathematician where pedagogy and progress are rooted in their practice.

The Mathematics department at the Fernwood School consists of 10 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 it continues to be a development in our practice. 

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 successful candidate would wholeheartedly support this strategy with commitment and passion. 

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. The department also contributes a positive and increasing progress 8 score currently at 0.24. We, at the Fernwood School, wholeheartedly believe in the notion that ‘Every child a mathematician’ and therefore teach our students in ways that allow them to embed and deeply understand concepts which enables them to make connections across many different topics within and outside the subject. 

The Governors and staff are 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 key leadership responsibility will be to provide effective leadership and management of Key Stage 3 and work collaboratively with the Faculty Team Leader to gauge and steer the curriculum intent and implementation including CPD, pedagogy and teaching and learning

Application forms and further details are available on our website  Please return your completed application form, together with your letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4, font size 11) to Mrs C Smith, HR Manager & PA to Headteacher by email to:

Closing date: 12 noon - 31.3.2020

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.

More about The Fernwood School
Address: Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2FT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 115 9286326