Deputy Head of English, Nottingham

Closing date:New this week

The Fernwood SchoolNottingham
Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR2c £5196
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We require an enthusiastic and committed teacher of KS3 & KS4 English who will take a lead in the planning, monitoring and implementation of the key stage 3 curriculum.  The Deputy Head of English will be an excellent classroom practitioner who leads by example. The role entails the careful monitoring of pupils’ progress – including achievement and behaviour - in key stage 3 primarily.  Supporting the whole department’s policies and working practices is key to this role with the successful candidate working closely with, and following the leadership of, the Head of Faculty.

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 English department at the Fernwood School consists of 13 teaching staff. The staff are committed to the providing all students with the opportunities to thrive in their literacy and reading for pleasure, 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 English department continues to enjoy success with excellent results.  The Progress 8 score for English in 2018 was 0.37.  Our pupils are taught in classes set broadly on ability.  The curriculum revolves around a variety of texts at key stage 3, including Shakespeare, poetry, non-fiction and contemporary literature in Year 7-9.  We follow the AQA specification for GCSE with the vast majority of pupils being entered for both English Language and English Literature.  We nurture a love of reading for pleasure through the various book clubs and author visits which take place throughout the year.

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.

Application forms and further details are available on our website In your letter of application please explain how your experiences to date have prepared you for the role.  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, by email to: 

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