Teacher of Design and Technology MPS, The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham. NG8 2FT

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The Fernwood SchoolThe Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham. NG8 2FT
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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS 1 - UPS 3
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We have a rare opportunity to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and highly skilled teacher of Design & Technology capable of delivering KS3 through to KS5 in all material areas.

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 has a thriving, well equipped and forward thinking D&T department and you would be joining a high performing and cohesive team of teachers and technical staff. The D&T department has a strong reputation throughout the midlands, and is one of only 4 leading edge schools for D&T nationwide having achieved multiple awards for the quality of our teaching and our broader curriculum approach. Although Fernwood School is an 11-16 school, we also deliver A-Level D&T on behalf of our local sixth form college (Bilborough College) from our site. 

The department benefits from 3 well equipped mixed material workshops, with modern CNC equipment, 3D printers, full casting and metal work facilities, large bed laser cutter, A0 printer, along with electronics and robotics equipment and much more.  We are lucky to have 3 dedicated D&T specific computer rooms within the department, with industry standard CAD and graphics software installed including access to graphics tablets when needed. 

Further information on the work of the department can be found on our website, and also on our twitter feed @fernwooddt.

This may be of interest to a newly qualified teacher, or a teacher with further experience.

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.

Application forms and further details are available on our website www.fernwoodschool.org.uk.  Please return your completed application form, together with your letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4, font size 11) to the HR Manager & PA to Head Teacher, Mrs C Smith, by post or by email to: recruitment@fernwoodschool.org.uk.

Interview date: provisionally Thursday 2 April 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.



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Address: Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 2FT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
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