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 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.
At Fernwood, we believe in supporting each other and offering a caring and supportive, professional environment for you to challenge yourself and thrive as a teacher.
Staff Sport: This is organised as a weekly after school activity. It generally takes place on a Friday night for an hour or so of fun. The sport changes on a regular basis and involves friendly competition. All abilities welcome.
Boot Camp: A weekly organised circuits based boot camp has started this year in the sports hall for those after more strenuous sporting activity!
Yoga: This is on Thursday and Friday nights in the drama studio (or on the field if the sun is shining!). An external provider comes in to deliver a weekly session. The sessions are a great way to unwind.
Book Club: Fernwood Staff Book Club takes place after school, usually once a term.
Staff Laptop: The school provides all teaching staff with their own laptop.
Cycle to Work: All staff have access to the government-based cycle to work scheme where you can save between 25-39% on the price of a new bike, but we also provide a staff shower room for those who need to get dressed at work.
Staff Room: The staff room is a great place to network with other members of staff and we have modern, comfortable facilities along with a staff kitchen, staff computer corridor along with lockers if desired. At break time, free tea & coffee is organised and ready to be collected at the start of break by our catering team.
Employee Assistance Programme
Working in schools can at times be a really challenging job, and on top of a highly supportive management structure at Fernwood, all colleagues are also enroled in an employee assistance programme, provided by Education Support, who provide confidential counselling and support on any topic (work or personal) for both the employee and their partner. They operate 24 hours a day, so they can be contacted anytime, day or night. https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/