This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, inspirational and highly motivated teacher of History to play a key part in this department. The successful candidate will join an experienced team who share a supportive and collaborative approach.
History is a dynamic and growing subject area at The Ferrers. It is a very popular GCSE and A Level option subject choices with both girls and boys. Several students have gone on to study History and other related disciples at University in the last few years. History regularly achieves exam results above the school average.
We are looking for a creative, passionate and energetic teacher who will work with us to promote good progress from our learners.
At The Ferrers School, we are committed to developing an academic culture where the highest standards are expected of staff and students.
Staff in the department are welcoming and supportive; it is that sense of ‘team’ that we feel gives every student the best opportunity for success.
We welcome applications from ECTs and we run a highly supportive and successful ECT programme. We would welcome interest from unqualified candidates who would be interested in the opportunity of training with us. We also have a strong track record of leadership development and succession planning for an ambitious candidate who is keen to progress to leadership in the future.
This is an exciting time to join the school. We have secured positive student outcomes and the progress made by the school is echoed in our recent OFSTED inspection. From September 2023 we are launching our own independent Sixth Form as we implement our planned withdrawal from a collaborative provision with neighbouring schools. This increased autonomy will serve to enhance our 11-18 provision to ensure that it best meets the needs of our students and local community.
The Ferrers School is part of the Meridian Trust, a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities.
Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve. The Trust currently operates 28 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. To find out more about the Trust, please visit: www.meridiantrust.co.uk
The Ferrers School, like Meridian Trust, is also driven by our ability to adapt to the changing educational landscape led by determined staff who bring our community alive with their enthusiastic personalities, unshakeable work ethic and their commitment to delivering exceptional learning experiences for our children. What makes The Ferrers School, and the Trust different is that we know how to nurture and bring out the very best in our talented staff.
Benefits of working for us include:
A philosophy of 100% achievement and inclusion
A commitment to extending the boundaries of learning enabling all young people to become well- rounded individuals
A purposeful and caring learning environment, where every individual is known, valued and supported
Motivated and engaged students, and ambitious, dedicated and professional staff
Free on-site parking
Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support
Cycle to work scheme
Free tea and coffee making facilities
Generous sick pay and annual leave
“Leaders and governors have established a positive school culture. Their clear vision has united staff. Leaders have ensured that all staff receive high-quality professional development. Staff say that they strongly value these opportunities”. Ofsted report July 2021
How to apply
Should you wish to join us, please complete the application form and submit a supporting statement. We would highly recommend a visit to the school.
We reserve the right to close the advert early if a suitable candidate is found. Early applications are encouraged.
Please contact Alison Davies to make an appointment on 01933 313411.
Closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th June at 8.00am
Interview date: Tuesday 20th June
The Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
The postholder has an implicit duty to promote the welfare and safeguarding of all children and young people. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.