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KS4 Class Teacher - SEN - Fern House School (REF: FH28220)

KS4 Class Teacher – SEN with the possibility of joining the senior leadership team as a class based AHT for an exceptional candidate.

(Ref: FH28220)

Apply by:            Friday 28th February 2020 at 12pm                                

Interviews:        w/c 2nd March 2020                                           

Salary Scale:      MPS/UPS (Outer London) + SEN (£4359) per annum, or Leadership Range L4-8 (Outer London)

Hours:                 Full Time

Contract Term: Permanent

Job Start:            As soon as possible

Are you a class teacher with a passion for supporting pupils with SEMH needs? Are you nurturing, understanding and resilient? Do you want to feel valued, supported and part of a strong team?

Fern House School is a new special school for pupils aged 7 – 16. We promote and adopt approaches based on attachment theories and neurobiological research to provide our pupils with a supportive framework, which allows them to be heard and understood safely. Our highly adapted curriculum ensures that all pupils can engage in learning and achieve something to feel proud of. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, class-based teacher who is open to learning a modern approach to teaching pupils with social, emotional, mental health needs. At Fern House School, pupils are engaged with a creative curriculum, taught by trusted teaching staff who are able to be flexible in their approach to meet the needs of the pupils and offer integrated sensory breaks for pupils when required. We have a shared, consistent whole school approach to behaviour management, which is clear, easy-to-follow and fair.

We understand the importance of building meaningful relationships with pupils and families to nurture growth and development of relational milestones such as, building trust and sharing enjoyment. Care and making connections are at the heart of our ethos and we work hard to ensure that all staff feel cared for too.

We are strongly committed to providing high quality professional development for all our staff. As part of Enfield Learning Trust, a partnership of successful Enfield primary schools, we are able to offer significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues from across the Trust in order to develop innovative teaching practice.

The wellbeing of our staff is an important priority therefore we provide opportunities to ensure we value their hard work and dedication and promote a healthy work-life balance. We are constantly reviewing our practices to ensure that our staff can focus on what matters: providing a rich environment in which children can learn and thrive.  As part of the Trust, we offer

•              Well-being days

•              Perkbox app – with access to hundreds of exclusive company perks e.g. high street discounts

•              Employee support hub

•              Attendance reward scheme

In addition, all staff at Fern House are provided with a complimentary school meal every day to thank them for their hard work and all teachers are provided with a Macbook. At Fern House we have our very own minibus, which staff have the opportunity to be trained to drive, or to use with an additional driver, to access learning opportunities outside of school.

We recognise that our schools all serve their own communities and are unique but we also insist that our schools follow trust ways of working which ensure that there are high expectations and equality of opportunity for all our pupils.

Our school will undergo exciting expansion works in the next few years, which will modernize and improve the site, but we will remain at the same location, which is perfect for commuters from London, Hertfordshire and Essex. Our school is ideal for candidates who travel on public transport (Turkey Street and Enfield Lock are our closest overground stations), or with easy access to the M25, for those who travel by car.

Please visit our website to learn more about Fern House School: Visits are warmly welcome, please contact Laura Astarita, the Headteacher on 01992 761229 to arrange this or for any further information. For an application pack please email our HR team at

All Enfield Learning Trust schools are committed to Safeguarding therefore, all employees working at this school must have the ability to work in a way that promotes the safety and wellbeing of our children and young people.