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Work Experience

Andrea Baxter

Human Resources

Thank you for your interest in applying to Ferndown Upper School for work experience.  We offer placements every year to individuals who are interested in a career in education and pride ourselves in being a forward-thinking school that encourages self-development for all.  Before proceeding further, please read the notes below which will help with your application:

Are you-

  • A current student at Ferndown Upper School, in Years 10 or 12 looking to take part in Work Experience?

Please contact Kerry Curchin, our Work Experience Co-Coordinator for more information about placements for you.

  • A university student or graduate wanting a career in teaching or learning support?

Please download and complete this form and e-mail it to our Personnel Officer, Andrea Baxter in the first instance to check the availability of departments.

  • A graduate accepted on to a SCITT, PGCE or Teach First course awaiting your first term and in need of work experience prior to the commencement of that course?

Please download and complete this form and e-mail our Personnel Officer, Andrea Baxter in the first instance to check the availability of departments. SCITT, PGCE and Teach First applications will receive priority for places available.

  • A trainee teacher on an ITT course?

Please contact your training provider to contact the school for details of our professional placements.  We currently work with Exeter University and the Bournemouth and Poole SCITT (BPD SCITT) but are open to applications from new providers.

  • An ex-student of Ferndown Upper School?

If you left the school more than two years ago and do not have any siblings currently in school, please apply using the attached form.  If you have recently left, or still have siblings in the school, we suggest gaining a wider experience in a different context.  We are here to help if you have difficulty finding work experience elsewhere- please contact Mrs Sally Emms at the school and we will endeavour to put you in touch with a local contact in your subject area of interest.

All requests are subject to availability, a brief application and an enhanced disclosure DBS check (if you are not in possession of a portable DBS and would like us to carry out a standard DBS check for you, there will be a £50 charge. This needs to be completed before you begin your placement with us).