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English Teacher

The Reach Free School


  • Expired
£23,500 to £42,500 based on experience
Job type:
Full Time, Maternity Cover
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
12 October 2017

Job overview

English Teacher (maternity cover)

Dates: Apply by Friday 13th October 2017

Location: Rickmansworth

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Maternity cover (Jan to Dec 2018)

Salary: Academy Trust Payscale (up to £42,500, based on skills and experience)

The Reach Free School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Teacher of English to join our team of talented, energetic and visionary teachers whilst one of the team members is off on maternity leave.

This unique opportunity offers the right candidate the chance to play an integral role as we seek to secure our first set of GCSE results, and begin to establish our provision for Post-16 education, which launches in 2018. 

We are looking for an expert practitioner with successful teaching experience across the age and ability range and someone who demonstrates a good understanding of the potential of technology to enhance learning. 

You will have a passion for your subject area, and a track record of excellent teaching, collaboration and creativity. You will hold and embody the highest expectations of your pupils and will have the drive and ambition to create an outstanding environment for learning, in your subject area and beyond. 

The Reach Free School is looking for its teachers to: 

· Be outstanding practitioners who inspire pupils and colleagues

· Be creative in delivering a rigorous, academic curriculum

· Believe that every child can and will succeed

· Be flexible, collaborative and resilient

· Be excited about helping to design and create every aspect of the school, including the curriculum, policies and the extended day programme

· Contribute to the whole life of the school through our extra-curricular programme

· Have the highest ambitions for your pupils, the school and yourself

In return we will offer you: 

· A unique opportunity to be a key member of staff and help build on the school’s successes to date

· A happy and supportive working environment with high expectations and standards

· An opportunity to pioneer an exciting new curriculum at Key Stage 4 and Post-16

· A network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from

· Leadership and management opportunities both now, and in the future as the school grows

· A BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care 

The Reach Free School is a successful and rapidly growing secondary Free School, which opened in September 2013. The over-subscribed school is a popular choice for local families and is looking for staff to join from January 2018. From September 2018, the school will be moving to a brand new purpose built building right in the heart of the community that it serves.  

If the challenges of working to develop a rapidly growing, local school appeal to you, then we would like to hear from you.

Further information is available from our website:

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact The Reach Free School with any questions on 01923 224764 or via email to Mrs S Berman, Headteacher’s PA at 

Closing date for applications: Friday 13th October 2017

Interviews to take place: October 2017

The Reach Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. In accordance with our Safer Recruitment Policy we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as 'spent' must be declared when applying. The applicant may post such a declaration in an envelope marked 'Private & Confidential’ for the Headteacher. The successful applicant must obtain DBS clearance at enhanced level. The school will also carry out a prohibition from teaching check. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of your employment.

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About The Reach Free School

The Reach Free School is an 11- to 18-year-old school in Rickmansworth that serves pupils of all backgrounds and abilities. It was opened in September 2013 by teachers and local parents in response to a significant demand for more secondary school places in the area.

All involved with the school have high aspirations for our pupils and high expectations of them. As such, we expect all pupils to:

  • Commit their best efforts to all that they do
  • Support each other to achieve their potential
  • Work with their teachers to exceed their goals
  • Demonstrate exemplary behaviour in all that they do
  • Take pride in their school and its community within its walls and beyond
  • Enjoy learning

The Reach Free School plays an active role in the community, working with local businesses, supporting local events and providing a hub for local services. Pupils are involved in the school’s wider responsibilities, developing leadership and decision-making skills, communication and collaboration and independent, self-led learning.

A sense of purpose and responsibility pervades lessons and activities at The Reach Free School, and our pupils recognise their responsibilities as members of the community. This underpins The Reach Free School’s ethos; Achievement, Community, Enjoyment – ACE.

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