Head of English, Rickmansworth

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The Reach Free SchoolRickmansworth

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,500 - £53,000 (Academy Trust payscale, plus Reach Points for the right candidate)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of English

Dates:    Apply by 23rd April 2018

Location:   Rickmansworth

Contract type:   Full Time 

Contract term:  Permanent

Salary Academy Trust Payscale (£23,500 to £43,000, based on skills and experience, plus Reach Points for the right candidate)

Start Date: September 2018

The Reach Free School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Head of English to join our team of talented, energetic and visionary teachers. 

This rare opportunity offers the right candidate the chance to play an integral role as we establish ourselves in our new permanent £18m building which opens in September 2018.  We are seeking to add to our team of talented, energetic and visionary teachers with an enthusiastic and committed teacher of English, to lead this department in the school. The successful candidate will have the vision and drive to build upon the strong foundation already established, expanding the opportunities for our pupils and the wider community. 

This is an excellent career opportunity offering valuable leadership and management experience that would provide the ideal preparation for future leadership roles. 

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 English, 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 English and beyond. 

The Reach Free School is looking for its leaders 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. 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 new, local school appeal to you, then we would like to hear from you.

Further information is available from our website: www.thereachfreeschool.co.uk

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 sberman@reachfree.co.uk 

Closing date for applications: Apply by 23rd April 2018

Interviews to take place:  Friday 27th April

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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More about The Reach Free School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Unit 3, Wolsey Business Park, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 9BL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 224764
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The Reach Free School is a new 11 to 19 school in Rickmansworth, which serves pupils of all backgrounds and abilities. Opened in September 2013, the school has been founded by a group of teachers and local parents in response to a significant demand ...