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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or earlier

  • Closing date

    27 February 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    31 January 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

from £29,345 to £47,552 (FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Deliver planned and engaging lessons to pupils across the school

  • Contribute to the planning of Schemes of Learning indicating approaches to teaching, content, classroom organisation, resources, etc.

  • Create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment

  • Implement whole-school and departmental priorities

  • Contribute to the review of Department Action Plans, audits, curriculum overviews and policies and handbook

  • Work with others in the department and the wider school to ensure that high performance standards are achieved and maintained

  • Ensure that the regulations and procedures relating to Health & Safety, are followed, taking responsibility for the safety, welfare and discipline of pupils within the learning environment

  • Support and uphold the ACE ethos of the school – achievement, community and enjoyment

  • Have sympathetic understanding of every child’s needs

  • Have clear aims and objectives for every lesson and communicate them to the pupils

  • Have well planned work, imaginatively introduced which caters for pupils’ needs

  • Utilise technology to enhance the quality and variety of teaching and to support pupils in using this key tool in their own learning

  • Engage in continuous formative and summative assessment, tracking progress of pupils in line with school systems and provide guidance to pupils on next steps in their learning

  • Maintain pupil records and report progress to parents

  • Secure high standards of behaviour in line with the School’s Code of Conduct and Behaviour Policy

  • Share their talents, skills, ideas and enthusiasms for the benefit of the whole school and should be ready to accept responsibilities that extend beyond the classroom

  • Complete the requirements of the school’s performance management process, as outlined in the school calendar

  • Attend to personal professional development to ensure keeping abreast of national, local and school initiatives and best practice

What the school offers its staff

  • A unique opportunity to help build on the school’s successes to date

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

  • Access to the latest technology to assist in developing your teaching and learning

  • Competitive salaries, based on skills and experience

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

  • The potential for further management opportunities

  • A BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care

Further details about the role

Science at The Reach Free School

Pupils have a minimum of four Science lessons every week at The Reach Free School, and those studying triple Science GCSEs have eight lessons per week. At Key Stage 3 pupils are currently taught three Sciences by one teacher, so the ability to teach multiple disciplines at Key Stage 3 is required. Popular Science electives supplement learning in the classroom, and partnerships have been established with other local schools and businesses. The Science department is managed by Head of Department and supported by a Deputy Head of Science. There is scope within this position to take on additional responsibilities relating to Chemistry. The department is equipped with five modern science laboratories and a well stocked preparation area to allow pupils to progress to the highest standards.

Commitment to safeguarding

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 successful applicant must obtain DBS clearance at enhanced level. The school will also carry out a prohibition from teaching check, as well as in-depth online checks. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of your employment.

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About The Reach Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
734 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01923 711517

The Reach Free School is an 11 to 18 school in Rickmansworth, which serves pupils of all backgrounds and abilities. Opened in September 2013, the school was founded by a group of 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 very much involved in the school’s wider responsibilities, developing skills in leadership and decision making, communication and collaboration and independent, self led learning.

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

Arranging a visit to The Reach Free School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sberman@reachfree.co.uk.

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