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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    30 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Inner London Mainscale + TLR

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job overview

Welcome to Reach Academy Feltham.

We’ve created a community of pupils, parents and teachers united by the highest expectations of what every young person can achieve and the commitment to do whatever it takes to help them get there.

Role overview:

This role is perfect for a teacher ready to make the transition to their first curriculum leadership role.

We are a school that sees STEM opportunities and careers as a critical part of the way that we can support every one of our pupils to live lives of choice and opportunity.

The successful candidate will work alongside our Director of Science, leading on key aspects of the department’s work, including one of the three subjects and assessment across the department.

  • They will be a committed teacher with a track record of leading pupils to achieve great results.
  • They will share the school’s vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels.
  • There will be significant career progression available for the successful candidate.

Role Details:

Deputy Director of Science

Reports to:Director of Science

Start date:September 2024

Salary:Inner-London salary, commensurate with experience + TLR


We embrace flexible working and have extensive experience of team members working flexibly.

Personal specification:

  • Unwavering belief in the vision and values of Reach Academy Feltham
  • Excellent teacher with a constant desire to improve
  • Highly organised and attentive to detail
  • Clear commitment to character education and the development of the whole child
  • Qualified teacher and good honours degree
  • Expansive knowledge and passion for your subject
  • QTS and a good honours degree (R);
  • At least two years teaching experience at Secondary level (R);
  • Values driven (R);
  • Strong and evidenced teaching ability, focused on excellent outcomes for all, especially the most vulnerable (D);
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal & organisational skills (D);
  • Excellent analytical numeracy and literacy (D);
  • Proven ability to motivate others towards an aspirational goal (D).

About the Process - How to apply:

  • Please read our ‘Safer recruitment’ statement at the end of the job pack.
  • Follow this link to complete an online application form.
  • This advert will close when we find a suitable candidate. Therefore, we actively encourage early applications. Applications will be reviewed as and when they are received.
  • If you would like to have an informal conversation to discuss the role, please contact the co-headteacher for Primary, Tilly Browne on matilda.browne@reachacademy.org.uk or the co-headteacher for Secondary, Beck Owen onbeck.owen@reachacademy.org.uk

    What the school offers its staff

    We care deeply about our entire team. In order to take care of our students, we need to take care of one another. For this reason, Reach Schools offer great employee benefits throughout the year.

    • Weekly instructional coaching - Professional development is important to us, so much so that we offer collaborative and non-hierarchical coaching in a fun and shame-free environment, every week.

    • 10 inset days - To ensure outstanding staff training and provide time to deeply understand pupil data and plan for great outcomes.

    • 5 days term time leave - We understand that accessing desired time off for teachers and school staff can be difficult. Throughout the year, we offer opportunities for team members to accrue term-time leave.

    • Flexible Working - A diverse workforce with work-life balance is crucial for our school's stability. If you need to adjust your schedule for personal commitments or seek part-time or hybrid working, don’t hesitate to let us know.

    • Enhanced maternity pay - Reach Schools value families and community relationships. For this reason, we aim to be a support system for staff who are on maternity leave.

    • Free Friday breakfast - On Fridays we show our appreciation to one another as a staff team with encouraging shout-outs and delicious pastries.

    Commitment to safeguarding

    Reach Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the processwelfare of children and young people.

    In order to meet this responsibility all candidates will be subjected to a
    rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable

    Applying for the job

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    About Reach Academy Feltham

    School type
    Free School, ages 4 to 18
    School size
    921 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    4 to 18

    Welcome to Reach Academy Feltham. Our staff are all driven by our mission to equip all of our pupils with the skills, attitudes and academic qualifications to enable them to go on to enjoy lives of choice and opportunity. Our school focuses on bringing together the whole community in a shared dedication to do whatever it takes to achieve successful outcomes for the children we all love and care for.

    We have the highest academic expectations whilst maintaining a loving, family-focused culture. As the Co-Headteachers, and supported by our Senior Leadership Team, we aim to know every pupil as an individual, harnessing the power of family relationships and all-through knowledge, to ensure that we can tailor our curriculum, support and resources to meet each child's needs and desires.

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