3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    April 2023 with potential for an earlier start

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    15 December 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,345 to £47,552 (FTE)

What skills and experience we're looking for

A teacher at The Reach Free School will:

  • 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

In return we will offer you:

  • 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

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team committed to empowering our pupils to head out into the world literate, articulate, and with a genuine appreciation of literature.

We are looking for a practitioner with successful teaching experience across the age and ability range, who embraces the potential of technology and enrichment to enhance learning and who understands the importance of delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.

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. More information specific to this role is included in the application pack.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to sberman@reachfree.co.uk

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Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Reach Free School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
684 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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