This job expired on 6 October 2023

  • Start date details

    Flexible, with definite start by August 2024

  • Closing date

    6 October 2023 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Commensurate with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Role responsibilities

  • Bring to life the school's values, strategic direction and vision, in line with the ambitions of Reach Schools (throughout pre- and post-opening);
  • Inspire and motivate staff, students and Reach Schools colleagues;
  • Work closely with the headteachers in other Reach Schools, the CEO of Reach Schools and the CEO of the Reach Foundation to ensure alignment of vision and values and maximise the progress of all pupils attending a Reach School;
  • Regularly report to, and utilise support, from the Local Governing Body to maximise opportunities for the pupils at Reach Academy Hanworth Park;
  • Work closely with the local authority and local schools to maintain excellent lines of communication and trusting relationships;
  • Work closely with the DfE and any Ofsted inspectors to ensure all inspections and milestones for new schools are exceeded;

Build relationships which ensure that all delivery partners—for example uniform suppliers and MIS providers—meet Reach School's exacting standards;

  • Use all available avenues to recruit, develop and retain the very best teachers and support staff to Reach Academy Hanworth Park;
  • Build exceptional relationships with families, pupils and community partners, recognising and helping to fully realise the assets they bring to the school;
  • Make sure that the school is safe at all times for all stakeholders;
  • Monitor the quality of teaching and use data to track the performance of staff and students, aligning outcomes fully with the professional development available to staff;
  • Control school finances and ensure value for money is always sought.

Personal specification

  • Inspirational and emotionally available leader
  • Excellent communicator
  • Highly organised and attentive to detail
  • Unwavering belief in the vision of Reach Schools
  • Ability to maintain composure in all situations
  • Constant desire to improve self and others
  • Qualified teacher

Please note: there is no expectation that you have completed NPQH or similar.

What the school offers its staff

Role overview

Opening a new school is the greatest privilege in the world.

It is an exciting opportunity for a talented senior leader or existing headteacher to develop new skills and leave a lasting legacy which will impact the UK education system and beyond.

Reach Academy Hanworth Park will open in September 2024 with children in Reception and Year 7. It will then grow organically each year until it is full, with the first Year 7 cohort sitting their GCSEs in 2029 and their A Levels in 2031.

We are looking for someone who can be involved in the pre-opening and planning work in the next 12 months before pupils start. We are open to exactly what this might look like for the right individual.

We want Reach Academy Hanworth Park to feel like your school.

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

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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
Phone number
0208 893 1099

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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