Science Teacher

The Reach Free School, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 8AB

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    30 March 2022

Job details

Contract type



£27,948 to £45,288 per year (full-time equivalent)

Science Teacher job summary

Science Teacher

Dates: Apply by Monday 16th May 2022
Location: Rickmansworth
Contract type: Full Time/Part Time (hours to suit)
Contract term: Permanent
Salary: £27,948 to £45,288 (FTE) based on skills and experience, plus the potential for additional Reach Points
Start Date: September 2022 (July 2022 start for early career teachers)

The Reach Free School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Science teacher to join our team of talented, energetic and visionary teachers. This opportunity offers the right candidate the chance to play an integral role in the development of our Science department.

This is an excellent career opportunity offering the chance to teach in modern facilities. There is the option of full time or part time work, with flexible hours to suit, together with the potential for additional responsibilities.

You will have a passion for all the Sciences, 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 Science and beyond.

Science is a popular and well-resourced subject at The Reach Free School. In KS3 pupils have four Science lessons every week. At KS4 this increases to five Science lessons for those studying Combined Science and eight lessons for those studying Triple Science. For KS3/KS4 the ability to teach multiple disciplines is required with an emphasis on contributing to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum, which provides pupils with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential. Our modern Science laboratories are well equipped to ensure that all substantial knowledge gained can then be applied practically. This is further enhanced by our popular Science electives which not only allow for discovery but also inspire a love of learning across the disciplines. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop and deliver the Post-16 Science courses that are offered.

The Reach Free School is looking for its teachers 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 committed to securing the best outcomes for all pupils at the school with an understanding of how data can be used to maximise progress
Have a passion for education and be open to innovative approaches in everyday aspects of school life
Offer enrichment and extra-curricular experiences related to their subject area and beyond
Contribute to the overall development of the school
Be flexible, collaborative and resilient
Have the highest ambitions for your pupils, the school and yourself

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

This position is suitable for early career teachers.

The Reach Free School is a successful and growing secondary Free School, which opened in September 2013. The oversubscribed school is a popular choice for local families. In September 2018 the school moved into a brand new purpose built building right in the heart of the community that it serves.

If the challenges of working to develop a 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 711517 or via email to Mrs S Berman, Headteacher’s PA at sberman@reachfree.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Apply by Monday 16th May 2022
Interviews to take place: Thursday 19th May 2022

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. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of your employment.

Additional allowances

A BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care

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Supporting documents

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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
666 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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.

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