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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    30 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Inner-London salary, commensurate with experience

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:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher of Science who would like to join a department experienced in delivering exceptional results.

The successful candidate will share the school’s vision and the belief that all young people should be able to enjoy a life of choice and opportunity and be committed to ensuring that every child can achieve their full potential.

The Science department is one of our largest departments, and we teach AQA Combined Science to approximately 25% of the year groups, whilst the other pupils complete the AQA Triple Science Award. We offer A Levels in all three sciences, as well as offering Computer Science from KS3-5.

We would welcome applications for ECT roles.

Role Details:

Science Teacher

Reports to:Director of Science

Start date:September 2024

Salary:Inner-London salary, commensurate with experience


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

Role responsibilities:

  • You actively create a strong classroom culture by building strong relationships with pupils, having an organised classroom environment and bringing a sense of joy to your work.
  • You foster pupil collaboration and a high level of engagement in lessons.
  • You use assessment information in the classroom to inform teaching, checking and intervening to address barriers to learning and misunderstanding. You use feedback and self and peer assessment to ensure that pupils know where they are and what they need to do to progress.
  • You set homework in line with the school policy.
  • You plan backwards from the intended outcome at the medium term and lesson level, ensuring that the needs of all learners are met.
  • You deliver lessons that offer clear exposition and modelling, with opportunities for pupils to practise and receive feedback throughout.
  • You carry out form tutor duties with care and diligence, carefully crafting a supportive, trusting and honest relationship with tutees and their families which drive progress towards the school vision and upholds high standards.
  • You support pupils, especially those who are vulnerable, to make excellent progress in line with the school vision.
  • You set a clear path for pupil outcomes that fits with the school’s vision and the pupils' flight-plan that drives planning and curriculum design throughout the year.
  • You use a range of assessment tools to know clearly where pupils are in their learning, what they need to do next and how to effectively support them, at the individual, group and class level.
  • You constantly seek to develop professional understanding around all aspects of the role, including subject knowledge, understanding of child development, attachment and specific areas of AEN.
  • You work closely with families to support them to effectively support their children, operating with sensitivity, empathy and high expectations.
  • You support learning beyond the classroom by organising trips and supporting extra-curricular activities wherever relevant.
  • You will support pupils in all aspects of their conduct around the school by carrying out duties and other responsibilities.
  • You work closely with colleagues, supporting their development and the progress of all pupils.
  • You will formally report to parents on the progress of their child in line with the calendared contacts and at regular intervals informally.
  • You will participate in school events such as the Summer Fair in order to support the wider school community.
  • You will actively seek to promote the work of The Reach Children’s Hub where it will benefit your pupils.
  • You follow all school practices and protocols relating to Safeguarding and Child Protection.
  • You act as a guardian to and steward of the building and the community, ensuring that resources are taken care of.
  • You take responsibility for your own development, seeking opportunities to learn, grow and lead.
  • You set goals that are driven by the school priorities and you regularly evaluate progress against your goals, seeking feedback and adjusting your course where necessary.

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);
  • Values driven (R);
  • Strong and evidenced teaching ability, focussed on excellent outcomes for all, especially the most vulnerable (D);
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal & organisational skills (D);
  • Excellent analytical numeracy and literacy skills (D);

About the Process - How to apply:

  • Please read our ‘Safer recruitment’ statement at the end of the job pack.
  • Follow the link to complete an online application form.
  • The deadline for application is Friday 19th April 2024 at 5pm. 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

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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.

    Arranging a visit to Reach Academy Feltham

    To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@reachacademy.org.uk.

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