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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£32,345 to £52,552 (FTE) based on skills and experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Plan, develop and implement whole-school and departmental priorities, including aspects of the School Development and the Departmental Action Plan

  • Support the Head of Department with the Department Action Plan, audits, curriculum overviews and policies

  • Lead the planning of Schemes of Learning indicating approaches to teaching, content, classroom organisation and resources

  • Lead and manage others in the department to ensure high performance standards are achieved and maintained

  • Collaborate with other departments to develop literacy and numeracy across the curriculum

  • Celebrate the success of the Enterprise department and challenge underperformance where required, this includes with staff and pupils

  • Ensure that regulations and procedures relating to Health and 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, enjoyment

  • Create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment

  • Have sympathetic understanding of every child’s needs

  • Have clear aims and objectives for every lesson and communicate them to pupils

  • Have well planned work, imaginatively introduced which caters for pupils’ needs

  • Utilise ICT to enhance the quality and variety of teaching and to support pupils in applying 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, guardians and carers

  • Secure high standards of behaviour in line with the school’s Code of Conduct and Behaviour Policy

  • Share talents, skills, ideas and enthusiasms for the benefit of the whole school and be ready to accept responsibilities that extend beyond the classroom

  • Complete requirements of the school’s performance management process

  • Attend to personal professional development to keep abreast of national, local and school initiatives and best practice

What the school offers its staff

  • The opportunity to be a key member of staff and 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, both in school and across the Watford Partnership for Teacher Training

  • A comprehensive professional development programme together with further middle and senior leadership opportunities

  • Access to a BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care

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.
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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
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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