Assistant Teacher

Job details
Employer The Reach Free School
Location Watford
Salary Salary  £18,500
Contract type Permanent
Closing Date 21 Jan 2019

About the role

Assistant Teacher

Dates:            Apply by Monday 21st January 2019

Location:        Rickmansworth

Contract type:        Full Time

Contract term:        Permanent

Salary:    Starting Salary of £18,500 per annum

Start Date:     February 2019

The Reach Free School is looking to appoint a talented, supportive, adaptable individual to take on the role of Assistant Teacher. The role has many aspects including:

  • Being the form tutor of and offering pastoral support to a class of year 7 pupils

  • Supporting a range of mixed ability pupils, to make more than expected progress

  • Developing their understanding and application of reading, writing and speaking

  • Offering extra-curricular activities as part of our integrated programme

The role would suit a candidate with experience of working in a supportive role in a school environment, or a graduate seeking experience of such an environment prior to embarking on a programme to gain qualified teacher status.

In return we will offer you:

  • A happy and supportive working environment with high expectations and standards

  • Opportunities to develop a broad range of skills in a vibrant and evolving environment

  • Opportunities to progress to a career in teaching via the Schools Direct programme where viable

  • A BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care

The Reach Free School is a successful and rapidly growing secondary Free School, which opened in September 2013. The over-subscribed 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 new local school appeal to you, then we would like to hear from you.

Further information is available from our website:

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  

Closing date for applications:    Apply by Monday 21st January 2019

Interviews to take place:        January/ February 2019

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.


  • Application Form - Non Teaching.doc Microsoft Word Document, 0.1 Mb
  • Application Pack - Assistant Teacher-compressed.pdf Adobe PDF, 0.4 Mb
  • Recruitment-Monitoring-Form-v2 (1).doc Microsoft Word Document, 0.08 Mb

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Contact details

The Reach Free School , Tutor Long Lane RickmansworthHerts WD3 8ABTelephone: 01923 711517Email: