Class Teacher
The Palmer Academy
70 Northumberland Avenue , Reading, England RG2 7PP
Start Date
As soon as possible or April 2022
Main Pay Scale or Upper Pay Scale

About the Role

Are you a passionate and engaging teacher?
If you really want to make a difference, then this opportunity may be for you!

This isn’t just any teaching job. This is the chance to be part of something amazing, to improve
the life chances of children and to accelerate your career and expertise.

We will consider:
MPS or UPS • Suitable for Early Career Teachers (NQTs) • Full-time • Permanent
Applications will be considered upon submission.
Job start: ASAP or April 2022

The Palmer Academy is part of the REAch2 Multi Academy Trust, we are looking for enthusiastic and innovative teachers to join our collaborative and growing team.

We need:
• A KS1 or KS2 teacher with high expectations of all pupils, who can engage and inspire the learning behaviours that will support all in achieving their best.

So, if you are:
• an excellent practitioner, keen to work in a supportive and principle-based school.
• driven by a strong moral purpose to enable all children to achieve and have integrity.
• passionate about creativity and have an excellent sense of humour.
• warm in character, easy to work with and committed to teamwork, recognising that more can be achieved together than is possible as individuals.
• a professional who values wellbeing but unafraid of hard work.
• calm and able to handle pressure and setbacks with a smile.
• keen to be challenged to become the best you can be.
• able to be pushed at an accelerated rate of development, and reflective and proactive enough to make it happen.
• determined to succeed with a ‘find a way or make one!’ attitude.
• committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment.

Then you’d love to work at The Palmer Academy and for REAch2. This is not just another job. This is a chance to be part of something exciting and very worthwhile. This opportunity will open doors both professionally and personally to anyone who joins our quest.

We can offer you:
• a Leadership Team dedicated to helping you develop an outstanding career and balanced life.
• exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates across the Trust.
• the chance to work with a fantastic team, with the best possible opportunities to share ideas, planning, assessment etc.
• the opportunity to work alongside excellent teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis.
• the chance to develop personal curriculum strengths.
• an excellent CPD training programme.
• a dynamic, creative staff, dedicated to achieving whole-school improvement and building lifelong friendships.
• appreciative, well-behaved, and enthusiastic pupils.
• enthusiastic and proactive parents.

About REAch2:
Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. It is a growing charitable organisation currently supporting over 60 primary academies across England, including 4 in Reading. REAch2 is a family connected by a common desire to learn from each other, share experiences and be mutually supportive across the entire academy community. We work as a team to deliver exceptional learning opportunities for all pupils in REAch2.

Closing Date
Friday 21st January 2022 at 5pm
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed applications forms should be sent to Mrs Sam Knight, School Business Manager, at The Palmer Academy using
REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to work with some of the best educational professionals in the country,
• Membership of the Teacher’s Pension Scheme TPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership to ‘perks at work’.