Reception Class Teacher & Early Years Leader
Ranikhet Academy
Spey Road Tilehurst, Reading, England RG30 4ED
Start Date
September 2024
Main Pay Scale/Upper Pay Scale + TLR1

About the Role

Are you a teacher who believes in learning without limits? Do you want the opportunity to be part of a great teaching team and develop your career further? Are you passionate that all children deserve the very best learning opportunities? If so, we would love to hear from you! At Ranikhet Academy, we are looking for a Reception Class Teacher & Early Years Leader to join us in September 2024 on full-time permanent contract.

Ultimately, we are looking for someone who is up for a challenge and wants to get stuck in with all aspects of our academy life! This could be a fantastic opportunity for an experienced teacher looking for more responsibilities to support their career development.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing leadership and management of the school’s Early Years curriculum
  • Delivering high-quality teaching and effective use of resources
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the provision in EYFS in close collaboration with the leadership team
  • Organising and managing teaching and learning in EYFS
  • The development and monitoring of the curriculum provision
  • Supporting the Headteacher in the monitoring of the quality of teaching and children’s achievements, including the analysis of EYFS data

You will work to improve learning standards and achievement for all pupils in their subject, whilst also carrying out their duties as a classroom teacher. You will be an integral part of the Senior leadership Team, contributing to the school development plan and to whole school strategic planning. You will offer guidance and support to EYFS teaching staff, modelling best practices and showing up-to-date knowledge of current theory and practice

We are looking for a candidate who is:

  • A class teacher with high expectations of all pupils, who can engage and inspire the learning behaviours that will support all in achieving their best.
  • 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 solving challenges and have a 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.
  • Keen to be challenged to become the best you can be.
  • Determined to succeed with a positive attitude.
  • Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • Able to collaborate with others to develop the whole team.
  • Looking for a fresh challenge to develop their skills, ready for future Senior Leadership.

In return we can offer you: 

  • The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU
  • The chance to work with a supportive team.
  • An excellent CPD training programme with REAch2 and beyond.
  • A tenacious and experienced senior leadership team who care fervently about inclusion and promote creativity and thinking outside of the box
  • Fun-loving, energetic and enthusiastic pupils (and staff).
  • Proactive parents who are very supportive of our school
  • 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 of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.
Closing Date
Monday 27th May 2024 at 12pm (midday)
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

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,
  • A great ECT experience,
  • 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 of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.