Opening a new school is the greatest privilege in the world.
It is an exciting opportunity for a talented senior leader or existing headteacher to develop new skills and leave a lasting legacy which will impact the UK education system and beyond.
Reach Academy Hanworth Park will open in September 2024 with children in Reception and Year 7. It will then grow organically each year until it is full, with the first Year 7 cohort sitting their GCSEs in 2029 and their A Levels in 2031.
We are looking for someone who can be involved in the pre-opening and planning work in the next 12 months before pupils start. We are open to exactly what this might look like for the right individual.
We want Reach Academy Hanworth Park to feel like your school.
Please note: there is no expectation that you have completed NPQH or similar.
Reports to: CEO, Reach Schools
Start date: Flexible, with definite start by August 2024
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Feltham, with the option to work from home flexibly
We embrace flexible working and have extensive experience of school leaders working flexibly. That said, starting a new school is complex and important work and it may be, therefore, that greater flexibility is something that comes in time with this role.
How to apply
1. Please read our ‘Safer recruitment’ statement in the job advertisement on our website .
2. Follow this link to complete an online application form.
3. Suitable candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an in-person interview during the w/c 16th October 2023.
If you would like to have an informal conversation to discuss the role, please contact the CEO of Reach Schools, Rebecca Cramer, directly on