Teacher Training at Reach

We like to hear from recent graduates or career changers interested in getting into teaching. We have a well-trodden path that has set a number of people up for success in their careers since we opened in 2012, which leads to QTS and which can be obtained in the school.

Our Teacher Training Pathway

In a short period of time Reach Academy has developed an excellent reputation for developing excellent teachers in Secondary and Primary. We support trainees into teaching through a range of routes, including:

  • Ark Teacher Training (Schools Direct)
  • Now Teach
  • Researchers in Schools
  • Teach First

Most of our trainees train with Ark Teacher Training, an exceptional programme that was judged outstanding in 2018. We have been working with Ark since 2013. Candidates interested in training at Reach Academy should apply directly to Ark and mention Reach in their application form.

Tutor Fellow Roles – A Great Way In

We have four years experience of graduates joining us in Primary and Secondary as Tutor Fellows and developing the skills and expertise to enable them to be successful in their training year. This is a great pathway for graduates who are not certain that they want to teach and want to learn more about the role before committing to a training year.

We have had Tutor Fellows stay on to train and develop their career at Reach and others go on to PGCEs at the Institute of Education and Manchester University, School’s Direct Programmes elsewhere and into the Teach First programme.

We are always interested in hearing from graduates interested in getting into teaching. Come and visit the school and explore a role with us – it could be a Tutor Fellow role or going onto our School’s Direct Programme. Email recruitment@reachacademy.org.uk to arrange a visit or informal conversation. 

In 2018, Reach teachers and pupils featured in the Department for Education's campaign to get more people into teaching. They made a series of adverts: 


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Emily and Tyler trained at Reach on the Schools Direct programme and feature in this advert: 


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