Message from the Headteacher

Message from Headteacher 

REACH School - Headteacher Miss Nicola Redhead

REACH is an alternative provision school for students in years 9 - 11. Our values are underpinned by a supportive and inclusive ethos, allowing students to thrive and be themselves.

At REACH we aim to raise standards amongst the most vulnerable learners in South Birmingham with quality accredited pathways and personal development programmes. We have created innovative spaces in school to support student's learning and enable us to deliver an appropriate and relevant curriculum specific to the individual needs of our students. We have the very highest expectations of students, and of ourselves, year on year we set challenging targets and goals and then work tirelessly to ensure these are achieved, not just in academic performance but in all aspects of school life.

We understand that positive relationships are cruicial to success in life, and to successful learning. Students learn and develop most effectively when they are happy and secure.  At Reach School we strive to develop an environment in which young people thrive, working to develop trust and mutual respect between everybody within our school and beyond. 

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Code of Conduct

We RESPECT ourselves, others and REACH School

We take PRIDE in our achievements and appearance

We come to school to SUCCEED in learning and are ready to LEARN

We take RESPONSIBILITY for our own actions and learning

We BELIEVE in our futures

Our success is tested not by the absence of CHALLENGES but in the way we address them



REACH will raise standards amongst the most vulnerable learners in South Birmingham with quality accredited pathways and therapeutic personal development programmes. At the centre of a mature network of secondary schools REACH will build engagement through the development of innovative environments and tailored support.

We are committed to challenging pupils in ways that increase resilience. By supporting families and providing a bridge for sixteen year olds into appropriate educational or vocational progression, we champion maximised life chances for all young people.

Within a bigger educational family, REACH grows out of the need for a continuum of provision providing swift access to learning for young people at risk of being out of education or those who have already fallen outside of mainstream settings. As part of an assessment process, wherever possible we will reintroduce learners, fully or partially, to healthy mainstream education. Benefitting from the powerful collaboration of the maintained schools of South Birmingham we are building on a track record of successful fresh starts following short-term interventions as well as discrete long-term alternative education pathways.

Reaching out to all our learners, we will

Educate them in the widest sense so that they can

Achieve their potential and progress on to appropriate pathways.

Challenging our learners in a variety of different ways that increase resilience, we will have

High expectations of student and family engagement, which in turn will bring success.



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Year ending 31 August 2018

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