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Jen has a broad range of experience in the education sector. She is currently Chief Operation Officer of the Chartered College of Teaching. Previously she was Associate Director of Strategy at Teach First and was the Head of Education Strategy at CfBT’s public research programme. She has also worked as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte, where she delivered pre- and post- 16 education projects. She also worked at a west London secondary school for four years, and was Head of Modern Foreign Languages and English as an Additional Language. Jen performed the role of Senior Project Manager in the set up phase of Reach Academy Feltham. Jen brings knowledge of education strategy and policy, programme design and delivery, and international education systems to Reach Academy Feltham. She lives in north London with her husband.
Jon has been involved with Reach Academy since its inception in the summer of 2010 and has chaired the team through the application process, the pre-opening process and the opening process. Jon founded and runs Reach Cambridge Ltd, an organisation that specialises in running residential study courses. He is also a Director of Reach Cambridge Mercurial Pictures. Jon is a charity trustee of The Reach Foundation. Jon studied Classics at Cambridge University and his passion for education stems from being involved with University Access programmes.
Ed has a track record of excellent results in urban schools, working in schools in Peckham and White City and teaching French, History and Literacy. Prior to setting up Reach Academy Feltham with Rebecca Cramer and Jon McIntosh, he was based in Washington DC, helping to train outstanding teachers around the world. He brings many innovative approaches from the countries he visited to Reach. Ed studied History at Cambridge University, has a Masters in Comparative Education and lives in Hampton with his wife, son, Max and daughter, Madigan.
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Rebecca worked in three London schools prior to founding Reach Academy Feltham with Ed Vainker and Jon McIntosh. She is passionate about ensuring that all children have the life opportunities they deserve and works relentlessly to achieve this goal. Rebecca studied Geography at Bristol University and then trained to teach through the Teach First programme. Some of the vision for Reach Academy has been influenced by Rebecca’s visits to schools around the world including in Sweden and the United States.
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Dawn is a parent governor. She has three children in the school, two in Primary and one in the frontier cohort in Secondary.
Adam works for NFU Mutual as a trainee actuary. He is a student member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. Prior to this, he trained to teach through the Teach First programme in Manchester and taught for a year at Reach Academy. He remains committed to Reach Academy’s vision and is keen to use his education experience and his growing financial knowledge to support the school.
Tom is a teacher by profession and he is currently Vice Principal at Ark Academy, Wembley. He is the Chair of the Pupil Standards Committee and also sits on the Finance Committee. Tom is passionate about Reach Academy’s goal to provide all pupils with the opportunity to go to university if they wish and to live happy, healthy and productive lives. He studied History at Brasenose College, Oxford, and has Masters degrees in Comparative Politics from LSE and Educational Leadership from the Institute of Education. He lives in Harrow with his wife Mona.
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Jude is an equity partner at Deloitte LLP, working with large multi-national listed businesses in the real estate, business services and media sectors. She chairs the Finance Committee at Reach and is keen to share her experience of working in finance and governance to benefit Reach as it develops and grows. Jude studied History and Classics at Cambridge University and lives in Chiswick with her husband Adam.
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David is a senior associate practising corporate law at Ashurst LLP, an international law firm. Having grown up on the South Oxhey council estate (made famous in 2009 by Gareth Malone in the BBC programme, “The Choir”) he was the first in his family to go on to higher education, studying law at Cambridge University. Drawing on his own experiences, he became an active member of a University scheme aimed at improving and promoting access to top education for all. David advises the school on ad hoc legal matters and sits as a governor on the board. He lives near Epping with his wife and son, Theo.