Over time, Reach South will develop an operating model of four regional hubs. A Regional Director of Primary Education and a Regional Director of Secondary Education will lead each regional. Our Regional Directors line manage our academy Headteachers or Principals in their region. Each regional Director also has a full-time team of regional key stage or subject leads to support academy development.
A central team provides the key support services including financial, HR, payroll, estates, systems, communications, policy, governance support and project management. Central services also supply specialists to the regional teams such as a Regional Business Manager, Regional HR Advisor, Regional Estates Surveyor and Regional Governance Support. This approach ensures that multi-disciplinary regional teams consistently work with and support the academies in their region.
The sharing of specialist staff and their professional development and performance management with the other REACH Trusts, through Reach Inspiration, ensures that we have the highest quality and aspirational talent available to the Trust for all of its functions, not just education and pedagogy.