Vacancies

Job Vacancies

Thank you for showing an interest in working for DDAT.

Our Trust was established in 2014 for schools choosing to become an academy as well as for those who found themselves in need of a sponsor.

Governance

DDAT values local accountability through a Local Governing Body. In the circumstances where a school is less than Good, DDAT will take responsibility for governance and work to quickly rebuild the capacity of leaders at all levels so that the school regains earned autonomy.

Curriculum

All DDAT schools follow the National Curriculum and supplement it with a vast range of extra-curricular activities which bring learning to life for all pupils.

Terms and conditions

DDAT aims to ensure consistency of terms and conditions at the time of conversion and also for new staff joining after conversion. As such all staff should be treated no less favourably than they would within a LA school whilst working for DDAT.

External partners

DDAT works closely with external partners such as Local Authorities, Universities and Teaching Schools. DDAT brokers support across church and community schools and purchase services from a range of providers, including the LA, in the best interest of the school. DDAT encourages full involvement with other schools and regional initiatives.

Support

DDAT provides business, legal, finance, building, HR and governance support through a hub team. Our schools are only one call away from the help they need.

School improvement

All schools, including Good and Outstanding schools, receive a minimum of six visits per year from one of our own team of school improvement professionals. All of our own team undertaking these minimum visits have experience as Head Teacher, Local Authority Adviser/Partner and Inspector on behalf of Ofsted. Additional school-school and system-wide support is actively encouraged with other DDAT schools, the diocese, one of our many partners, or a proven partner identified by the school. Our diocesan team also includes people with considerable experience of Church school inspection.

Continuous professional development (CPD)

DDAT believe that all staff should continue to grow as professionals and as people. Our ethos of working to fulfil every individual’s potential applies to staff as well as to pupils.

DDAT staff are involved in a continuing process of improvement and we are committed to fostering a positive belief and practice in continuous learning. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important way of motivating and developing our staff and a carefully planned programme of DDAT CPD improves standards, raises morale and assists with recruitment, retention and succession planning.

All those involved in our school community will have an entitlement to equality of access to high-quality induction and continuing professional development. The focus of DDAT CPD is on improving standards and the quality of teaching and learning. DDAT will ensure that mechanisms are in place to disseminate good practice in CPD that supports and improves teaching and learning.

Current Job Vacancies

Become a governor

Make a difference in your community

Being an academy governor is a hugely rewarding form of voluntary work. Our governors make a real difference to our children and their local community, by actively contributing to the success of the academy.

All our governors are given access to ongoing training, resources and personal development. You will be able to gain expertise which is transferable to your own professional life, together with gaining a better understanding of the education system.

Joining a Local Governing Board

Each academy has a Local Governing Board whose governors’ oversee academy improvement, performance and identity. These boards work closely with their head teacher to monitor the day-to-day running of the academy, ensuring the improvement plan is carried out to the highest standards.

Governors form a crucial part of an academy’s success, offering peer support and challenge to leadership teams. All of our established boards are highly valued and encouraged to work closely with those that lead and manage them.

Your commitment

Governors offer their time voluntarily. Becoming a governor within an academy will mean a commitment for a period of four years. You will be expected to attend board meetings and possibly a committee. Additionally, governors may be asked to participate on various panels. All governors are linked to a faculty or specialism within the academy, often drawing on their own experience or knowledge.

Types of governors

Our Local Governing Boards consist of governors from all walks of life and usually fall into one of these categories:

  • parent governors (also open to grandparents and foster carers)
  • staff governors
  • trust governors PCC (nominated by the PCC in faith schools)
  • trust governors (appointed by DDAT board)
  • chapter governor (a category for the Cathedral School)

Eligibility

To be eligible as an academy governor you must be over 18 years of age and not have been declared bankrupt. There are no particular qualifications or requirements other than a willingness to give time to the role and a capacity for working with other people.

Any particular skills of experience our governors have will always be utilised wherever possible, to enable the academy, its students, staff and community to benefit from this knowledge.

To find out more about becoming a governor, please contact Jayne Hadfield, Head of Governance Services, at jayne.hadfield@derby.gov.uk

 

SEND Teaching Assistant

St Chad’s CofE Nursery and Infant School

Start date:   1st January 2021

Contract:   Temporary fixed term until 22nd July, 2021, with possibility of extension dependant on operational needs of the school

Grade: Grade C, Pay Point 5-6 £19,312 – £19,698 (FTE)

Hours per week: 30 hours, 39 weeks per year (term time only)

Working pattern: 8:30am– 3pm Monday to Friday

Salary:  £19,312 – £19,698 (FTE)

School information:  Age Range 3 – 7 years, NOR 120 plus 13 FS1 (morning only)

The Governors at St Chad’s CofE Nursery and Infant School wish to appoint an experienced, caring and passionate SEND Teaching Assistant to join our welcoming and friendly school family. This is a full-time role, however, there may be some flexibility in offering a morning/afternoon job share to two exceptional candidates.

This role will involve providing some classroom support, working with small groups of children and also working on a 1:1 basis with children with special educational needs. Applicants will have experience of working in a school environment and supporting children with SEND, particularly those with ASD and SEMH. Given the complex needs of some of our children, this post requires a teaching assistant who is willing and able to support manual handling and medical, intimate care needs, given appropriate training.

St Chad’s is a small infant school with a big heart.  Our school’s core values of love, friendship, compassion and respect) sit at the heart of our school and underpins every aspect of school life. We are an inclusive school and our vision, though distinctively Christian, welcomes and values all faiths and cultures within our diverse school community.

We will offer the successful applicant a welcoming environment that works in close partnership with parents and the local community and is dedicated to staff development. If you are excited by this role, we look forward to hearing from you.

Please refer to the closed Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share in this.  The successful candidate will therefore require an enhanced DBS clearance.

Application forms and supporting letters should be addressed to Kat Leach (Headteacher) and should be returned to Mrs S. Lambert, Schools Business Administrator – SLambert@stchads.derby.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: 12pm 11th December 2020

Interviews:  16th December 2020

All shortlisted applicants will be contacted on or before 15th December. If you are not contacted by 15th December your application has not been shortlisted. 

Job Description

Person Specification

DDAT Support Staff Application Form

DDAT Reference & Monitoring Form

 

Job Title: School Business Assistant

School: Turnditch C.E. Primary School

Salary: Salary: Grade 5 – Pay Point 4 £18933 – Pay Point 5 £19,311 (FTE)

37 hours a week, term time only (39 weeks)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised School Business Assistant to join our friendly team at Turnditch C.E. Primary School to support the School Business Manager.

We are looking for:

  • Outstanding organisation and communication skills, including ICT skills
  • Someone who is positive, enthusiastic and solution focused with a forward-thinking creative approach
  • Experience in a similar role and able to organise and supervise administrative, financial systems and processes
  • Ability to use your own initiative to deal sensitively with a range of complex issues
  • Able to effectively deal with all school stakeholders in line with the positive and approachable ethos of both schools.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge, we will offer you:

  • A positive and innovative working environment
  • High quality, personalised professional development and support from a highly experienced School Business Manager
  • Valuable support from a strong network of Trust schools and Central Team

Closing Date for Applications: Midday, Monday 7th December

Interviews: W/C 7th December

Position Available: January 2021

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download the attached documents and submit the application form to HR@ddat.org.uk

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and DBS checks. DDAT actively encourages a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

Job Description & Person Specification

DDAT Support Staff Application Form

DDAT Reference & Monitoring Form

 

Job Title: School Business Assistant

School: St Giles C.E. Primary School, Matlock

Salary: Grade 5 – Pay Point 4 £18933 – Pay Point 5 £19,311 (FTE)

2 days per week, term time only (39 weeks)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised School Business Assistant to join our friendly team at St Giles C.E. Primary School to support the School Business Manager.

We are looking for:

  • Outstanding organisation and communication skills, including ICT skills
  • Someone who is positive, enthusiastic and solution focused with a forward-thinking creative approach
  • Experience in a similar role and able to organise and supervise administrative, financial systems and processes
  • Ability to use your own initiative to deal sensitively with a range of complex issues
  • Able to effectively deal with all school stakeholders in line with the positive and approachable ethos of both schools.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge, we will offer you:

  • A positive and innovative working environment
  • High quality, personalised professional development and support from a highly experienced School Business Manager
  • Valuable support from a strong network of Trust schools and Central Team

Closing Date for Applications: Midday, Monday 7th December

Interviews: W/C 7th December

Position Available: January 2021

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download the attached documents and submit the application form to HR@ddat.org.uk

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and DBS checks. DDAT actively encourages a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

Job Description & Person Specification

DDAT Support Staff Application Form

DDAT Reference & Monitoring Form

 

Teaching Assistant Level 2- SEND (Temporary- Maternity Cover)

Hardwick Primary School

Scale E Pay point 10-14

Hour Per Week: 32.5

Weeks Per Year: 38.2

Fixed term until 25th July 2021, may be extended depending on Maternity Leave duration.

Closing Date: Wednesday 16th December- 9am

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: ASAP

We need an enthusiastic and committed primary teaching assistant who has the knowledge, skills and drive required to make a difference to the lives of children in our community. This role will be focused on providing keyworker support to children with complex special educational needs and disabilities on an individual and small-group basis, in addition to providing classroom support to groups of learners. This role therefore requires a teaching assistant with experience of complex SEND and a passion for achieving a high quality of provision and inclusion for children with additional needs. Given the complex needs of some of our children, this post requires a teaching assistant who is willing and able to support manual handling and medical, intimate care needs given appropriate training.

Hardwick Primary offers an inspiring modern learning environment for children, nurtured by a friendly, enthusiastic and supportive school team who believe our pupils deserve the best and who consistently strive to make improvements to our outstanding school.

We are proud of our school, our pupils, our team and our achievements and have CARE for one another at the heart of all we do.

We are looking to appoint a creative, experienced and enthusiastic teaching assistant who:

  • Is an excellent teaching assistant with high expectations and who uses this to deliver engaging learning;
  • has an innovative and exciting approach to learning;
  • has the ability to reflect on and develop their own practice and that of others;
  • is willing to play a key role in the development, delivery and enrichment of our curriculum;
  • is a well-organised and proactive team player who will make a positive contribution to our school team;
  • is experienced in supporting and delivering individual learning programmes to children with complex SEND;
  • has an understanding of the needs and behaviours of children with SEND;
  • has the ability to foster and maintain positive relationships with staff, children, parents and professionals;
  • is able and willing to support children with manual handling and intimate care needs given the appropriate training

The successful candidate will enjoy:

  • rewarding children to work with;
  • working with a friendly, dedicated and supportive staff team;
  • outstanding facilities in our new (PFI) building;
  • a commitment to your professional development.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please email your completed application and reference request forms to Mrs R Sandhu, Head of School, via admin@hardwick.derby.sch.uk

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and Disclosure Barring Service checks. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided

DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

Please only complete the DDAT Support Staff application form and DDAT Reference/monitoring forms attached with this advert. Unfortunately, other application forms or CVs will not be accepted. Send these, to admin@hardwick.derby.sch.uk before the closing date.

Job Description

Person Specification

DDAT Support Staff Application Form

DDAT Reference & Monitoring Form

 

 

Teaching & Learning Assistant (Temporary)

St Giles Church of England Primary School, Matlock

Grade 7 (Pay Point 8-11)

27.5 hours per week – term time only

39 weeks per year

Fixed term – Temporary from 4th January 2021 until 21st July 2021 due to additional funding

The Governors wish to appoint a highly motivated and skilled individual who is able to support children with a range of needs. The post holder will work in close partnership with the class teacher in our hardworking and friendly school.

We are looking for a committed person who has an excellent understanding of how children learn and develop; can use their own initiative and can work as part of a team. We need applicants who have high expectations and can also help and support children with challenging behaviour.

The hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.45am – 3.15pm.

If you think you hold the above skills, we welcome your application.

For further details or to visit the school please contact the school office on 01629 56813.

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and DBS checks. DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 6th December 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 7th December 2020

Please email applications to headteacher@st-giles-matlock.derbyshire.sch.uk.

Job Description & Person Specification

DDAT Support Staff Application Form

DDAT Reference & Monitoring Form

 

DDAT welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

DDAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and Disclosure Barring Service checks.The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.