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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com
School Premises Officer
Derby Cathedral School
FTE Salary: Scale 4 Points 7-11 £20,092 – £21,748
Hours: Full-time – 37 hours per week – 52 weeks per year
Hours covered 7am to 7pm on an early / late rota basis (extending to 9pm when community facilities open within the shift pattern).
There may be occasional weekend work and emergency call-outs on a rota basis.
Contract type: Permanent – Two positions available
Location: Derby City
Commencing: September 2021
We are looking to recruit two new Premises Officers to be responsible, under the direction of the Facilities Manager, for the supervision of our site and the maintenance and security of our buildings.
There may be occasional weekends or evenings when the school needs to be open and a willingness to be flexible is essential.
YOU WILL BE INVOLVED IN:
THE RIGHT CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:
Closing Date for Applications: Friday 27th August 2021 at 12 noon.
Interviews: Week commencing 6th September 2021.
Position Available: September 2021
If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:
If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role outlined in the job description then please download the application forms (both Part A and Refs and Monitoring forms) from either the Derby City Council, Derby Cathedral School or the DDAT websites and return them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will only accept applications made on our own DDAT application documents, not Derby City Council’s own application forms.
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.
The closing date for applications is Friday 27th August 2021 at 12 noon. Any application forms received after the closing date / time will not be accepted.
Teaching Assistant Level 2
Salary : Grade E, Pay Point 10 (Actual Salary £15,847)
Hours: 27.5 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year
School: St Peter’s CofE Junior School
Start Date: As soon as possible
St Peter’s CofE Junior School are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to contribute to the School objectives by effectively and efficiently undertaking a range of duties to support the excellent teaching and learning of pupils; providing general and specific assistance to pupils in all aspects of the curriculum under the strategic direction of the Head teacher and with daily guidance and supervision from the classroom teacher. To promote and actively support the values and ethos of the school.
Is your passion supporting children with varied ability levels? Are you looking for an exciting new role within an inclusive school? If so, and you can demonstrate that you are passionate about maximising our children’s learning potential, then this role could be for you.
This is an exciting role for the right person to join our friendly team of teaching assistants, supporting teaching staff and pupils across our School. We require a qualified and experienced teaching assistant. You will be assisting with supervision of the pupils in the classroom, in groups and 1:1 when required. There may also be an opportunity for the right person to undertake HLTA duties, covering for teacher’s PPA time.
The successful applicants will be reliable, friendly, caring, patient and enthusiastic individuals who enjoy working with children. They will also be a team player, committed to ensuring all children thrive.
St Peter’s CofE Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to this post having access to children, candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
To apply, please complete the DDAT support staff application form and DDAT references and monitoring form. Please return completed applications quoting reference ‘Teaching Assistant application’ via email to email@example.com
Closing date for applications: 1st September 2021
St Giles CE Primary School – Killamarsh
Grade 3 £2,249 per annum
6 Hours 15 minutes hours per week
38 Weeks per year
The Governors wish to appoint a caring, patient and enthusiastic person to join our hard working and friendly team. Duties include supervising children as they eat their lunch and encouraging positive play outside to ensure all children have a safe and enjoyable lunch break. Experience of working with children would be an advantage.
Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 11.45am – 1.00pm.
For further details, please contact Julie Adams, School Business Manager on telephone: 0114 248 2825.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org before the closing date.
Advert closing date: 22 August 2021
Provisional interview date: 8 September 2021
Premises Manager/Site Manager
St James’ CofE (VA) Junior School
Start date: As soon as possible
Grade: D (NJC Pay Points 7-9), 52 weeks per year
Hours per week: 28.75 hours
Working pattern: Monday to Friday (7:00am-10:00am and 2:00pm-5:00pm)
Annual gross salary: FTE £20,092 – £20,903 (£15,612.03 – £16,242.20 per annum pro rata)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Governors to appoint an experienced and committed Premises Manager to join our school team. This is a pivotal role for the right candidate to help support and enhance our learning environment and oversee the day-to-day management of the school site, ensuring a high quality of hygiene and safety is maintained.
We are looking for a friendly, hardworking and reliable individual who will:
The successful candidate will:
St James’ Junior School is an inclusive school and our vision, though distinctively Christian, welcomes and values all faiths and cultures within our diverse school community. We are a proud member of the Derby Diocesan Multi Academy Trust (DDAT) and benefit from a wide range of opportunities, including partnership working, school improvement and CPD.
We can offer you:
A comprehensive training programme will be provided in order for the successful candidate to fulfil all aspects of their role and responsibilities.
Please refer to the closed Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role.
School visits are available and can be planned with social distancing in mind. Please send an email to email@example.com to arrange an appointment.
Please complete the DDAT Support Staff Application Form and the DDAT Monitoring form, including the contact details for TWO referees whom we may contact regarding your application. Please note that applications that do not include referee details will not be considered. All applications must be made on the correct forms – we do not accept CVs or any other form of application. Please email your completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not apply via the Derby City Council website.
St James’ Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 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.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 29th August (application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted).
Interviews scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 6th September
William Gilbert Endowed Primary School & Nursery
Hours per week: 21 hours
Weeks per year: 39
Start date: September 2021
Closing date: Sunday 1st August
Applications directly to school via: email@example.com
Working as part of a team of four, you will support the Catering Supervisor in preparing, cooking and serving lunchtime meals to pupils.
Our kitchen supply over 200 hot meals daily and work on a 3 week menu rota of meals, which are cooked freshly each day. There is also a daily salad bar.
You will be responsible for clearing and cleaning after service, and duties also include putting up dining furniture in the school hall.
You will need to demonstrate all-round catering experience and have good communication skills, it is essential that potential candidates possess an awareness of portion and cost control.
To apply you will be ideally qualified to City & Guilds 706/1 level/NVQ Level II or have relevant experience, with a sound knowledge of Health & Safety and possess a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.
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.