Vacancies

Job Vacancies

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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

Admin Assistant – Christ Church C of E Primary School (Chesterfield)

Salary and scale: Grade 4

Hours per week: 9 hours per week

Weeks per year:  39 weeks per year

Contract type: Fixed term until 31 August 2021

We are seeking a friendly, caring, highly motivated and organised individual with energy and vision to join our admin team.  We are looking for a strong, proactive candidate who can provide school administration support to ensure the smooth running of the school.  The candidates must be able to work independently within a supportive team, led by our School Business Manager.  The successful candidate will be forward thinking; have excellent interpersonal and time management skills; high expectations; excellent numeracy and literacy skills and be able to use their own initiative.

The position is to start September 2020 – 9 hours per week (afternoons)

You will find staff supportive and we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly and inclusive ethos.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 19th July

Please only complete the DDAT Support Staff application form and DDAT Reference/monitoring forms below.  Unfortunately, other application forms or CVs will not be acceptedSend these, along with a covering letter to the School Business Manager liz.knapper@christchurch.derbyshire.sch.uk before the closing date.

Business Assistant job description

Business Assistant person specification

Working for DDAT information for candidates

DDAT Support Staff application form

DDAT Reference and monitoring form

 

Midday Supervisor – Christ Church C of E Primary School (Chesterfield)

Salary and scale: Grade 3

Hours per week: 7 hours 5 minutes

Weeks per year: 38 weeks per year

Contract type: Established

We are looking to appoint an additional Midday Supervisor to join our staff team from September 2020.

Hours of work: Monday-Friday 11.45am – 1.10pm.

We are eager to appoint someone who is friendly, caring, calm, patient and to work as part of a team.

The main areas of work will be the responsibility of supporting pupils on the playground and playing an active role in playtime activities encouraging interactive play.  Occasionally you may be required to supervise pupils in the hall whilst they eat their lunch.

You will find staff supportive and we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly and inclusive ethos.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 19th July

Please only complete the DDAT Support Staff application form and DDAT Reference/monitoring forms below.  Unfortunately, other application forms or CVs will not be accepted.Send these, along with a covering letter to the School Business Manager liz.knapper@christchurch.derbyshire.sch.uk before the closing date.

Job Description and Person Specification Midday Supervisor

Working for DDAT information for candidates

DDAT Support Staff application form

DDAT Reference and monitoring form

 

Head of School – St Peter’s CE Junior School (Littleover, Derby)

Salary: L8-L10

Contract Type: Permanent, Full-Time

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) and the Governors of St Peter’s CE Junior School are seeking an exceptional candidate to provide outstanding leadership to our school. You will work closely with the Executive Headteacher to ensure that excellence and high standards are attained in all areas. As Head of School, you will provide operational leadership, making marked improvements in teaching, learning and pupil progress whilst ensuring pupils are kept safe and well.

This is a pivotal role in the school’s leadership structure; a role where you will help to shape the future with drive and ambition, building on the foundations that have recently been laid.

We are looking for a pupil focused leader who will:

  • Lead from the front;
  • Strongly promote the Christian values ensuring they are at the core of all of the school’s work;
  • Be visible to the school community;
  • Have exceptionally high expectations of staff and pupils;
  • Be consistent;
  • Move the school quickly and securely to an Outstanding Ofsted rating;
  • Encourage high standards of achievement and behaviour through rewards and structure.

In return, we can offer you:

  • Happy children who are eager to learn;
  • Support from all stakeholders including dedicated governors, committed parents and loyal wider local communities;
  • A commitment to continued professional development and school improvement;
  • A supportive Academy Trust;
  • A happy learning environment where you can apply your ideas and skills to make a real difference.

Prior to interviews, we hope to be able to provide school visits if it is safe to do so.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emma Mitchell on 01332 767158.

To apply for this role, please complete the DDAT application forms and return these, by the closing date, to HR@ddat.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 31st July 2020

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DDAT TEACHERS Application form June 2020

DDAT TEACHING SUPPORT 2 Refs Monitoring Form June 2020

 

Teaching Assistant – Derby Cathedral School

FTE Salary: TA1 0104 Pt 3-4 £18065 fte (will be reduced pro rata for term-time only)

Hours: Full time 37 hours p/w (although part-time applications would be considered)

Contract type:  Permanent

Location: Derby City

Commencing: September 2020

Derby Cathedral School are looking to appoint an energetic and highly motivated Teaching Assistant (SEND) to join our existing team.

We are looking for an individual who is ready to share their enthusiasm and who, above all, are passionate about education and the opportunities a good quality school experience can provide to all young learners.

Our ideal candidate will be able to deliver inspirational learning experiences in a stimulating environment and be committed to excellence, inclusion and challenge.

Closing Date for Applications: 13th July 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews: Week commencing 13th July 2020.

Position Available: 1st September 2020

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
  • Vibrant and exciting opportunities to be part of a growing school
  • Creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • Valuable support from a strong network of Trust schools

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download the application forms (both Part A and Refs and Monitoring forms) from either the Derby City Council or DDAT websites and return them to j.foulkes@derbycathedralschool.org.uk.

Interviews will be held via the Zoom platform.

We will only accept applications made on our own DDAT application documents, not Derby City Council’s own application forms.

The closing date for applications is 13th July 2020 at 12 noon. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.

 

Executive Headteacher – St Giles CE Primary School & Turnditch CE Primary School

Salary: L13-L19

Closing Date: 12 noon, Friday 17th July 2020

Permanent, Full-Time Position

Looking for your next challenge? The Governors, staff, and children of our two Primary Schools are looking to appoint an inspirational Executive Headteacher who will inspire and lead our successful schools forward.

St Giles CE Matlock and Turnditch CE are two thriving, community primary schools located in the heart of North Derbyshire; we are part of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (www.ddat.org.uk).  We have recently formed a collaboration to give us the scale to develop and further improve the outcomes for our children.  Our schools are highly compatible: we are geographically close, of a similar size and have the same fundamental values.  We strive to combine academic excellence with a wide curriculum.  We have excellent teaching and support teams and the successful candidate can be reassured that they will be warmly welcomed by staff and governors.  We have very good support from a team of DDAT professionals to help drive forward school improvement and operations. Importantly, we are blessed with strong parental support.

We are looking for a serving Headteacher or a highly experienced Senior Leader, who is eager for a new and stimulating challenge and relishes the opportunity to build this collaborative partnership between two great schools.  You will be excited about operating in an environment where your ideas and enthusiasm will be channelled to making a real difference in leading and developing our two schools as well as having an impact across a vibrant and growing Multi-Academy Trust.

You are an enthusiastic and adaptable leader who:

  • Offers all children equal access to all aspects of school life, where individual differences are appreciated, celebrated, understood and accepted;
  • Can establish good working relationships across our schools and provide a supportive culture in which all staff are encouraged to extend, develop and share their expertise;
  • Will uphold and promote our broad Christian ethos, ensuring that our values underpin everything within our schools;
  • Offers a broad and balanced curriculum;
  • Achieves through adventure and promotes outdoor learning.

In return we can offer you:

  • Happy children who are eager to learn;
  • Support from all stakeholders including dedicated governors, hardworking staff, committed parents and loyal wider local communities;
  • A commitment to continued professional development and school improvement;
  • A supportive Academy Trust;
  • A happy learning environment where you can apply your ideas and skills to make a real difference.

Prior to interviews, we hope to be able to provide school visits if it is safe to do so.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jo Harris – PA to Mark Mallender (DDAT CEO) on jo.harris@derby.anglican.org

To apply for this role, please complete the DDAT application forms and return these, by the closing date, to HR@ddat.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, 31st July 2020

Interviews are scheduled for (provisionally) week commencing 14th September 2020

SGM_TD Executive Head Teacher Person Specification

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SGM_TD Info for Candidates

DDAT TEACHERS Application form June 2020

DDAT TEACHING SUPPORT 2 Refs Monitoring Form June 2020

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.