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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Assistant 2
Salary: Grade E Point 1O FTE (actual salary
Hours: 15 hours per week worked over 5 mornings
Working Pattern: 39 weeks per year (includes Inset days)
Location: St Werburgh’s CofE VA Primary School
Closing date: 16th March 2021
Interviews: To be arranged
We are looking for a qualified and experienced Teaching Assistant.
Do you believe that a child should have the chance to be the best possible person they can be? Do you want to work with a dedicated team to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their true potential? If so, this role could be for you.
This is a chance for you to join a friendly and supportive team who are committed to improving the outcome of every child.
A medium sized primary school with 315 pupils, St Werburgh’s sits in extensive grounds, which include a sports field, prayer garden, Acorn Wood and trim trails. It is a popular school, which is always oversubscribed.
When you join our team, you will be working with our delightful, well-behaved children, their committed parents and a Senior Leadership Team and Board of Governors who are truly supportive of all staff and pupils.
We take pride in the fact that our school’s vision is rooted in Christianity and whilst we would wish any candidate to support this ethos, it is not essential to be a practising Christian.
The successful applicant will:
We welcome visits to our school and you are encouraged to telephone the School Office on 01332 673827 to arrange a visit.
For an application form and further information please email email@example.com
School Business Assistant
Permanent, 37 hours per week, 42 weeks per year.
To commence: as soon as possible.
Applicants should possess a Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Salary – NJC Scale 5 SCP’s 12-17 £22,183 – £24,491 (per annum pro rata)
Location: Walter Evans C of E Primary School, Darley Abbey Drive, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1EF.
Walter Evans C of E Primary School is part of a Multi Academy Trust, Derby Diocesan Multi Academy Trust ‘DDAT’.
Walter Evans C of E Primary School wish to appoint a professional, competent, enthusiastic and driven School Business Assistant to work in our Admin Team. The successful candidate will support and promote the school’s aims, values, vision and Mission Statement by providing high quality support to the Headteacher and School Business Manager.
The role encompasses communicating with suppliers and customers, dealing with HR, Finance and payroll processes and being part of a team. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and recent experience of working within a busy customer focussed office environment are essential.
Please do not apply via the Derby City Council website.
All applications to be made on the attached Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) application form. Please email your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
The closing date for applications is 14th March 2021. Any application forms received after the closing date will not be accepted.
Provisional interview date: Week commencing 22nd March 2021
To commence: as soon as possible
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.