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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

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

 

 

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:

  • Supporting the management of contract cleaning staff, undertaking general maintenance, repairs and cleaning of the building and grounds.
  • Undertaking minor repairs and maintenance on an ‘as and when necessary basis’
  • Completing appropriate records and testing (e.g. maintenance file/ heating/safety checks, order forms)
  • Opening the grounds and school buildings and ‘unset’ alarms in accordance with laid down schedules
  • Ensuring grounds care work undertaken by contractors etc is completed to a specified standard

THE RIGHT CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

  • The ability to alert senior staff to unsafe practices.
  • An ability to undertake risk assessments in relation to premises function.
  • The ability to undertake a range of basic repairs and maintenance tasks related to equipment and materials etc used in design classrooms.
  • The ability to maintain accurate records.
  • A good level of literacy and numeracy.

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:

  • A positive and innovative working environment
  • High quality, personalised professional development
  • Vibrant and exciting opportunities to be part of a growing school
  • Valuable support from a strong network of Trust schools

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 j.foulkes@derbycathedralschool.org.uk

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.

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

References & Monitoring Form

 

 

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 charlotte.feder@ddat.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 1st September 2021

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

References & Monitoring Form

 

 

Midday Supervisor

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 mloader@stgilesprimary.org.uk before the closing date.

Advert closing date: 22 August 2021

Provisional interview date: 8 September 2021

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

References & Monitoring Form

 

 

Premises Manager/Site Manager

St James’ CofE (VA) Junior School

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract: Permanent 

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:

  • Ensuring that the school site is clean and secure, including locking and unlocking the school sites as required;
  • Undertake general caretaking and maintenance duties, e.g. changing lightbulbs, making repairs/improvements to school property, fixtures and fittings;
  • Work with the school’s cleaner(s) to ensure internal and external areas remain tidy and safe;
  • Assist in the decoration of the school;
  • Assist with the maintenance of the school grounds;
  • Advise and collaborate with the headteacher to develop and improve internal and external areas of the school site;
  • Ensure stock levels are maintained on items such as cleaning products, lightbulbs and paints.
  • Undertake statutory health and safety checks and maintain all relevant records.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Have exceptional ‘handy person’ skills
  • Be punctual
  • Communicate well
  • Have good teamwork skills
  • Be genuinely warm-hearted and contribute positively to the ethos of the schools.

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:

  • enthusiastic and polite children;
  • a welcoming and friendly working environment;
  • a supportive senior leadership team, committed to your success;
  • dedicated and friendly staff, committed to school improvement;
  • ongoing high quality professional development opportunities.

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 admin@stjamesj.derby.sch.uk 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 admin@stjamesj.derby.sch.uk  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 

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

References & Monitoring Form

 

 

Catering Assistant

William Gilbert Endowed Primary School & Nursery

Grade 2

Hours per week: 21 hours

Weeks per year: 39

Start date: September 2021

Closing date: Sunday 1st August

Applications directly to school via: enquiries@williamgilbertend.derbyshire.sch.uk

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.

Job Description & Person Specification

Application Form

References & 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.