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.


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.

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.


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

KS2 Teacher – Darley Churchtown CE Primary School (Darley Dale)

Salary: Teacher’s Main Pay Scale

Contract: Fixed Term for 12 Months

Closing Date: 12 noon, 31st May 2020

The Governing Body of Darley Churchtown CE Primary School are looking to appoint a highly motivated, committed KS2 teacher with the ability to secure strong progress and attainment for all pupils to join our small, but effective friendly team in September 2020. The post will be for a split class of Y3 and Y4 and is a fixed term contract for a year in the first instance.

Darley Churchtown CE Primary School is a very caring, welcoming place with improving academic standards. The school achieved a ‘Good’ Ofsted report in January 2020 and a ‘good’ church inspection report in February 2020.

We are looking for a teacher who will

  • have high expectations of learners
  • be an excellent classroom practitioner
  • have the ability to work as a team member
  • be able to demonstrate secure knowledge and understanding of the curriculum.
  • be a positive, out-going, caring and nurturing
  • be creative and firmly focused on maximising the progress of pupils.
  • be supportive of our Christian ethos

We welcome applications from both experienced teachers and those at the start of their teaching career.

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DDAT CT Job Description Person Specification V1 SF (1)


Teacher (2 posts) – Bishop Lonsdale CE Primary School & Nursery (Derby)

Salary: Teacher’s Main Pay Scale

Hours: Full time, 32.50 hours per week

Contract type: Initially temporary

Start Date: September 2020

Closing Date for Applications: 9am – Monday 8th June

Summary Description

A wonderful opportunity to join our School rated “Good” by Ofsted in July 2016. The governing body is looking to appoint two excellent enthusiastic and caring teachers to join our team as we continue to build on the progress already made. The successful candidates will be excellent classroom practitioners who are committed to high standards of achievement and have enthusiasm and flair. Applications from both experienced teachers and NQTs will be warmly accepted.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will require enhanced DBS clearance.

Unfortunately due to COVID 19, we are currently unable to show applicants around the school. Please visit our website for information about our school and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please e-mail your completed application and reference request forms to Mrs A Mottram, School Business Manager, 

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DDAT TEACHERS Application form July 2019

DDAT TEACHING SUPPORT 2 Refs Monitoring Form Jul 2019


KS2 Main Scale Class Teacher – St Peter’s CE Junior School (Littleover, Derby)

We are looking to appoint a full-time class teacher to join our committed, enthusiastic, hard-working and caring school team.

The ideal candidate will be a confident, engaging teacher with a dynamic teaching style and a passion for teaching and learning, committed to embracing the journey the school is on.

The successful applicant will be an outstanding class teacher responsible for a key stage 2 class.

Due to the current situation (COVID-19) please access the school website for more information. Interviews will be confirmed by telephone on Friday 15th May and the interview process will take place during the week commencing May 18th.  

Please submit your application form together with a supporting letter of application detailing your qualifications, professional experience, strengths and employment history to

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DDAT TEACHERS Application form July 2019

DDAT TEACHING SUPPORT 2 Refs Monitoring Form Jul 2019


NQT Pool – Applications Invited

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust (DDAT) wish to appoint a number of talented, enthusiastic and committed NQTs to positions available in a number of our schools from September 2020.


We are looking for teachers who are wholly dedicated to improving the life chances of all children and will work tirelessly as part of the DDAT family to provide ‘life in all its fullness’.


In return, DDAT schools provide a caring and supportive environment to newly qualified teachers who are embarking on their exciting career journey alongside a comprehensive NQT programme in the first year, followed by the RQT programme in year 2 that seeks to embed and develop skills further. Added to a termly offering of CPD opportunities, developed and delivered by the in-house DDAT team as well as highly skilled practitioners in our schools, DDAT offers excellent career prospects.


Learning opportunities across the Trust are actively promoted and supported so teachers are able to develop their knowledge and adapt their teaching to a variety of contexts. Each of our 26 member schools are unique but all work within the same values focusing on individuality, collaboration and unity.


If you have the skills and drive to be successful as a part of the DDAT family, please download the application forms and send these to by 12 noon on 31st May 2020.


Closing Date for Applications: 12 noon, 31st May 2020


DDAT TEACHERS Application form July 2019

DDAT TEACHING SUPPORT 2 Refs Monitoring Form Jul 2019

DDAT CT Job Description Person Specification V1 SF (1)

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.