In order to deliver on our aspiration to become the leading multi-academy trust in the country, we need to support, recognise and champion the expertise and efforts of our teaching and non teaching staff.
The Trust is a 21st-century workplace and a leading academy trust, committed to giving every student attending one of our schools a world-class education. An education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities. Our network of 34 unique and diverse academies is committed to becoming the top performing multi-academy trust (MAT) in the country. We pride ourselves on our academic rigour, driven by talented, dedicated and inspiring teachers who help our students to fulfil their true potential.
Our schools create a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident academic best.
We are recognised as one of the 11 System Leaders for education across England. Across our network we have inspirational leaders, working collaboratively to improve the education outcomes and experiences of young people.
We offer world class varied enrichment programmes unrivalled in the state sector. It covers sports, arts, music and personal development across our network to encourage all our young people to explore new areas, develop their passion and discover their talent. In 2016/17 we had 154,707 student visits to sports or enrichment sessions or fixtures.
88% of primary school children now attend a school that has been rated Good or Outstanding since joining the Trust in comparison to 32% on conversion.
Over three-quarters of the Trust’s secondary schools that have been inspected since joining the Trust are also now ranked Good or Outstanding.
Remuneration & benefits
· We offer generous salaries and automatic access to a pension scheme that is amongst the best in the sector
· A range of additional benefits including; bike to work scheme, eye care, child care vouchers and a range of health and wellbeing benefits.
· Our comprehensive career development programme means we have the highest rate of promotions across all MATs (73% Internal promotions in 2016 at David Ross Education Trust schools).
· Clear career pathways plans are place for all our teachers, giving opportunities for career growth and on-going learning and development.
· Secondments opportunities are provided across our MAT network, providing valuable opportunities to develop and learn within our Trust and experience different environments within our MAT network.
· In order to deliver a world-class education, we work with world-renowned organisations that are specialists in their fields. Through their support we can further enrich the learning experiences of our pupils, and provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and experiences that are truly unique to our Trust. We are incredibly proud of our partnerships with many prestigious organisations including Russell Group universities, independent schools, arts and music specialists, national governing bodies, professional clubs and many hundreds of national, regional and local organisations across the UK.
A warm welcome
To welcome you to the Trust we offer an outstanding local and Trust Induction Programme to enable you to quickly learn about our Trust, our academies and our mission and values, along with the necessary knowledge to enable you to become a contributing member of our Trust.
Our offer at every stage of your career
Whether you are just starting your career journey in teaching or a senior leader looking for your next challenge, we offer a diverse and exciting range of opportunities as well as our range of benefits.
Routes into teaching
We have three routes into teaching, with exciting opportunities across our 34 Schools.
School Direct Programme
This is a full time one-year course, run through many Universities, giving you a PGCE qualification upon completion. We currently partner University of Hull, Bishop Grosseteste University, University of Leicester and University of Northampton. We offer placements at our primary schools and secondary placements in English, Maths, Science, MFL, History, Geography, RE, PE and Business Studies. This unsalaried programme offers ongoing support by the Trust and the University, along with opportunities to gain practical experience whilst you learn.
Teach First Programme
Partnered with Teach First – a national charity – this a two-year programme resulting in Qualified Teacher Status and offers graduates the opportunity to train as a teacher as well as a placement within the school. This is a salaried programme, which provides support by the Trust and Teach First, along with opportunities to gain practical experience whilst you learn. Prospective teachers will need to apply directly to Teach First.
Challenge to Teach Programme
This is our ‘in-house’ programme, which is work based over two years. We partner with both Buckingham University and TES Global. This is a salaried programme, which provides support by the Trust and results in Qualified Teachers Status.
Figures: This year we have dozens of active placements across the Trust.
We welcome applications from Newly Qualified Teachers and have a range of first-class opportunities available across our 34 Schools for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) so you’re in the best possible position to start your career in teaching in a 21st-century workplace that embraces open-minded and creative thinkers who are able to address the challenges of our times.
To fully support you in your NQT year we will offer you a 12 month structured and supported development programme within the School which includes an assigned mentor to support you.
You will have the opportunity to attend regular events to meet with other NQTs, share experiences and build your professional network.
We offer regular regional learning and development opportunities and you will be invited to regular events run by our in-house experts to increase your knowledge and understanding across a variety of topics and areas.
We offer the best internal promotional prospects across the country’s MATs and you will be able to apply for these opportunities. We also offer secondment and shorter term opportunities to work in other schools within our network.
Figures: This year with have 60 NQTs working across the Trust.
We are always interested in applications from talented and passionate teachers who want to work in a 21st-century workplace that embraces open-minded and creative thinkers who are able to address the challenges of our times. We offer our teachers the opportunity to grow their career to become a Subject Leader, supported by Continuing Professional Development opportunities including learning from other Subject Leaders across the network.
Our comprehensive career development programme means we have the highest rate of promotions across all MATs (73% Internal promotions in 2016 at David Ross Education Trust schools).
As a teacher you will have the opportunity to be part of our system leader approach, working with our experienced and inspirational leaders who are responsible for network-wide planning approaches to benefit our community.
Challenge for Outstanding Level 1 – This course is aimed at teachers who would like their teaching to be consistently graded as ‘good’ over time.
Challenge for Outstanding Level 2 – This course is aimed at teachers whose teaching is judged to be good and aspire to be consistently graded as ‘outstanding’ over time.
We also offer a comprehensive leadership and management programme.
Middle Leaders – We deliver an in-house programme for those who wish to become middle leaders or are new to the role. More experienced middle leaders have the opportunity to study the NPQML which is delivered in partnership with Ambitions School Leadership.
Senior Leaders and Aspirant Senior Leaders – We work with Ambitions School Leadership to develop the skills of our aspirant senior leaders and those new to senior leadership through the NPQSL programme. This ensures that we are developing the very best Head Teachers and Senior Leaders of the future. We continuously invest in our Leaders and Managers to develop their skills and experience and improve their internal promotion prospects, this year 85 colleagues will be attending our Leadership and Management Programmes across the Trust.
We welcome CVs from Senior Leaders looking for their next career opportunity, who want to work in a 21st-century workplace that embraces open-minded and creative thinkers who are able to address the challenges of our times.
Our Senior Leaders play a pivotal role in helping shape and support world class education across the Trust.
We offer competitive salaries, a bonus scheme and leadership and executive development opportunities across the trust. You will have the opportunity to engage with our system leaders, working with other experienced and inspirational colleagues to help plan and shape our approaches to benefit our wider community. As well as on going CPD, we offer a range of leadership and management programmes to support your career advancement.
Principals, Aspirant Principals and Aspirant System Leaders
In 2016/17 we worked closely with experienced education coaches and leadership advisors to develop the Trust’s own offer for aspirant Heads, those new to Headship, and those experienced Heads who are aspirant systems leaders, within the Challenge for Leadership framework.
We continuously invest in our Leaders and Managers to develop their skills and experience and improve their internal promotion prospects, this year 85 colleagues will be attending our Leadership and Management Programmes across the Trust.
“Staff receive high-quality guidance and training from senior leaders and also from the Trust… and pupils benefit from a wide range of extra- curricular and enrichment activities.”
“Our students are inspirational young people. What I enjoy most about working at the Trust is that we are able to give these students opportunities that they may never have dreamed of. Space Camp in Alabama, Outward Bound residentials, or even the opportunity to meet Olympic gold medal winners - these are the experiences that shape and define their educational experience.”
Sports Enrichment Co-ordinator