Working with Us
At Discovery Multi-Academy Trust we appreciate the work our staff do in supporting our pupils, both academically and emotionally, which allows our academies to run smoothly and supports them to be successful. The Trust wishes to attract people who enjoy working in an exciting and dynamic environment, with the aim to support our pupils in order for them to be able to thrive.
We can offer you, as future employees, many benefits including expert support and guidance, an inclusive working environment, the opportunity to collaborate and form working parties focusing on key areas of research and improvement with the Trust, the opportunity to work with outside agencies and other professionals, a commitment to professional development and support from experienced colleagues – including coaching.
When you join us, you will receive a comprehensive induction to the Trust and to your individual school. This will include information about our systems and processes, safeguarding, teaching and learning and our trauma informed approach.
Commitment to Professional Development
Establishing a strong professional development culture is a priority within the Trust and fundamental in supporting our vision in order to elevate the quality of teaching and learning and therefore ultimately improve pupil outcomes. Planned Professional Development opportunities are provided internally, within each of the schools, and collectively across the MAT through a Layered Professional Development Model.
In addition to the Professional Development Model, staff are also supported through a yearly Individual Professional Development Plan, which links to CPD, and ensures that all members of staff are supported to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding which are needed to carry out their roles effectively. The Trust also provides a Professional Development Scheme, which provides financial sponsorship for staff who wish to undertake further qualifications.
Staff are also able to access information regarding job roles and career advancement available within the MAT, through Professional Development Career Pathways. These pathways provide clear advice and direction for all levels of career progression.
RECRUITMENT & RETENTION
We understand that the wellbeing and commitment of our staff determines our capacity to develop and improve. We are dedicated to supporting our staff and follow a national programme of support for our Early Career Teachers (ECTs). We also encourage our staff to engage in undertaking professional qualifications, including NPQs, HLTA and SENCO qualifications.
In order to prioritise the mental health and wellbeing of pupils we strive to promote and support the mental health and wellbeing of our staff. As a Trust we ensure that we encourage positive mental health within our schools, this includes; staff recognition boards, planned well-being days, nominated staff reward days, staff supervision sessions and a comprehensive EAP which includes counselling, financial wellbeing, legal information and much more. Whilst all staff have a responsibility to promote positive mental health, we also have mental Health Leads in each of our schools, who are overseen by the Trust Inclusion Lead.
There are currently no vacancies at Discovery MAT.