About us

The Deanery CE Academy is a new school, in the heart of Wichelstowe with the most amazing facilities, inspirational staff and incredible students.  We believe that we have a duty to enable all our students to flourish when they are at school, to enable them to live life in all its fullness - this is the foundation of our ethos and will form a significant part of our dialogue in all aspects of school life.

Join Us


  • Job Title

    Attendance Officer & DDSL

  • Location


  • Posted

    23rd November 2021

  • Salary

    £22,086-£24,221 per annum

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    The Deanery CE Academy is a new school, in the heart of Wichelstowe with the most amazing facilities, inspirational staff and incredible students. We believe that we have a duty t ...

  • Job Title

    Teaching Assistant

  • Location


  • Posted

    19th November 2021

  • Salary

    £17,939-£18,998( £15,295 - £16,198 pro-rata)

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    The Deanery CE Academy is a new school, in the heart of Wichelstowe with the most amazing facilities, inspirational staff and incredible students. We believe that we have a duty t ...

Working For Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great new school and be part of a small, friendly team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers, we are very passionate about teacher development so we would be especially happy to hear from Newly Qualified Teachers. We are growing the school organically year-by-year so we will give you the space and time to develop your pedagogy.

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About Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust

DBAT - Our Mission as Sponsors

The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust was established in 2012 and has now grown steadily to 13 Primary Academies and 1 Secondary Academy.


Our vision is to be a Trust of exceptional academies with strong Christian ethos which provide a values-led education and opportunities for all children to flourish and achieve their fullest potential. We aim for all our academies to be schools of choice, with good or better Ofsted and SIAMS grades, and will work with local communities, staff, children, parents, churches & the wider Diocesan family to achieve this.


Mission Statement

DBAT’s core purposes are to:

  • Focus on improving the educational experiences, employment prospects and life chances of young people, especially those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Demonstrate that children’s life-chances are improved when their formal education is within the context of an academy that is founded in the Christian tradition, established in an ethos that is distinctively Christian and embraces the very best practices in teaching, learning, leadership, management and safety;
  • Accelerate students’ levels of attainment and achievement, raising student, teacher and parental aspirations and ambitions;
  • Help to create more cohesive communities, enhancing opportunities for social mobility by striving to eliminate the attainment gap between students from disadvantaged backgrounds and young people who by circumstances of birth and inheritance take for granted their automatic right to a good education;
  • Transform the overall performance of underperforming schools in deprived areas, helping to improve and innovate in all aspects of teaching, learning and leadership together with promoting the development of future leaders.



DBAT shares the Church of England's Vision for Education 2016, "Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good", which includes four basic elements wisdom, hope, community and dignity. We aim to deliver values-led education with the very best outcomes for children and young people.



DBAT cherishes the principle of family. We believe that pupils’ needs are collectively met through collaboration, joint purpose and a strong Christian ethos which allows all children and staff to flourish. Christian values are central to all our work; generosity, compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, respect, thankfulness, trust, perseverance, justice, service and truthfulness.


Safeguarding Statement

The Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (DBAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require an Enhanced DBS check. We welcome all applications regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

New to the Area?

With the M4 at its doorstep, Swindon is easily accessible to London, Bristol, Reading and Cardiff, as well as many other major destinations, making it an ideal location for professionals who regularly have to travel in and out of town for work purposes.

Unemployment levels are one of the lowest in the country and according to recent reports, statistics show that Swindon's economy has outperformed the rest of the UK for a significant amount of time now.

Swindon's stigma as a highly sought after place to live and work has been further boosted by a £350 million investment to improve the town's leisure and retail facilities. The regeneration of the town centre is set to reclaim Swindon's title as one of the fastest growing towns in Europe and to cope with demand 40,000 new homes are set for construction over the next 15 years.

Huge organisations such as Amazon, Intel, First Great Western and of course Nationwide have all made Swindon their home and thanks to the strong local economy and productive work force that the town offers, have thrived. Swindon is an economically resilient town and that’s why it is ranked among one of the top 10 highly innovative areas in the UK.

Transport Links

Swindon’s railway station is a main line station with good network links to London, Bristol, Gloucester as well as further afield to Birmingham, South Wales or the South West. There are also good coach services and regular bus services from the surrounding towns and villages.

Local and Recreational Attractions

There are many and varied local attractions such as historic Lydiard Park, the picturesque Town Gardens, the Steam Museum celebrating the growth of Swindon as a railway town. There is also the Swindon Art Centre, Wyvern Theatre, Cotswold Wildlife Park, Roves Farm and easy access to Cotswold villages and pubs. Just north of the town is the Swindon and Cricklade Railway where visitors can enjoy a ride on an old fashioned steam engine and take a look at engines that are under restoration. A few miles up the road is the ever popular Cotswold Water Park with all sorts of water sports available on the doorstep, as well as beautiful wildlife and scenery.

As you would expect from a town the size of Swindon, the entertainment facilities are wide and varied including 3 cinemas, a bowling alley, ice rink and many other leisure and fitness clubs.

If shopping is your thing, then Swindon offers the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Town Centre, which is undergoing redevelopment, and to the north of the town, the Orbital Shopping Centre which includes a library and supermarkets as well as a range of high street shops. Right on The Deanery's doorstep is a Waitrose local and a stunning waterside location for the local Hall and Woodhouse public house.