‘Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.’ Jim Collins Thank you for your interest in The Dukeries Academy (T ...
We are an academy with high expectations and the determination to succeed. We believe that every child matters and our aim is to get to know every child as an individual and unlock their potential. No matter what a child’s ability we strive to leave no stone unturned to meet their needs, nurture their talents and ensure that they have Integrity, Ambition and Excellence.
To provide the best quality teaching with cutting edge techniques, including the latest technology so that learning is challenging and engaging.
To set clear expectations for high standards of work, behaviour and self-discipline, providing the support and challenge to enable students to achieve their aspirational targets.
To provide you with regular opportunities to see how your child is progressing, including subject reports and consultation evenings.
To provide as many opportunities as possible to help your child to discover their talents and passions, encouraging them to develop skills of leadership, teamwork and innovation in order to be successful in a rapidly changing world.
To provide strong pastoral care and guidance through the tutor and house systems so that there is a strong sense of belonging and a happy and harmonious atmosphere.
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Academy Transformation Trust
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Our team knows first-hand how to make education better for schools, pupils and their teachers.
For us, the future of UK education relies upon schools working closely together to share best practices, giving every child the best chance in life. We set up ATT to make this vision a reality.
As a not for profit trust, we work with our growing family of primary and secondary academies, and further education providers in the Midlands, East of England and South East.
Our mission is to provide the very best education for all pupils and the highest level of support for our staff to ensure every child leaves our academies with everything they need to reach their full potential.
To have the biggest positive impact in the varied communities we serve through ensuring top drawer education for our learners. #TransformingLives
How do we ensure this across our trust?
In all we do we are:
Ethical to the core, ensuring that education is always front and centre
Futures focused system leaders – never simply followers
Collaborative in every endeavour
Resolutely learner centred
What does this look like across our trust?
Ruthlessly ambitious for all who learn and work with us
Unwaveringly inclusive – determined on eradicating barriers to educational success
Committed to excellent teaching
Determined upon academic excellence for all in our communities
Compassionate, ethical and caring advocates for all in our communities
Outwardly facing and globally conscious
Committed to the very best people development and empowerment
Determined to shout loudly and share proudly our successes
The best professional and technical experts (supporting education) in the sector
Committed to the very best understanding and management of risk
Providing the best possible public service for the best possible value
Determined to supplement our public income with shrewd income generation
Building financially sustainable models of educational improvement in our communities
Demonstrably efficient in all we do
We will work inclusively within our communities, embracing the varied localities we serve while sharing our common vision and values.
We will develop the very best leaders of the future, working to improve education and transform lives.
We will adhere unwaveringly to the ‘Nolan Principles’ of Public Service, which is made clear in our commitment to Ethical Leadership.
Our ‘Institute’ is an umbrella term for all people development available to all ATT stakeholders. It serves our whole ATT community: children and young people, parents and carers, employees and the wider community.
We are committed to the very best people development. We empower all stakeholders through equality of opportunity and place the needs of our stakeholders and the communities we serve at the front and centre of all we do. We believe we are better together and value collaboration within and beyond our organisation. ATT People Development activities will be the very best learning our stakeholders have ever had. Through high-quality people development we will all transform lives and communities.
Our Institute is a learning eco-system through which all people within our communities and beyond can thrive. It starts with the belief that we are all leaders of our eco-system. Leadership does not just come from the top; it has to be genuinely stakeholder-led. Irrespective of our role: admin, education, estates, finance, governance and operations, we all have a responsibility to make things better for children and young people and to help ensure that teachers are delivering a top drawer education. Thus, we have a professional obligation to keep getting better through engagement in people development activities so that the ‘edge’ between schools and communities, where educators work with pupils, parents and carers and communities is the best it can possibly be.
We resolutely believe it is our moral and professional imperative to hear all voices and use our own agency to develop others within and beyond our Trust. ATT employees must use their local leadership to develop and lead others beyond their immediate setting and beyond our own Institute. The advancement of our Institute in this way, will lead to whole of system improvement and transform more lives and more communities.
Flexible working gives employees the opportunity to achieve a better balance between work and other commitments, often by making small changes to working patterns and hours. Managers will make every effort to appreciate an employee's needs such as family responsibilities, work and caring responsibilities and be flexible as possible to try and accommodate their required working hours.
At Academy Transformation Trust we put our people's welfare and wellbeing at the centre of everything. Our Wellbeing Strategy covers 4 key areas: Working Environment, Personal Growth, Health and Lifestyle Initiatives and Culture. We aim to promote and maintain the health & wellbeing of employees, with the goal being to enable a positive relationship between an employee's work and their health.
An example of the type of support available to you;
Access to free confidential help & advice available to employees 24 hours a day, every day.
Access to our ‘inhouse’ Wellbeing Champions to offer support as necessary
Retail discounts on hundreds of high street and online retailers are available through our Together Benefit’s Platform. Saving you money on everything from fashion, groceries, leisure activities, cinema and days out. This also includes a bike scheme, gym scheme and an employee assistance programme which gives you access to free, external, confidential advice on personal and/or work-related issues. We also offer employees an in-house Occupational Health service supporting health and wellbeing.
On our journey of #transforminglives, we are building a Diverse and Inclusive Community. We are aspiring to promote our Inclusivity, via Curriculum and Employee engagement. Together, we want to break down barriers, enjoy each individual and celebrate the value they bring to our Trust Family.
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"As a Teach First participant, I have been so fortunate to start my career at The Dukeries Academy; professional development and quality ECT training has been prioritised, and my teaching has gone from strength to strength under the tutelage of my colleagues. I have been promoted to Subject Specialist Leader in English in my NQT year, something I would never have thought possible were it not for the support and encouragement my department has given me throughout my time here. I am excited to explore further leadership opportunities in the future whilst continuing to learn from the experienced and dedicated practitioners here in the academy."
Emma Summerfield, Subject Specialist Leader - English
The Dukeries Academy
I first began my journey with ATT in 2008 as a cleaner at The Dukeries Academy. Once my youngest daughter started nursery I wanted a job that would work around my family. In 2016 I began working as part-time Administration Assistant, this soon increased to full-time and now I am a Pastoral Leader. I have made the most of every opportunity given to me which has included studying for a degree with the Open University. ATT have given me lots of opportunities to progress and develop myself.