Overview

The Good Shepherd Trust (GST) is a family of church school academies within the Diocese of Guildford. Established in 2013 as a multi-academy trust, or MAT, the Trust believes in the value of each young person and the importance of holistic education at all of its schools. 

In partnership with schools the Trust  strives to provide transformational education by setting high standards, encouraging and recognising positive achievement in everyone, raising aspiration, increasing opportunities and improving standards.

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CURRENT OPENINGS



  • Job Title

    KS1 Class Teacher

  • Location

    Chertsey

  • Posted

    19th April 2021

  • School

    Ottershaw Christ Church C of E Schools

  • Salary

    Teachers Main Scale

  • Hours

    Job Share

  • Description

    Part-time, job share, maternity cover required for 2.5 days a week in KS1 We require an excellent KS1 teacher to join our enthusiastic and supportive team from September 2021, par ...

  • Job Title

    School Administrator

  • Location

    Dorking

  • Posted

    12th April 2021

  • School

    The Weald CofE Primary School

  • Salary

    £17,020 - £19,817 per annum

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    JOB OVERVIEW At the Weald C of E Primary School we are passionately committed to fulfilling our values of respect, trust, responsibility, forgiveness and love within a Christian c ...

  • Job Title

    Special Needs Assistant

  • Location

    Farnham

  • Posted

    1st April 2021

  • School

    Waverley Abbey CofE Junior School

  • Salary

    £16994 - £18,774 fte

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Special Needs Assistant to join our team at Waverley Abbey. You will be working on a  1:1 basis with a child plus some small gro ...

  • Job Title

    Teacher of English

  • Location

    Guildford

  • Posted

    1st April 2021

  • School

    Christs College Guildford

  • Salary

    £26,948-£42,780

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    We are seeking an ambitious and highly motivated Teacher of English with a real passion for teaching and learning to join our College in September 2021.  We ar ...

  • Job Title

    Second in English

  • Location

    Guildford

  • Posted

    1st April 2021

  • School

    Christs College Guildford

  • Salary

    £26,948-£42,780 + TLR

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    We are seeking an ambitious and highly motivated Second in English to work with the Principal and other College and academy leaders to ensure the very best education for the ...

  • Job Title

    Class Teacher

  • Location

    Headley

  • Posted

    31st March 2021

  • School

    The Holme Church of England Primary School

  • Salary

    MPS

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Here at The Holme CE Primary School we are seeking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and highly motivated full-time KS1/KS2 classroom teacher who is committed to making a differ ...

  • Job Title

    Newly Qualified Teacher

  • Location

    Farnham

  • Posted

    30th March 2021

  • School

    Waverley Abbey CofE Junior School

  • Salary

    Main Scale

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Do you have the growth mindset for developing your potential and those of the pupils you teach? We are seeking a newly qualified teacher who is: ~inspirational and enthusiastic ~a ...

  • Job Title

    Learning Support Assistant

  • Location

    Walton-on-Thames

  • Posted

    29th March 2021

  • School

    Ashley CofE Primary School

  • Salary

    GST Grade B1 – £16994.00 FTE, £11450.00 actual

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    We are looking for a caring, nurturing (term time only) Learning Support Assistant who is committed to supporting children's learning both in the classroom and at lunchtime. The s ...

  • Job Title

    KS2 Learning Support Assistant

  • Location

    Addlestone

  • Posted

    24th March 2021

  • School

    St Paul's C of E Primary School

  • Salary

    £11,450 - £12,649 per annum

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    St Paul’s Primary School is delighted to be able to offer a Learning Support Assistant role for the right candidate! Are you looking for a role where you can really make a differe ...

  • Job Title

    Year Leader

  • Location

    Farnham

  • Posted

    18th March 2021

  • School

    Waverley Abbey CofE Junior School

  • Salary

    UPS

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Year Leader required for September 2021 An exciting opening for the right candidate to work with a large, dynamic and highly committed, professional and friendly staff. This role ...

  • Job Title

    Phase Leader -Maternity Cover

  • Location

    Hampshire

  • Posted

    12th March 2021

  • School

    Farnborough Grange Nursery/Infant School

  • Salary

    Main Pay Scale +TLR

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    At Farnborough Grange, we are extremely passionate about providing our children with the best possible start to their education by providing them with all the tools they will need ...

About Us

The Guildford Diocesan Board of Education set up its own umbrella trust, Guildford Diocese Educational Trust (‘GDET’), at the end of 2011 to take forward its response to the Government’s academies agenda. GDET’s aims are broad but include the sponsorship of Church of England academies in the diocese. In order to take the sponsorship of academies further, The Good Shepherd Trust (GST) was established to manage diocesan academies.

This legal framework is required by the Department of Education and is closely regulated by them to ensure that trusts have the capacity to support significant improvement in their schools. The Good Shepherd Trust is a 'multi-academy trust' (or MAT), a family of ten schools within the Diocese of Guildford. It works with agencies and services in both the public and private sectors to provide support to each school based on its needs and priorities. Initially the work of the Trust was focused on sponsored academies, but it has since welcomed five diocesan schools that chose to convert to academy status.

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Ethos & Values

Ethos and Values

Our aim is to ensure that all schools in the Guildford Diocese are able to offer pupils transformational educational experiences which:

  • Encourage and recognise positive achievement in every person
  • Set high standards for all, confident that everyone can experience success
  • Provide a learning experience which develops pupils in body, mind and spirit
  • Provide a learning environment which is ordered and disciplined

 

What Makes Us Different?

What Makes Us Different?

We are committed to transforming learning, raising aspirations, increasing opportunities and improving standards for all our children. This means that:

We create an effective climate for learning –

  • by enabling children to know that they are created in the image of God and uniquely valued by Him
  • by providing a secure environment in which they can learn
  • by creating a clearly established framework of values so they know what is expected of them and how they should treat others
  • by offering them experiences, whatever their faith or background, that enable them to wrestle with life’s ‘big questions’ and find answers that give shape and meaning to their lives
  • by modelling Christian community life where all have a place and can contribute.

We set standards of excellence in teaching and learning – high expectations raise aspirations of pupils and their communities:

  • because church schools strive to offer excellence in all they do
  • because professional development of staff and school leaders is central to successful educational models.

We offer a curriculum and learning environment relevant to our learners – high standards in the core curriculum especially literacy and numeracy

  • learning experiences which stimulate, challenge and inspire; rooted in Christian values and teaching
  • shape the curriculum to the needs and interests of learners in school’s community.

We build strong and effective partnerships with parents and the local and wider community

  • because the engagement of parents/carers is vital to children’s educational achievements
  • because church schools are rooted in the local parish and wider church networks who provide practical and prayerful support for their schools
  • because children’s personal development grows through membership of community and enables them to become contributing citizens.