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Discovery Schools Academies Trust Ltd

Welcome to the Discovery Schools Academies Trust Ltd Career Site

Welcome to the Discovery Schools Academies Trust Ltd <span class="darkGrey">Career Site</span>

Discovery Schools Academy Trust was formed in July 2012 and is a partnership between a group of like-minded schools who are committed to providing the highest possible educational experience for children. The Trust is organised into learning clusters with outstanding and good schools supporting other partners on their journey toward becoming outstanding. The multi academy partnership is dedicated to improving learning and teaching by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all children are placed at the heart of all decision making regardless of the school they attend. 

Discovery Schools Academies Trust boasts a successful teaching school; Affinity Teaching School Alliance (Affinity TSA) that works in partnership with over 60 primaries in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. We also recruit and train new teachers through our School Centred Teacher Training Programme (SCITT) and have training cohorts in both Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire

At DSAT we aim to recruit inspirational people who are committed to our five-core values; Integrity, Democracy, Improvement, Altruism and Connectivity and to achieving an outstanding education for all children. We want your career to be rewarding and fulfilling and it is only with outstanding people that we can succeed in our vision. 

We can offer a number of roles working within our schools which are dynamic and energetic environments with the opportunity to progress within the trust, with a wealth of career development opportunities for everyone.  Staff are able to move between schools to gain experience, collaborate with partners, join network and peer to peer groups and work in different roles as appropriate.

Professional Development

We believe that all school staff make a difference to children’s learning and so we place staff development and wellbeing at the centre of our strategic planning. All staff are offered training opportunities, high quality professional development and feedback through both Discovery Schools Academy Trust and Affinity Teaching School Alliance. 

In addition to this core offer we work with a number of key strategic partners to support staff development and leadership training. Our strategic leadership team have programmes available to offer to talented staff members; including designated headteacher programmes and lead professional opportunities and all staff have structured annual appraisals that support all employees professional development and improve and enhance their working practice.

We are committed to helping our employees develop their skills and qualifications and have a fantastic track record of career progression across the Trust. 

New for 2017 sees the introduction of our Apprenticeship Strategy which will not only create new employment opportunities for people but also enable existing staff to start a new learning journey to gain higher work based qualifications.  

Pay and Performance Development

At DSAT we follow Teachers’ Pay and Conditions and our performance management policies are clear and transparent to show how you can progress in your career.

Your Performance Management reviews will encompass your personal aspirations, student achievement and outcomes and identify continuous professional development and training to suit your needs.

Employee Rewards and Benefits:

  • Full support from school/trust leaders towards your professional development
  • Local schools working together to develop joint practice development projects
  • We are a learning community – not just for children but for all
  • Our staff access salary sacrifice schemes through our HR service
  • We place staff and pupil wellbeing at the heart of our schools
  • We offer opportunities for personal development within other schools in our trust
  • Succession Planning Initiatives that support career progression
  • CPD opportunities

We also have excellent employee benefits, which include:

  • Access to our Wellbeing service with access to free and confidential counselling support; and Physiotherapy sessions
  • Teacher and support staff pension schemes
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including KiddiVouchers
  • Retail Discount Platform (Wider Wallet)


Our Jobs ( 3 Current Vacancies )

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Discovery Schools Academies Trust Ltd
Kibworth Grammar School Hall
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