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Overview

Welcome to the Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust (DNEAT) careers website. We are a successful, collaborative and enterprising trust who invest in our staff and offer a variety of career opportunities. Our ambition is to serve our communities by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We achieve this by providing a learning environment whereby all children and young people can flourish and succeed whatever their background or beliefs. We want all who learn and work in our academies to play an active part within our family and wider networks as we continue to develop and grow.  

You will find information about what it is like to work for DNEAT, the commitment we give to our staff and the wonder of living in Norfolk as well as the jobs and development opportunities on offer at present. If you want to join us in transforming opportunities for children across Norfolk and North Suffolk read on. We’d love to have you join the family!

About us

As a teacher in one of our academies:  You will be valued and will work in a safe environment. You will operate in an environment of developmental performance management. Your career path will be carefully explored with you and opportunities provided, where practicable, both within your school and across the Trust.

You will get clear and constructive feedback about your work. You will work in an environment where staff work professionally and exhibit the values and attitudes set out by the Trust. You will operate within a clear pay and conditions policy. Your success will be celebrated. You will be clear about what excellent teaching is and how you can improve and reach this standard. You will be well supported by good resources, expert leaders and high-quality support staff.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed candidates - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

Our Academies

Training and Professional Development

 

As part of our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) policy we have developed a DNEAT Career Entitlement. This sets out for all the stages of your career the training we will provide, the self-led aspects you should be engaging in and national programmes that can also be accessed. Examples of what we offer include an outstanding NQT programme, subject leadership networks, an Assessment Hub and Senior Leadership development. There are many opportunities to share across DNEAT academies as well as a programme of secondments / short term placements to gain wider experience and support other schools.

To summarise we can offer you: 

  • geographically focussed development opportunities within the group of DNEAT academies including dedicated support from a key professional
  • peer to peer networking, collaboration, challenge and support
  • the security of working in a climate of shared accountability
  • investment in your professional development and future career
  • opportunities to contribute to the development of a growing organisation and trust-wide improvement initiatives
  • access to a suite of core services that enable you to focus more on leading, teaching and learning
  • a research-based approach to academy improvement that builds capacity from within
  • a values-led approach based on Christian principles that underpins the attitudes and behaviour of individuals and the family of academies 

Values and Principles

 

Do you buy in to our values?

We talk and walk our Christian values. That means we put people at the centre of the organisation and want to see them flourish and grow – we are all loved by God and should reflect this in our daily interactions with one another.

We are collectively working to provide the best we can for the children, young people and communities we serve. A good education must promote life in all its fullness (John 10 v10). We make no apologies for having high ambition for all (children, staff and communities) but we truly value the wider educational experience so important in preparing children for life in 21st century Britain.

Our schools are inclusive welcoming those of all faiths and none. What underpins the culture of our schools are the gospel values seen in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. This means that:

  • We believe in the affirmation of individual worth.
  • We believe in nurturing hope and aspiration.
  • We believe in service to others.
  • We believe in a holistic education.
  • We believe in the importance of excellent leadership and role models.
  • We believe in the development of mutual trust.
  • We believe in collaboration.
  • We believe in commitment and endurance. 

So why wait? Apply today and bring your family to become part of ours. 

Living and Working in Norfolk

 

Norfolk is a beautiful and diverse county and you don’t get held up in traffic jams or fight with people to get on a Tube! It offers a wonderful quality of life with easy access to sandy beaches, picture postcard villages and the outstanding Norfolk Broads. The NR6 Postcode area (North Norwich) was voted second best place to live in a national poll.

House prices are great value too. For example the average cost of a semi-detached house in Norwich as of January 2017 was £235,740 (source www.home.co.uk). Norfolk, with an overall average house price of £205,483 is cheaper than nearby Suffolk (£224,469), Cambridgeshire (£254,332) and Essex (£270,973). The most expensive area within Norfolk was Brancaster (£570,106) and the cheapest was Great Yarmouth (£133,479).

The bustle and culture of Norwich offers all and more compared to other major cities. It makes a great place to live and with good roads out of the city means a 30 minute travel time gives access to a significant majority of schools within the county. It is also a UNESCO City of Literature hosting literary festivals featuring UEA alumni and national and international writers.

http://www.visitnorwich.co.uk/explore-and-experience/city-of-culture/unesco-city-of-literature/

For more good reasons to love Norfolk follow these web links:

http://metro.co.uk/2015/04/19/9-reasons-norfolk-is-the-best-place-to-live-in-the-uk-5151974/

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobs-training-and-volunteering/living-and-working-in-norfolk

Well-being scheme

 

Bicycle purchase loans –up to £1,000 through the ‘Cycle to Work’ scheme (all employees entitled after probationary period).

Childcare vouchers - participation in the Childcare Voucher Scheme, which converts taxable pay to tax free childcare vouchers (all employees entitled).

Free car parking at all sites.

Ofsted

 

Following a recent Ofsted visit where 6 of our schools were inspected, we are very pleased that our strong governance has been acknowledged. Below are some key points highlighted in the report, specifically related to our recruitment.

“Within a landscape of national and local challenges in teacher recruitment, retention and supply, you have entrenched the mantra of ‘growing your own’ teaching teams. Vacant posts are offered not just as jobs, but as career development opportunities. There are currently very few gaps across the Trust’s workforce.”

“The Trust offers an extensive range of professional development opportunities using expertise from within, for example through subject ambassadors, and also from external partners, including the local authority. Sessions cover the needs and interests of all staff teams, including non-teaching staff.”

“Acknowledging the challenges in recruiting and retaining a high-quality workforce, together with other senior leaders, you have established the foundations for becoming an ‘employer of choice’. Examples of actions taken include career development plans which enhance job opportunities, ‘growing your own’ and improving links with teacher training providers. These actions are paving the way for continuing success in this aspect of the Trust’s work. A new initiative, working with another MAT, aims to introduce the teaching apprenticeship scheme to develop suitably qualified teaching assistants into a full teaching role.”

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