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Thank you for your interest in joining The Shared Learning Trust and working in one of our academies.  Our trust has grown from strength to strength employing some 500 fantastic staff members who serve over 3,500 children within our multi-cultural communities.  We highly value all our staff members and understand that recruiting the right teachers and staff help us to achieve the goals we set for our children.

Our Recruitment ethos

We recruit people for attitude and train for skills

We aim to recruit outstanding people who have the right attitude. If you have a love for teaching and are passionate about seeing children succeed, we would love to hear from you!

We are always keen to hear from educators who are passionate about working for the schools and communities we serve. We would rather make no appointment than appoint someone who does not share the same positive ethos that runs through our Academies. For this reason, we try to articulate clearly our vision, values and expectations when putting together information for applicants.

To apply on a speculative basis, please send in your CV and cover letter to Jay Powell, Recruitment Officer, or call on 01582 211226. We look forward to hearing from you! 

We aim to recruit staff who:

  • are excited by their role and by the prospect of working with young people, even those who are less well motivated;
  • love the processes of learning and teaching and are keen to continually develop their own skills;
  • recognise that teaching can be a demanding job but react positively to those demands rather than complaining;
  • will subscribe to the ethos of the Trust and ‘go the extra mile’ in terms of time and commitment to get the very best from our young people;
  • see break duty as an opportunity to talk to children;
  • are quick to praise and slow to criticise; and are not afraid to admit to seeing themselves as potential leaders of the future.

Safeguarding Statement

'We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view'

The Shared Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this committment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. 

The Department of Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' for schools and colleges on safeguarding. Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as: 'Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children's health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.' The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18. 

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