“All staff feel part of the improvement journey. They are given responsibility and provided with high-quality training and development, and thus feel empowered to ‘go the extra mile’ for pupils and the wider community. As a result, staff morale is very high.” Ofsted 2018.
For the Academy to produce good results it is important to us that we recruit and retain the best staff. As part of a Multi-Academy Trust we are our own employer subscribing to all local and national terms and conditions of employment for all staff. Kentmere Academy is welcoming of all new staff with its induction processes constantly under review. Staff turnover is low. As we continue to grow, however, employment opportunities continue to appear. The Watergrove Trust recognises the skills of its staff and encourages progressive CPD for both teaching and associate employees. If you feel that you can add to the quality of that provision within the Watergrove Trust we would love to hear from you.
We are always on the look out for great Maths, English and primary education teachers. If you’re ambitious, work hard, and have the necessary qualifications, skills and personality for teaching, we want to hear from you. Great, is a teaching, recruitment and support provider who we have partnered with in order to provide ongoing support and welfare benefits to our new teaching staff.
We work closely with external groups such as the Rochdale Education and Learning (REAL) Trust, the Northern Alliance training network and the Rochdale Pioneers Partnership to support and meet the training needs of all colleagues regardless of post.
Over the last few years several associate colleagues have been supported to become both teachers and heads of department. Senior staff have been supported to become deputy headteachers, and in two cases, headteachers, thereby creating additional employment openings within the school.
Staff have access to a range of benefits when working at Kentmere Academy. Social events, free flu jabs and assistance with personal and legal issues are examples of the work organised by our HR team to support colleagues.
The Trust’s leave of absence policy is ‘family orientated’ recognising the importance to parents of events such as final primary school assemblies, or graduation days. For musicians there are many opportunities both to play and to support musical events.
Quality learning experiences for the children, both in and out of the classroom, are at the centre of all of our activities. The Trust is committed to supporting and developing the quality and provisions provided by it’s teaching and associate staff.
Our progressive approach ensures senior support and guidance to all new staff as well as regular developmental opportunities for ambitious employees. If you would like to discuss or explore any employment opportunities with us further, please do not hesitate to contact us, and thank you again for showing an interest.
Kentmere Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment. If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Debra Gillespie.
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