Leverhulme Academy Church of England and Community Trust
Lancashire, United Kingdom
About Leverhulme Academy Church of England and Community Trust
Leverhulme Academy Church of England and Community Trust aims to prepare young people for life, academically, socially and spiritually and to provide inspiring learning environments that allow our students to excel.
Our mission is to provide:
- nurturing and inclusive communities that inspire, engage, support and transform the dreams and ambitions of all
- empowering communities that listen, prioritise personal leadership and responsibility and promote social justice
- learning environments, in which the unique talents and skills within all of us are recognised, nurtured and celebrated
- creative, exciting and innovative curricula enabling access to qualifications and skills for lifelong learning
- outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all to maximise rapid and sustained educational standards within and across our family of schools
The focus of the Trust’s work is in supporting senior leaders, staff and governors in ensuring pupils and students receive the highest quality of teaching, allowing them to achieve the best possible outcomes in academic and personal
Making a difference
Each of our academies is unique. A role working across the Trust offers diversity, a wide breath of experience, and the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children in our local communities.
Our values underpin our mission and provide the basis on which we will achieve our vision. We passionately strive to provide a Multi Academy Trust that is:
- respectful, inclusive and tolerant of all
- responsive to the voices, needs and experiences of all
- committed to celebrating the local context and purpose of each school within the Trust through a strong focus on collaboration, partnerships and networking
- inclusive of both Christian, other faiths and British values
- constantly striving for excellence and continuous improvement in all that we do
Our academies give staff the opportunity to gain a huge amount of personal and professional satisfaction in seeing the difference that their work can make.
It is the staff in our academies that drive improvement on a day-to-day basis, and we are looking for colleagues who want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with; who want to challenge the consequences of poverty and disadvantage through education; who are committed to their own professional development and who want to be outstanding across a wide range of roles in our academies.
Although part of an academy group, and benefiting from the wider support and network provided by the Trust, Headteachers and local governing bodies remain accountable for running their own school and making certain key decisions, including recruitment and budgets within the framework, scheme of delegation and expectations set by the Trust.
The support to succeed and progress
Each academy runs its own programme of staff development activities, which include personalised induction plans, mentoring & support, continuing professional development, and leadership development.
In addition, there are opportunities for staff to develop through collaborative working across the Trust and subject networks, and to benefit from development opportunities offered by our central teams and central training programmes.
The Trust runs a CPD (Continued professional development) programme to support colleagues at all levels. The Trust’s CPD programme makes use of expert external consultants and excellent practitioners from our own academies, all excellent facilitators, advisors and reviewers.
We also work together with other schools and academies to support larger projects, and the delivery of our Schools Direct Teaching Alliance.
We want to support and encourage the career progression of our employees wherever possible, and we support staff that wish to move between our academies and the central teams when suitable roles arise.
The purpose of the Trust
We believe we have the capacity and the experience to inspire students and staff and bring about rapid and sustained improvement for the benefit of the community, the Local Authority and the North West.
The schools within the Trust work together to ensure that all children irrespective of their starting point receive an excellent education. We relish the opportunity to be part of the much-needed regeneration of areas we work in and wish to play a full role in the wider community. The Trust provides the opportunity to share skills and resources providing for greater efficiencies and opportunities to develop the best staff to deliver the highest standards of education.
It allows us to:
- support each other to promote and develop further high quality education;
- allow outstanding practitioners to work together and support each school;
- continue to develop our links as part of the Bolton family of schools and across the North west ;
- develop excellent teacher training, and to ensure the recruitment and retention of high quality staff in all our schools;
- grow the leaders of our schools of the future
In addition to a competitive salary, there is a pension scheme, generous holiday, an agile working and professional development.
The Trust complies with, as a minimum, the national terms and conditions of service for teaching and support staff.
All employees are eligible to be members of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Greater Manchester Local Government Pension Scheme.
We have an employee benefits package, which includes salary sacrifice schemes such as buy a bicycle.
We recognise all of the main trade unions and professional associations in the education sector, and share the common objective of maintaining good employee relations.
There are currently two large secondary schools in the Trust, Harper Green School and Rivington and Blackrod High School, which also has sixth form provision. The Trust operates across three sites in the Bolton area.