Shared CPD Opportunities

We are a high achieving trust that is imaginative and creative in its approach to teaching and learning and we are intent on securing continued, sustained improvement.

‘Achievement through caring’ is our core belief at The Marches Academy Trust and it is central to all that we do. Our schools are forward-thinking, innovative and strive to ensure that young people make the very most of their learning adventure and are equipped with the skills required to prosper in the 21st century.  Below is some more information on the benefits of working for our Trust and what we offer our staff.




Our ethos

We believe: Successful, creative, lifelong learners participate in a journey of self-discovery. They know how to learn, acquire skills and feel safe to take risks with confidence and courage.

Why work for the Marches Academy Trust?
Talent spotting our future leaders.  Our Talent Pathway supports the professional development of staff within the Trust. We identify leadership talent and needs for future succession planning, ensuring relevant and practical leadership development opportunities for staff.   Our talent pathway programme provides a framework for the discussion of your leadership journey and the professional learning you can access along the way.

Talent Contract
The Talent Contract is a promise, a covenant between you and us that the Trust will do its very best to support and develop you professionally. It describes a variety of professional development opportunities and encourages you to identify and pursue your own training needs.

Leadership Programmes
As a member of staff you will have access to nationally recognised National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).  The Alliance of Leading Learning (part of the Marches Academy Trust) holds the licence to deliver these qualifications and we actively encourage our staff to complete an NPQ.  The Trust develops staff through running it’s own middle leaders programme and leadership development programme.

We also seek from within our team colleagues who want to enhance their experiences outside school by becoming a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE). Providing you with the merit of being recognised as a national expert in your field.

Other benefits
A high-quality range of confidential medical and wellbeing benefits accessed completely free of charge.  Salary sacrifice benefit schemes (salary sacrifice enables staff to give up some of the cash value of their pay to receive other benefits which saves on tax and national insurance). The Trust currently runs salary sacrifice schemes for childcare vouchers, bikes, mobile phones, computers and car lease schemes. Discounted rates at local gyms and health clubs are also available

The Trust is also an active supporter of the Women Leading in Education Programme.

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