Working for Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge
Trinity Academy Sowerby Bridge (TASB) is committed to providing students with the best possible education. We want to attract and retain the best staff to work in a committed, passionate and dedicated team.
Students behave extremely well in and out of lessons. They are typically courteous and polite with each other and with staff. – Local Authority Review, November 2017
As an academy we have high expectations. We expect staff to challenge students and themselves. We set high standards and aim to display these in all that we do. Working for our academy is rewarding. Our CPD programmes are excellent and offer a range of opportunities for progression. TASB is proud to be part of an ambitious Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). As such, our staff work with some of the best practitioners and leaders in the region. We are keen to work hard to share best practice across the MAT in order to benefit as many children and young people as we can.
Proud to be part of Trinity MAT
We have developed a unique and innovative staffing structure that enables us to provide the very best learning experience for our students. It offers career progression, opportunities to develop and a chance to work on projects and developments that benefit the academy and influence the outcomes of the trust as a whole. Each member of our team makes a difference to the success of our young people. All staff, whether teaching or non-teaching have the opportunity to be a Vertical Tutor and take part in our exceptional student support system.
We have invested significantly in the professional development of our staff, offering bespoke CPD programmes for teaching and support staff at all stages of their career. These include a New Staff Induction Programme running throughout the first term for any staff joining the academy, including 10 Minute Tip coaches for the duration of the programme.
100% of new staff agreed that their induction was informative, provided key information needed and that there was good support from their mentor and other colleagues.
TASB also greatly values its Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs), who also receive regular mentor support as well as opportunities to engage in the latest education research.
100% of RQTs stated that they have experienced good support and guidance during the programme and this has impacted directly on their practice.
The Teaching & Learning team lead weekly bespoke CPD, including weekly Practice, for all teaching staff, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors and Curriculum Tutors, all of which is underpinned by the latest educational research.
95% of staff agreed that Practice sessions provide a useful opportunity to practise important aspects of academy life.
In addition to this, curriculum- and subject-focused CPD is led weekly within the timetable by Curriculum Leaders. All leaders, curricular and pastoral, receive additional weekly leadership development by line managers and through regular group CPD sessions led by SLT.
ITT & NQT Programmes
TASB welcomes Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), providing them with an extensive and bespoke induction programme. Designed to go above and beyond the statutory requirements, this programme not only provides a structured CPD framework guided by Teach First and the ECF for all NQTs, but is also designed to support the development of mentors for reciprocal benefit. As well as an assigned mentor, all ITTs and NQTs have access to experienced professionals to support their development and, through the MAT-wide network, there is ample opportunity to share best practice and develop links with other staff at the same career stage.
100% of NQTs and TFs found their programmes engaging and informative, enabling them to reflect on their thinking and practice.