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Welcome

Thank you for visiting the careers page of our website. We understand staff are our most important resource. We are committed to recruiting the very best support staff, teachers and leaders to support and nurture our children, families and communities. Once these inspiring members of staff join us, we invest in their career and development so that we can retain the very best leaders, teachers and support staff in our schools and central teams, or the profession as a whole.

Current Trust Vacancies

Finance Business Partner

Hours of work: Flexible working arrangements can be discussed at interview
Salary: £45,000 - £49,000 FTE (pay award pending). Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience

The Blue Kite Academy Trust is seeking to appoint a strong and highly effective Finance Business Partner.  Working closely with the Trust central team you will provide high quality, strategic financial planning, supporting schools with their annual budget cycle and helping them to develop a 3-year sustainable budget plan.

Closing Date: Monday 17th June 2024 - 9:00am

For more information about the role, please click here

To view our Candidate Recruitment Pack, please click here

To request an application pack, please contact: recruitment@bluekitetrust.org

Estates and Facilities Business Partner

Hours of work: 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
 Salary: £37,000 - £41,938 FTE (pay award pending). Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience

A new opportunity has arisen for an experienced Estates and Facilities Business partner to join our central service team. You will be joining the trust at an exciting time as it is set for further growth and as we continue to develop our central business support services.

Closing Date: Wednesday 19th June 2024 - 9:00am

For more information about the role, please click here

To view our Candidate Recruitment Pack, please click here

To request an application pack, please contact: recruitment@bluekitetrust.org

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At the Blue Kite Trust, we believe education transforms lives and all children deserve the best possible chance to fulfil their potential.

We are a growing Trust with big ambitions for our staff and pupils. We always seek to appoint staff who share our vision and values, who have the highest expectations of themselves and others and who are passionate about learning.

Whilst we work collaboratively as one Trust we believe that successful schools develop their own identity individually and are best placed to meet their local community needs.

As an organisation we can offer responsive and supportive leaders, high ambitions for all our staff providing excellent opportunities for professional development and competitive salaries and conditions of employment. We put the welfare of our workforce at the core of everything we do.

The Blue Kite Academy Trust has a generous employment offer to support all employees.

Don’t miss your chance to join the Blue Kite team for a role that suits you. If you can’t find a suitable vacancy right now don’t worry. As a growing organisation new opportunities will be available in the near future.

We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this. Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and satisfactory pre-employment checks.

We understand staff are our most important resource. We are committed to recruiting the very best support staff, teachers and leaders to support and nurture our children, families and communities. Once these inspiring members of staff join us, we invest in their career and development so that we can retain the very best leaders, teachers and support staff in our schools and central teams, or the profession as a whole.

This investment includes:

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Continuous Professional Development

We are committed in supporting the professional growth of our staff. Working in the Trust offers a unique experience. As a member of staff we will invest in your career progression.  We provide evidence based and targeted CPD. Our in house Inspire Professional Development hosts training events for all, and can provide tailored Training packages to meet the needs of a school, group of practitioners or individual.  We are committed to the developing our apprentice offering.

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Work life and family friendly policies

Here at BKAT we understand that our employment policies need to be flexible and responsive in order to promote diversity and equality and to attract and retain the highest quality workforce. We offer flexible working opportunities, job share and part-time roles and leave to support staff with emergencies or for compassionate reasons.

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Staff Wellbeing

As an employer, we are committed to staff well-being. Our schools have dedicated wellbeing and mental health support/trained first aiders.  We provide a wellbeing resource for all staff that includes the following benefits:
–  Free physiotherapy
–  Confidential counselling
–  Dedicated GP and nurse services
–  Mindfulness
–  Menopause support resources
–  Other wellbeing and support

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Pay, Conditions of Service and pensions

We are committed to offering pay, national terms and conditions in line with national agreements. We have established a Joint Consultative Committee with recognised unions so that we can develop our employee relations culture.

All contracted members of staff will be automatically enrolled into a career average pension scheme with either the Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pensions scheme. The Blue Kite add a generous employer contribution which varies dependent on your salary. Staff can opt out of the scheme if they wish.

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A Supportive Central Team/Lighthouse and Educational Psychologist

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We have a small central team that is committed to providing support and assistance to our schools and staff. Whether it is HR, payroll, finance, governance or health and safety, we are available to respond to your queries.

Additionally, we employ our own early intervention team, supporting children with SEMH and inclusion as well as providing family support. We employ an excellent Educational Psychologist who supports schools with interventions and delivers training and coaching for all staff.

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Teamwork and Collaboration

We currently have 13 schools in our Trust and as Leaders, we believe in collaboration and working together. We offer School to School support, with specialists sharing their knowledge and best practice, offering opportunities for staff to gain experience working across different settings. We recently had a Trust wide away day, which was a valuable opportunity for all our staff to hear keynote speeches, network, collaborate and receive bespoke training suited to their roles.

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Train to Teach – Initial Teacher Training

Blue Kite offers the opportunity for trainees to train to become a primary school teacher at Inspire Professional Development, through our Initial Teacher Training programme in partnership with Ambition Institute and Liverpool Hope University. We offer a tailored and ‘on the job’ route into teaching, where trainees receive ongoing training and support from outstanding, experienced professionals. Our ITT curriculum provides our trainees with theory, subject knowledge and invaluable classroom practice, to support them in becoming competent and confident teachers.

We award places on the School Direct (PGCE and QTS) route into teaching. We recruit trainees in the primary phase from 5-11 years.

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Early Career Teachers

Inspire Professional Development has partnered with The Swindon and Wiltshire Teaching School Hub and Ambition Institute (an accredited lead provider) to deliver The Early Career Framework to both Early Career Teachers (ECTs) and Early Career Mentors (ECMs). The Early Career Framework is a new two-year entitlement of professional development to help early career teachers build on their high-quality Initial Teacher Training and continue to develop their classroom practice and subject knowledge. The ECF is supported and fully funded by the Department for Education.

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Producing Oustanding Teachers To Shape The Minds Of Young People

Inspire Professional Development is part of The Blue Kite Academy Trust. We believe that great schools cannot exist without great teachers, and that great teachers can continue to get better. 

At Inspire, we provide the Department for Education's 'golden thread' of quality training and continuous professional development. The Golden Thread is a key strategy of the DfE and as such has evidence informed, research based professional development programmes that are designed for each stage of a teacher's career. This starts with the Core Content Framework for Initial Teacher Training, to the Early Career Framework which provides a two-year induction for Early Career Teachers, to the specialist and leadership National Professional Qualifications. We are able to support professionals in the education industry at every stage of their career.

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