When you join DMAT you become so much more than a part of a Multi-Academy Trust. You are joining a family of professionals who enjoy working together and are committed to using the best available research evidence to transform the life chances of all children.
We are excited about the work that we do and are committed to ongoing professional growth and development. At DMAT ‘getting better never stops’.
At DMAT we have worked hard to grow a culture in our schools where all staff are looked after, supported and professionally enriched. In an ever-changing educational landscape we have kept our focus on four very clear priorities:
Alongside this, we care deeply about staff well-being. All DMAT staff have access to leaders in their school, SCITT and Trust team to whom they can go to for support. We provide all DMAT colleagues with access to our ‘Employment Assistance Programme’, including a range of personal, medical, well-being support and benefits.
At DMAT, we are dedicated to fostering a culture within our schools that prioritises the well-being, support, and professional enrichment of all our staff. If you believe you could contribute to the exciting journey at DMAT, we would like to hear from you!
At DMAT, we embed a ‘tight but loose’ approach. We want teaching to be tight, in terms of focusing on sound , evidence-informed pedagogical principles resulting in strong outcomes for our pupils, but loose in terms of how this is interpreted in classrooms. We do not talk about ‘outstanding’ teaching and we do not grade lessons; instead we talk about great teaching and how all teachers can get that little bit better. Outstanding teaching is formulaic; great teaching accepts that successful teaching looks different in different contexts – great teachers are great at teaching their subject.
We have distilled our approach to great teaching down to six pedagogical principles:
We believe that when teachers implement these principles effectively, children learn well, have high aspirations of what they can achieve and develop into confident and resilient learners.
We allow Teachers to Focus on Their Core Purpose. We understand the importance of constantly reviewing our practices so that teachers are allowed to focus their energies on the main thing – planning and delivering great lessons. We do this by focusing on a number of key areas:
At DMAT we understand that associate staff are an integral part of our success. In the same way that we nurture and develop our teaching staff, we do the same for our associate staff. Here are some of the ways in which we achieve this: