staff development

A place to work, a space to grow

At Connect, we commit to offering an excellent programme of training and development for everyone working in our schools.

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When you choose a career with Connect, you can be assured that your contribution will be valued. If you have the passion and drive we demand in our staff, we’ll reward it with excellent professional development opportunities.

Learning isn’t only for the pupils. Whatever your role in a school, continuous training and development help to sharpen and update your skills, build confidence and facilitate career progression. We invest in you and support your growth because a highly competent and motivated workforce means cohesive teams and the best outcomes for our children.

Benefits for our staff within schools

Expert support and guidance

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Inclusive workplace culture

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Excellent training opportunities

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Curriculum support for teaching teams

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Investment in professional development

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"We want the best for everyone who works in Connect Academy Trust. For our children to thrive, our staff need to feel confident, valued and encouraged in their roles. To that end, the Trust is committed to developing a professional learning community, where everyone has the right to be nurtured. We also want the best people to be working in Trust, so we develop talent and strength from within, whilst also being keen to bring in outstanding people from outside the Trust."

Sarah Ryder

School Improvement Lead at Connect

"It has felt good to be part of a larger team. I know I can contact other members of the Trust to collaborate, support each other and share our knowledge."

Mrs Monk

Year 4 Teacher

"There's a supportive and caring atmosphere. Senior leaders are aware of staff and pupil wellbeing and always consider ways this can be improved. I feel listened to."

Debbie Baker

Assistant Headteacher

"A sense of a wider team and support network. You never feel on your own as you are surrounded by knowledge and expertise."

Miss Davies

Year 6 Teacher

"I feel incredibly supported. It is great being a part of a Trust as there are opportunities to work with many other talented, wise and supportive people."

Miss Davies

Year 6 Teacher

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