Our staff

Discovery believe everyone should have limitless learning opportunities and places staff development and wellbeing at the centre of our strategic planning.

Working for Discovery

Discovery is an innovative, high performing multi-academy trust working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland dedicated to improving learning and teaching by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all children are placed at the heart of all decision-making regardless of the school they attend. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively in order to provide an outstanding education for all children, so children achieve their full potential in line with our company vision.

To help us realise this we recruit hard working inspirational people, committed to our five-core values; Excellence, Respect, Partnership, Integrity and Altruism. It is only with such outstanding people that we can succeed in our vision. In return we offer dynamic and energetic school environments to work from with opportunities for progression, and a wealth of career development prospects for everyone. Colleagues are able to move between schools to gain experience, collaborate with partners, join network and peer to peer groups and work in different roles as appropriate, including secondment opportunities.

Professional development

Discovery believe everyone should have limitless learning opportunities and places staff development and wellbeing at the centre of our strategic planning. All colleagues are offered training opportunities, high quality professional development and ongoing feedback through carefully structured appraisal systems.

Our Apprenticeship Strategy improves year on year as new employment opportunities are created for people wanting a career in education as well as providing existing staff opportunities to start new learning journeys to gain higher work based qualifications that help them grow but have a positive impact on the organisation.

We are committed to helping our employees develop their skills and qualifications and have a fantastic track record of career progression.

Employee rewards & benefits:

  • Attractive Pension Schemes: Teachers Pension and Local Government Pension Scheme,
  • Full support of school/Discovery leaders towards professional development
  • Schools working collaboratively to develop joint practice development projects
  • Succession Planning Initiatives that support structured career progression
  • Innovative appraisal procedures
  • Access to Wellbeing Service and free and confidential counselling support
  • Salary Sacrifice Schemes: including KiddiVouchers
  • Retail Discount Platform (Wider Wallet) – discount vouchers for high street shops and businesses
  • Reduced gym memberships
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Car parking at all schools and most schools have good transport links
  • Free Eye tests and contribution to eyeglasses
  • Free tea/coffee in staffrooms

Career planning

Discovery knows the importance of working with staff across the entire organisation to ensure that their career objectives are regularly discussed and used a focal point for planning their professional development. All our schools and teams have access to an annual career development and professional learning plan which is completed by each member of staff alongside their line manager. The plan provides an opportunity for every member of staff to reflect on their current role and consider where they might want to go within the next 3-5 years. This coaching style conversation leads to a meaningful dialogue between the employee and manager and ensures that all staff professional development is centred around their goals and how they can bring about more impact for the children and adults they work with. Each member of staff owns this plan and reviews this with their manager 4 times per year adjusting as they progress.

We are passionate about making sure we have a flow of talented people and this process allows Discovery to support school leaders and managers in the central team to carefully plan next steps for staff as a part of a trust wide a process. This process helps us to ensure that there are talent pathways in place for staff who are looking for career progression and increased responsibility and equally helps staff to focus their learning on something that makes them more impactful.

For more information about our Career Planning process please contact:
HR Team – 0116 318 4066

Jobs

All vacancies are advertised via Eteach and job applications managed through their candidate management software. This easy system makes applying for jobs simple and quick and you have the assurance our schools are receiving your application documents promptly.

Why not join the Discovery Talent Pool on Eteach so that you can be the first to learn about vacancies when they arise. This GDPR secure database is visible to all schools in our multi academy trust and allows you to leave your contact details and CV so we can contact you to share vacancy information. You can join Discovery Talent pool here If we start advertising a vacancy that matches your profile, we can then get in contact with you.