Working for our trust
The Nova Education Trust offers an exciting, dynamic and collegiate workplace environment. We believe that staff make a difference to children’s lives: staff development and professional learning are at the centre of our strategic planning to make this a certainty.
All staff in the Trust have a wide range of opportunities to develop their professional skills, knowledge and experience. As part of our Trust, staff can engage with professional learning at an individual, school, Trust, regional and national level, as learners and as facilitators and designers of excellent staff training. We see all of our staff as career-long learners and our commitment to professional development includes supporting staff to engage with a range of formal qualifications (such as the NPQs and post-graduate study) as well as bespoke provision to meet emerging needs and aspirations. We have close relationships with a number of excellent external partners as part of this extensive offer, including the University of Nottingham, the Confederation of School Trusts (CST), Ambition Institute and the National Association for School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT). We also have a range of international partnerships through COBIS (working with a group of European international schools) and Jyvaskyla University’s teacher training provision in Finland.
The Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT is our innovation award winning Initial Teacher Training provider and we have a team dedicated to provision for Early Career Teachers. Our open, inclusive and collaborative Trust culture offers the opportunity for wider professional networking and opportunities to lead and learn from colleagues working in a diverse range of settings.
The Nova Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect all staff, partners and volunteers to share this commitment.
All staff are recruited under our safer recruitment processes, in line with DfE requirements, which includes DBS checks. We have a suite of safeguarding procedures, policies and guidance for all of our staff and volunteers to ensure we actively promote children and young people's welfare and safety.
We are also committed to equality of opportunity in employment and it is our policy to promote equal opportunities in employment, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, creed, disability, sex, age, marital status or sexual orientation. This applies to recruitment and selection practices, training, promotion and in the application of national and local agreements in respect of pay and conditions of service.