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About Believe Academy Trust

Believe Academy Trust are a multi-academy trust with the objective of raising education achievement for children by providing a first-class education that will inspire, motivate, challenge and unlock potential.

Southwark Primary School was the founding academy in the trust, merging with Arnbrook Primary School in 2014. Today, there are three academies with the same goal to achieve more by recognising and harnessing the power of individuals while working as a collective.

The trust is also committed to building an inspiring place to work that is accountable to its employees and provides generous career opportunities. They have a strong foundation in terms of the structure and substance of its professional development programmes. Believe’s model provides theoretical foundation to produce the “thinking employee” while concurrently having strong partnerships and realities of professionalism in employee development.

They are based in Nottingham and funded by the state to educate primary age children (3-11 year olds). The Chief Executive Officer is Graham Boyd.

What is it like to work for Believe Academy Trust

Graham visits each of the three schools every week, ensuring he is visible to all staff. The rest of the leadership team also have the same attitude, attending meetings across the schools and promoting a very friendly organisation.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
From the outset, employees are made aware of career flow opportunities, either at a ‘fast-track’ rate or a ‘slower burn’ progression, to harness the power of individuals and enable the bespoke pursuit of personal interests linked to the profession.
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My Company
In 2017, Believe Academy Trust committed to being a great place to work. An example of the effort they have made is a project that allowed all support staff to have an accurate, evaluated job description.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

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    13% / 87%

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