Working for Us
Our Philosophy as an Employer
Our overarching aim and vision is for our schools to deliver an exceptional education for children and young people, ensuring that students have access to the highest standards of teaching, resources and learning opportunities.
We are ambitious for our academies. We live in a demanding educational landscape that brings with it challenges, but also opportunities. We are excited by the opportunities for talented and inspirational educators to make an impact and create a powerful legacy.
We seek applicants for our roles who can align with our vision and have the talent, drive and determination to deliver that vision successfully. We support all our schools with our leadership and management, school improvement, legal, financial, administrative, admissions, marketing, premises, safeguarding and HR expertise.
We think our roles are tremendously exciting ones to perform supported by the expert Olympus team. We are inspired by our academies’ journey and consider it a great privilege to design and develop a 21st century school education. We will be very interested to hear your ideas and aspirations too. We are looking for leaders who will deliver an exceptional education for the young people in our care.
Why work for us?
Our staff members are committed, patient, resilient, reliable and reflective.
Our staff deliver quality teaching, hold their colleagues in high regard and display the highest level of professionalism. With honesty and care, our staff will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of excellence. They are scrupulously honest and act with integrity, deal with pupils, parents and staff with respect, demonstrate passion and pride, are prepared, punctual and polite, and make every day matter and every pupil count. If you are as extraordinary, and have the same skill set, we want to hear from you.
We’re passionate and committed to the development and education of our children.
Our young people are fearless, ambitious, positive, aware, compassionate, inquisitive, and use their mistakes to grow. They feel safe, have confidence to explore and share their ideas and take ownership of their own learning. Our pupils think of others before themselves and treat their peers with respect and honour. They take pride in their work and want to affect change within the world around them. With resilience and collaboration our pupils will tread the steps of success and become lifelong learners. They value every lesson and every day, respect themselves, each other and their community, are polite, prepared and demonstrate a sense of pride.
Our parents and our community
Our passionate network of parents is fully involved in supporting the school’s vision. Parents are responsible, realistic, and want the best for all our children. Parents are encouraged to support the work of the school and to work in partnership to maximise opportunities for staff and students.
What our staff say:
“Being able to access the support and expertise of staff in our 9 schools has really helped develop my teaching practice, and I know that I can take the next step in my career while remaining in the same organisation, which is brilliant.” Andy Sharp, Teacher, Bradley Stoke Community School
“I like the team ethos of our support staff; everyone is always willing to help each other and I can genuinely say that our office is a great place to work with colleagues that care about delivering the very best for our schools and young people.” Paula Warren, PA
“I value the work we do with Dave Baker and his team. With their support, my team at Abbeywood and BTEA have transformed lives at a pace. I enjoy our lively educational debates, the absolute focus on children’s needs and the shared passion for high aspirations for all.” Dave Howe, Executive Headteacher, Abbeywood Community School/BTEA
Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as required under the Education Act 2002 and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Olympus Academy Trust will ensure that:-
- Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility
- The policies and procedures adopted by the Academy Improvement Board/Local Governing Committee are fully implemented and followed by all staff
- Sufficient resources and time are allocated to enable the designated person and other staff to discharge their responsibilities, including taking part in strategy discussions and other inter-agency meetings, and contributing to the assessment of children
- All staff and volunteers feel able to raise concerns about poor or unsafe practice in regard to children, and such concerns are addressed sensitively and effectively in a timely manner in accordance with agreed ‘whistleblowing’ practices
- Children and young people are educated about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology as highlighted by e-Safety
Safer Recruitment is aligned to Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021.
What we offer
- The chance to become part of a family of schools within the Trust and a set of values we all share
- Support for your professional development and the opportunity to continue to develop your skills in a well-resourced environment
- A real opportunity to work in partnership with colleagues across the Trust
- Career progression opportunities within the Trust at an appropriate time
- Excellent relationships and loyalty with pupils, parents, carers and the wider community
- Recognition of the importance of your work life balance. Your emotional well-being is important to us, and is set alongside an expectation that the achievement of our pupils is paramount. We strive to balance life and work and create the best possible environment for performance and job satisfaction.
- Employees can join the Thrive mental well-being programme set up in partnership with S. Glos local authority. The Thrive app gives 24/7 support for your mental health including live chat with professionals.
- Pension Scheme
- Annual pay progression opportunities
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Corporate membership of Bristol Zoo/Wild Place at reduced rates
- Free onsite parking
- Preferential Gym rates and on-site exercise classes outside of school hours. Free use of onsite sport facilities available for staff to use e.g. tennis courts, badminton courts, gym equipment
- Coaching/Counselling services
- Termly and annual staff recognition and awards scheme
- Thrive Mental Wellbeing App
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Excellent career prospects with access to opportunities across 9 schools with age ranges from 4-19
- Bespoke Middle and Senior Leadership Programmes
- Overarching succession plan for schools and the Trust
- Comprehensive induction and support
- Teaching School (joint initiative between the Olympus Academy Trust and Castle School Education Trust with Bradley Stoke Community School as named lead school)
Click here to view our current vacancies or join our talent pool
The South Gloucestershire Region
Our schools are all within 4 miles of each other, placed on the outskirts of South Gloucestershire and only a 20-minute car journey from Bristol city centre. South Gloucestershire boasts some stunning countryside areas, yet is close to the motorway if you need it, with South Wales within a 30-minute drive and London only 90 minutes away by train. It is the gateway to Devon and Cornwall and an ideal base from which to explore the whole of the South West.
Bristol is undoubtedly one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. With its rich maritime history as one of the country’s largest ports for over a century, Bristol is a network of architectural, historical and cultural offerings. Bristol’s economy is impressive with major financial institutions, large aeronautics production, Portishead ports, and industry in both the production and service sectors.
In addition the city enjoys a diverse artistic and cultural calendar with theatres, live music venues and a plethora of festivals throughout the year – largely driven by the burgeoning student communities of the city’s two major universities.