ECT – Diss and Scole Primary Partnership


Posted on: Friday 7 June 2024 | St Benet's Multi Academy Trust

Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership

Trust: St Benet’s MAT

Academy Name: Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership

Vacancy Job Title: Early Career Teacher

Pay Scale: Main scale

Full Time/Part Time: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

Start Date: 1st September 2024


The Diss and Scole Primary Academy Partnership consists of Diss Infant Academy and Nursery, Diss CE Junior Academy and Scole CE Primary Academy. Our schools are built on our school values of Aspiration, Resilience and Respect. We are inclusive schools with a passion for supporting and developing the ‘whole child’ within our diverse community. This is a superb opportunity to join a partnership which is thriving and forward looking. The richness of our relationships with our pupils, community and each other are a key element which supports us to enable our pupils to flourish. We are currently looking for an Early Career teacher to join our team within our junior School.


We are looking for an Early Career teacher who:

● Has capability to build positive relationships with pupils, staff and parents

● Has the desire to make a positive difference to our community

● Has high expectations of all children’s learning and behaviour

● Has the commitment to promote the principles of inclusion by enabling every child to fulfil their potential

● Works well as part of a team

● Has experience of adapting and scaffolding high quality lessons to meet the needs of all learners

● Has a passion towards being a lifelong learner and dedicated to continuous professional development; always striving for excellence

● Will promote Christian Values and uphold the Christian ethos of the academy and St Benet’s

● Is creative and willing to share ideas with colleagues


Teachers at our Partnership can offer:

● A supportive, friendly working environment

● A model of collaborative leadership

● Strong pedagogy around teaching and learning

● SLT support through coaching and mentoring

● Shared planning time with colleagues

● A dedicated pastoral team and experienced SENDCo to ensure every child is supported to reach their full potential

● Collaborative approach to raising standards

● ECT time, an experienced ECT Mentor and access to experience from different key stages and schools within our partnership and MAT


We would love to hear from you if:

● Qualifications: Possession of a recognised Bachelor’s degree in Education or a relevant subject, along with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) achieved through successful completion of teacher training.

● ECT Status: Early Career Teachers who have completed their initial teacher training and have not yet completed two full years of induction.

● Safeguarding Awareness: Understanding of safeguarding principles and a commitment to promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.



The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


The Diocese of Norwich Education Services Company (DONESC) has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of DONESC.

Interview Date: Please note suitable candidates will be offered an interview before the closing date.

Closing date: Friday 28 June 2024

How to apply

How to Apply:

Completed application form to be emailed to:

References will be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are encouraged. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher (Jo Cerullo) at 01379 642768 or email

St Benets Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


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