What is it like to work at Djanogly Learning Trust?


The best way for us to know what it is like to work for the Trust is to seek staff opinion. This is very important to us and we use a variety of methods to gather feedback. For example, we undertake an annual staff survey. In November 2022, 97% of our staff said that they ‘believe that we live our Trust values by ‘putting children first’ and see this in our actions’.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do and we are very proud that 90% feel they are part of a strong team and 89% said that the feel proud to work for the Trust.

As part  of our Journey to Excellence and our commitment to active employee engagement we have an employee voice forum and a wellbeing committee. Both of these are attended by staff from across the Trust at all levels to feedback to the CEO and HR about areas for development.

We hold an annual Trust Inset event which all staff attend, bringing together a platform to share best practice and network with colleagues within the Djanogly Family.

As part of our commitment to the communities we serve we hold community engagement events and a Djanogly Awards evening for our families and children leading the way in innovation, resilience and excellence.

The video below gives you first hand feedback from our CEO and employees on what it’s like to work for DLT and why they choose to work for us:

Our Benefits

At Djanogly Learning Trust we keep children at the heart of everything we do. We know for every child to have the best education it takes the right people in the right place. Working together as a team. To support all our employees we offer a range of benefits to ensure your wellbeing and professional development opportunities keep you on your journey to excellence. This includes:

    • Opportunities to support your career development
    • Support for your wellbeing and work-life balance
    • Benefits for your family: money back for eye tests and dentist costs, for you and your children
    • Perks with Healthshield: leading to exclusive deals at highstreet stores

At Djanogly Learning Trust we offer a range of support and services within our Trust team. Our expertise, guidance and key skills ensure we support, nurture and develop you in your profession. More importantly, it keeps your focus in the classroom while our team take care of everything else.

We also offer a wide range of Employee Benefits that help with getting to work, the cost of living and Wellbeing:

Every Djanogly Learning Trust employee receives access to Healthshield from day one of employment. Healthshield offers access to private GP appointments, a 24/7 helpline as well as face to face counselling and CBT. The scheme also allows you to claim money back you spend on eye care and at the dentist. You can also claim money back for wellbeing treatments such as a massage and there is physiotherapy support. There is also Perks that gives you discounts on shopping, travel and eating out.

There are many avenues to explore with the benefit of Healthshield which you have access to 24/7.

DLT offers a number of travel schemes which include:

Tram2work – Discounted Tram passes that are paid for by DLT and are then deducted monthly from your salary. This gives you the cost saving of an annual pass but is paid for monthly via your salary.

Bus travel scheme – Similar to Tram2work but for local bus routes across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

Cycle to work – Save money on a new bike for work. The Cycle Scheme operates as a ‘salary sacrifice’ employee benefit. This means that you agree to give up part of your salary in exchange for a benefit – in this instance the benefit is a bike!

Pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme for Support Staff and Teachers Pension Scheme for Teachers). You don’t pay tax or national insurance on your contributions and Djanogly Learning Trust adds a generous employer contribution. All staff are entitled to opt-out of the pension scheme should they wish to do so.

Our pathways are not always straight and simple, interests and talents can be nurtured at many different levels. We ensure we support every individual by giving you the opportunity to feed your curiosity and passions. Each year we open up a bursary window to apply for further professional development funding. This means we can listen and support you, in reaching further heights on your professional journey.

Our individualised performance management cycle ensures we set you targets that will challenge, drive and develop you, as an individual. We ensure our professional development meetings are nurturing your growth in the education industry and driving you in the direction you wish to travel.

At Djanogly Learning Trust we maintain an ever-growing commitment to learning and development and we know, in this job, it is a lifetime of learning that develops us all to be the best we can be.

Our aim is to attract and retain the highest quality workforce and offer flexible and family friendly working opportunities to include part-time, term-time working and job-sharing arrangements. Our leave policy aims to support you with dependents emergencies and for compassionate reasons.

For all our head office staff, we offer hybrid working , which supports the opportunity to work from home a few days a week.

We also offer 25 days annual leave + bank holidays + additional paid closure days at Christmas for our all year round staff. Term time only staff receive 6.6 weeks paid holiday each year.

We also offer a number of benefits that help you to save costs on every day things. There is free tea and coffee at all Academies. Low cost school lunches are available to all employees at all sites. You can also join local gyms and leisure centres with a discount for working in Education. There is also a Nottingham City Leisure centre on our Secondary Academy site that offers a substantial discount for our employees.