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 2020, 97% of our staff said they feel proud to work for the Trust and 93% would recommend to others to work for us.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do and we are very proud that 94% feel they are part of a strong team and 95% understand the benefits of working in a trust which shares best practice, networks and collaborates effectively with other academies in our group. Even better, 98% say that our actions are in line with our Trust values to put children first.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Save money on a new bike for work. You choose a bike, hire it for an agreed length of time with interest-free credit then purchase it for a fraction of its original value. 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!

Every Djanogly Learning Trust staff member receives a welcome pack to Healthshield upon day one of your journey at DLT. Healthshield offers access to GP advice and care 24/7, with an opportunity to give you the money back you spend on eye care and at the dentist. Within the platform there is also counselling and wellbeing sessions to support you, this also includes massage and physiotherapy support. There are many avenues to explore with the benefit of Healthshield you have 24/7 access to health and mental wellness care.

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.