CET strives to be recognised as an employer of choice. We want to attract high quality staff for our schools and in return offer a ‘people first’ approach so that staff feel part of a community.

We want staff to be confident to both support and challenge one another regardless of position or seniority, feel valued and able to contribute to the development of CET.

We also recognise the need to reward effort and good results as our aim is year−on−year improvement by schools. There are well-developed staff progression routes. We support and develop our staff and give individuals every opportunity to develop and grow with us.

There is a commitment to high-quality Continuous Professional Development programmes. These are geared to not only maximising job satisfaction, but significantly increasing expertise, confidence and skills.

Staff have the opportunity to work across our family of schools, enabling our academies to benefit from wider expertise and to offer individuals fresh opportunities.

We believe that quality of life outside work significantly shapes the way in which people perform, so the need to achieve a healthy work/life balance is a very important aspect of our commitment to staff.

In return, we ask our staff to commit to the trust standards, these include:

  • All of us are responsible for promoting the trust values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.
  • Staff routinely modelling our view that everyone within the organisation is helped and supported to ‘Be the best you can be’.
  • In all decision-making, pupils and students must come first and inclusion is at the heart of our learning approach.
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