The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (Aquila)


Trust Description

Through inclusive and innovative practice we nurture through the Aquila family to provide exceptional learning experiences enriching the lives of all in our unique communities.

We aspire to excellence; to secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people, enabling them to fulfil their potential and make a worthwhile contribution to our diverse, dynamic society.

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust is an established and highly successful Multi-Academy Trust currently consisting of primary schools and expecting to grow over the coming years.

The Trust offers: • outstanding mentoring and coaching • full induction programme for all new staff • excellent professional development opportunities • an enviable track record of career progression • collaborative working in a supportive team environment

We are committed to ensuring our academies work together, sharing their strengths, to provide a great education for every pupil. We believe learning must be engaging and relevant and develop the whole child. Our academies design their coverage of the curriculum to provide challenging and exciting learning experiences in a caring and nurturing environment which is based on our strong values. Our academies value every individual and celebrate differences through their culture of mutual trust and shared values.

We want to deliver and develop best practice through learning together and engaging with action research with Canterbury Christ Church University. We want our academies to serve their local communities through links with churches, each other and to develop wider networks enabling staff and pupils to flourish. Through developing leadership at all levels we want the pupils in our academies to become happy, successful, well rounded individuals who develop into lifelong learners.

We have an English Hub, Behaviour Hub and Associate Research School within our MAT and Aquila is a lead MAT for behaviour.

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Schools in this Trust

Vacancies at this Trust

Support Jobs

Site Manager - Full Time

Archbishop Courtenay Primary School

Ref:KCC886-2027-140S Posted:11/07/2024 Start Date:September 2024

Make a Difference Where it Matters: School Site Manager Do you thrive in a vibrant school environment and have a knack for keeping things running smoothly?  Are you a jack of all trades?  Do you want to enjoy...

Application Close Date:31/07/2024 View Job Details

Teaching Assistant (Fixed Term Cover) - Fixed Term

St Laurence in Thanet CE Junior Academy

Ref:KCC886-2014-97S Posted:11/07/2024 Start Date:September 2024

Are you enthusiastic about children’s learning and committed to all children and adults feeling valued? Our friendly, hardworking team are looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated TA to join our tale...

Application Close Date:05/08/2024 View Job Details

Wraparound Care Supervisor - Term Time

Reculver CEP School

Ref:KCC886-2048-142S Posted:18/07/2024 Start Date:September 2024

We are looking to appoint a Wraparound Care Supervisor to support pupils at our after school club.  We are a happy, successful school with lovely children who enjoy their learning. The responsibilities will include...

Application Close Date:23/07/2024 View Job Details

Teaching Assistant - Term Time

St Clement's CE Primary School

Ref:KCC886-2144-18S Posted:19/07/2024 Start Date:September 2024

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work 31.25 hours per week, 8.30 a.m. - 3.15 p.m. with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break, Monday - Friday, term time only.    We are looking for a positive and...

Application Close Date:01/09/2024 View Job Details

1:1 Teaching Assistant / Small Group Support - Term Time

Sandwich Infant School

Ref:KCC886-2626-63S Posted:19/07/2024 Start Date:1 September 2024

We are looking to appoint a teaching assistant to work with a group of children in our new Reception cohort. The job is subject to successful high needs funding claims. You will work with a team of teaching assistants, s...

Application Close Date:04/08/2024 View Job Details

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (Aquila)



Suites 19 & 20
Motis Business Centre
Cheriton High Street
CT19 4QJ