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

Teaching Jobs

Upper Key Stage 2 Teacher - Maternity

Archbishop Courtenay Primary School

Ref:KCC886-2027-131T Posted:19/01/2024 Start Date:TBC

We are seeking an experienced Upper Key Stage 2 teacher who will inspire, motivate and enthuse our wonderful children.   You will need: *A strong track record of leading the learning of children in Upper Key...

Application Close Date:29/02/2024 View Job Details

Class Teacher - Maternity

St Clement's CE Primary School

Ref:KCC886-2144-16T Posted:12/02/2024 Start Date:September 2024

We are looking for a strong, experienced and dedicated EYFS class teacher to join our team.  This maternity leave will be required from September 2024 for one year. We are dedicated to improving the lives of our wo...

Application Close Date:18/03/2024 View Job Details

Key Stage 2 Class Teacher - Full Time

St Laurence in Thanet CE Junior Academy

Ref:KCC886-2014-93T Posted:20/02/2024 Start Date:September 2024

If you are enthusiastic, quick thinking, adaptable, have a good sense of humour and enjoy a challenge, this is the school for you. This is a role suitable for experienced post ECT candidates.  This is a fantastic...

Application Close Date:15/03/2024 View Job Details

Support Jobs

Teaching Assistant - Part Time

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy

Ref:KCC886-2078-228S Posted:29/01/2024 Start Date:As soon as possible

We are looking for an experienced Teaching Assistant to join our fantastic team in our Specialist Resource Provision (SRP), with a designation for supporting pupils with Autism. St Nicholas CE Primary Academy is part of...

Application Close Date:26/02/2024 View Job Details

1:1 SEND Teaching Assistant - Term-Time Only - Term Time

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy

Ref:KCC886-2078-229S Posted:29/01/2024 Start Date:As soon as possible

We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our committed team, working specifically to support individual children with Specific Special Educational Needs. Previous experien...

Application Close Date:26/02/2024 View Job Details

Part Time Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Brenzett CEP School

Ref:KCC886-2081-145S Posted:01/02/2024 Start Date:Monday 15th April 2024

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and passionate Teaching Assistant with a track record of excellent work with children.   The position involves working in partnership with class teachers with an aim to achi...

Application Close Date:23/02/2024 View Job Details

Cleaner with Keyholder Responsibilities - Part Time

Brenzett CEP School

Ref:KCC886-2081-147S Posted:19/02/2024 Start Date:15th April 2024

We are looking to appoint a reliable, hardworking, flexible and self-motivated person in the role of Cleaner with Keyholder Responsibilities. You will be responsible for the cleaning and lock up duties of the school pre...

Application Close Date:08/03/2024 View Job Details

The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (Aquila)



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