Why work for the GDFT?

Why work for the GDFT?

About the Trust
  • Exemplary track record 
    If you really want to make a difference, then why not join an organisation who can demonstrate experience in providing these opportunities for its staff. The Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT) is well established nationally as a leader of educational best practice and has a positive track record of raising standards in areas of social and economic deprivation and / or educational underachievement. Overall GDFT primary academies improved their KS2 results by over 11 per cent since joining the Trust and all the primary academies have been judged ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.
  • Support given by an acclaimed leadership and central team 
    The GDFT is led by educationalists that have significant experience in a wide range of schools with expertise in areas such as curriculum, special needs, staffing and finances. Then central team provide a wide range of high quality services to academies to enable them to focus on teaching. 
  • The GDFT is a not for profit educational charity 
    We always prioritise our resources to achieve outstanding educational outcomes for our pupils.

Employee Benefits

  • A close knit support network  
    With seven primary academies within a 20 mile radius, the chance of sharing best practise and collaborative working is second to none.
  • We offer extensive development opportunities 
    Professional development is actively encouraged at all levels. We are keen to promote from within, so if you are looking for a career with real progression potential, the GDFT is the place for you.
  • We support working parents 
    Every employee is eligible for childcare vouchers for registered childcare providers, to offset some of the costs of being a working parent. The cost of the vouchers is taken out of your wages before tax and national insurance, meaning that you make a saving on the costs of your childcare every month.