Introduction

We are always interested in hearing from great schools wanting to join our family!

We believe that becoming an academy within our Trust can truly unlock potential through the close working family relationships that we have developed. We are aware of the changing political landscape and the importance that strong partnership arrangements can have in developing schools, ensuring financial economies of scale and securing the best possible education for the children in our care.


First question you may ask is why? Why should my school join Aquila?

Well, the answers are simple. We have...

  • a proven track record in School Improvement - 3 outstanding schools and more to come

  • vast experience of the academy conversion process and will work with and for you to keep the workload to an absolute minimum.

  • built relationships and a reputation with the DFE, RSC, Teaching schools and Universities for excellence and improvement.

  • a local, regional and national outlook, demonstrated by our commitment to developing Kingsnorth CE Primary as an English Hub.

  • the benefit of economies of scale in the procurement of goods and services.

  • an experienced small professional central team that cares about you, your staff and your pupils

  • a clear ambition to be the employer of choice so we have an established staff development and staff rewards
    programme - ask for current details

  • a commitment to the well being of our staff so offer staff care services, occupational health and supervision


Don’t just take our word though. What do our stakeholders say about being part of the Aquila family?

 

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Latest News

By Trust News
Posted: 22/12/2020

Speech and Language Therapist

Speech and Language Therapist Locations: Central office base – Folkestone; Schools – Kent Wide Contract Type: Permanent Hours: 37 hours/week, 38 weeks/year (Term time only) (paid 44.0869 weeks per year inclusive of holiday pay entitlement) but we will also consider part-time and job share requests. Salary Range: Aquila Pay Level i (APLi) £34,245 to £40,281 FTE (pro-rata £28,954 -£34,058) Specialist areas: Education, Paediatric, Mainstream Close date: 31/01/21 Start Date: ASAP Are you a therapist with a commitment to reducing barriers to social mobility? Are you committed to working with children from some of the most deprived areas of Kent? As a multi academy trust, we have schools in some of the most challenging areas of Kent, with a commitment to reduce barriers to social mobility. As a trust, we have moved these schools on so that they provide a good or outstanding level of education and commitment to their children and community. To build on this excellent work we need the support of an independently minded, forward thinking and dynamic speech and language therapist, who is committed to inclusion and removing barriers to social mobility for our young children. We are seeking an experienced therapist who can work with school staff from teaching assistants to head teachers, who shows excellent leadership skills, independence and strategic thinking.  Comfortable working with families, teachers, parents and children breaking down these barriers you will be able to understand the bigger picture and draw on evidence informed and evidence based intervention that can be used to support children. If you show these attributes, then Aquila may be the trust for you. Consisting of 13 school, from small rural to large urban schools, with two specialist resource provision and talks ongoing for more, Aquila are a large trust looking to expand our provision. In collaboration with an educational psychologist a specialist teacher, SENCos and head teachers, you will be at the forefront of creating and developing a service tailored to the needs of children. For your hard work, as a trust we will offer you Enrolment to the Local Government Pension Scheme Travel reimbursement Excellent CPD opportunities HCPC registration is essential to this role as is Enhanced DBS with child and adult barring. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please contact Chris Clarke, Educational Psychologist, for a Job Description and Person Specification for further requirements for this role, at cclarke@diocant-aquila.org or on 07764946138.  
By Trust News
Posted: 27/10/2020

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

KCC announces dedicated helpline for free school meals support this half-term   Kent County Council has announced vouchers for food are available during half-term for families whose children are eligible for free school meals, so that no Kent child goes hungry.   The county’s families most in need will receive supermarket vouchers for each eligible child to ensure they are able to feed their children outside of term time.   A dedicated helpline has been set up and is now open so that Kent’s low-income families are able to quickly and easily access the help they need when they need it most, including during the school holidays. Families who apply will receive one voucher of £15 per child.    The announcement comes after KCC Leader Roger Gough pledged that no child should ever go hungry during school holidays, or at any time.   Speaking after today’s announcement, Mr Gough said: “Kent County Council and our partners in district and borough councils have already helped thousands of Kent residents, including families with school-aged children, since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.   “At the weekend, with the half-term holiday approaching, I reminded residents about the help the Kent Together helpline and webpage offer and urged anyone who was struggling to contact us. This dedicated helpline will streamline and speed up the process so we can get urgent help to those that need it.   “We have now taken that offer of help a step further, setting up a dedicated helpline families can call to apply for vouchers for Free School Meals to be used in a local supermarket during the school holidays.    “This support for families in need has always been in place. I hope, though, that this helpline will enable people who need urgent help to get it, and to get it quickly.   “Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we support the most vulnerable within our community. I hope that this service will quickly provide families with the help they need and ensure that no child in Kent is left to go hungry.”    Anyone eligible for free school meals who needs extra financial support to help feed their children can now visit www.kent.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals or call the dedicated helpline on 03000 41 24 24. You have until next Monday 2nd November 5pm to apply.   Meanwhile, the KentTogether helpline remains open for any other Kent resident who needs support with food, collection of medication and prescriptions and other urgent needs during the pandemic, 24 hours a day. You can get help by visiting www.kent.gov.uk/kenttogether  or calling 03000 41 92 92.
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