The Accord Multi Academy Trust is a Wakefield based Trust; all four academies in the Trust are closely located to one another which lends itself to many opportunities to work closely and collaboratively. All academies are within a three mile radius of one another and can be found a short drive off junction 40 of the M1.
At Accord we are committed to providing world class education for all young people within our community and as such we recognise the pivotal role that our staff play in this respect.
The Trust places at the heart of its development a commitment to high quality professional development for all staff who join the Trust. We understand that by investing in our staff we will create an organisation with a shared vision and values that will transform education for young people.
The Trust is strongly committed to fostering a positive and healthy working environment with wellbeing and workload management at the forefront of all decision making.
Staff satisfaction in the Trust is very positive. We undertake external reviews and listen to the feedback in order to further enhance what we do to benefit staff and pupils in all that they do.
Across the Trust there are a number of opportunities for staff to come together outside of their normal working day in a social or other activity capacity. The Trust and individual academies organise regular staff social events, craft workshops, a staff choir; sporting groups currently include a running club and football matches.
“Working for Accord provides opportunities to work closely with the wider Trust to develop your skills and knowledge and build positive working relationships. I was a School Business Manager at Middlestown Primary when the school joined the Trust in 2016; the support and development opportunities available to me since then have enabled me to progress to a managerial role in the central team alongside completing professional qualifications.”
“Joining Accord this academic year has given me a great opportunity to advance my career in a direction I am truly passionate about. Leaders are given the freedom to innovate and trusted to make decisions that will have a positive impact on pupils. I am certain joining Accord was the right choice for me and my career.”
“Twenty years ago I joined Horbury School as a Special Needs Assistant. Five years later I was celebrating becoming a qualified Maths Teacher having completed a degree and my teacher training. Thank you will never be enough for the opportunities, support and encouragement I have experienced over the years. The rewards from my career at Horbury have been a huge sense of pride and achievement knowing I have made a difference to so many young people’s lives.”