Supporting and Developing Our People

Northern Star Academies Trust is made up of over 600 people, working as a team to deliver high quality education. The Trust employs around 250 teachers and leaders and just over 350 associate staff across other disciplines.

Everyone’s contribution matters – from our classroom teachers working directly with children and young people to our colleagues who keep our schools clean, safe and secure; from our finance team who ensure we get the most for our money, to our teaching assistants who support some of our most vulnerable pupils.

Career Entitlement

Every member of the NSAT team – teachers and associate staff - is eligible for our Career Entitlement Programme. This a mixture of our own internal CPD programme alongside external programmes and experiences. The Entitlement is designed to support staff at each of stage of their career, to support their practice and enable them to move to the next stage of their career.

Student and Staff Well-being

As a Trust Partnership, we take pupil and staff well-being seriously. For the people who work for our Trust Partnership, we want every individual to enjoy their job, as part of a healthy work/life balance.

  • We have a network of highly committed Well-being Ambassadors representing each of our schools. The role is helping to raise awareness of positive mental health and well-being and provide colleagues with information and share ideas and strategies.
  • In Summer 2021, we appointed a ‘Thinker in Residence’ (a Research Doctorate) to work with the Trust to develop effective and sustainable evidence-based practice, as part of several workstreams intended to support and promote positive staff mental and physical health and well-being.
  • We are developing a Trust Well-being Charter to set out our shared aim to improve well-being for both pupils and staff.
  • Each of our Local Governing Bodies has a designated well-being link governor as we believe this is a crucial role to support leaders in ensuring that well-being and reducing workload are prioritised.

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