A Workplace For All

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The Dean Trust is committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected, safe and able to express their individuality.

We are working to achieve this through a diverse, inclusive and equitable organisation.

We are committed to listening to our school community, actively seeking support from within and beyond our Trust, and we are embedding ongoing professional development that increases understanding of, and encourages the tackling of, inequity and discriminatory behaviour.

Through our recruitment practices, we are working to remove actual or perceived barriers to access, so that we can attract a diverse range of applicants.

This involves regularly reviewing and amending our processes and accompanying literature to eradicate unconscious bias or language that may exclude or discourage worthy candidates from applying to join our team at The Dean Trust.

We will follow recruitment and selection best practice and monitor trends to identify gaps where we can promote diversity.

We believe that a more diverse workforce brings diversity of mind, experience, opinion and ideas. This will ensure that The Dean Trust is better placed to further improve our schools for the benefit of our pupils, our staff and the communities that we serve.

We have four core values which are equally important and interconnected, shape our business model from the way we work to our curriculum intent.

Our ambition is for our pupils, workforce and those that we work in partnership with to be…

Powerfully knowledgeable


a love of learning

an understanding of technological developments and impact on the world

the acquisition of problem-solving skills

collaboration and independent study

literacy, numeracy and communication skills

achievement of academic qualifications

Global citizens

By developing…

respect for themselves and respectful behaviours towards others

respect for the environment and an understanding of how to protect the earth

an embracing attitude to diversity

pride in their roots but with a passion to travel

values, beliefs and morals that contribute positively to society

an understanding of their place in the world

empathy and respect for human rights

a unique identity within an increasingly diverse society

Healthy in mind, body and soul


making healthy and safe lifestyle choices

developing confidence and resilience

being able to adapt to and manage changing circumstances

managing emotions, attitudes and behaviours appropriately

investment in personal relationships

Ambitious and Aspirational


challenging expectations and ‘the status quo’

challenging that which is presented as ‘the truth’

being curious and creative

taking advantage of opportunities beyond the classroom

knowing that they have infinite potential





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