Astrea Early Teaching Careers



Early Careers Teachers

Build your career at Astrea Academy Trust

We have 27 schools across two regions of the country, encompassing four local authority areas. We deliver an education across nursery, primary, secondary, sixth-form, special and all-through settings. These are supported by a comprehensive and highly skilled central team. If you are looking to build an exciting career in teaching, then we are the perfect choice for you.

Astrea: Inspiring Beyond Measure

Our focus is on consistently excellent, inclusive teaching and a world class curriculum. By joining our team, you can be assured that you will receive the opportunities, support, and resources you need to be the very best teacher you can be.

With a shared curriculum, national subject advisors, coaching, mentoring and individual CPD plans, your teaching career will develop and grow as much as you want it to.

All our schools are supported in offering professional development that is rooted in evidence-based research to yield the best quality teaching and learning. As a member of the Astrea team, you will receive structured career appropriate CPD, career pathways, coaching and access to qualifications such as NPQs and Apprenticeships.

We believe that diversity drives innovation and are determined to build a culture where difference is valued and celebrated. In creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve; we are committed to continuing to improve the diversity of staff within each of our schools and central teams.

Louise Stanton – Principal, Waverley Academy

‘At Waverley academy, we are passionate about supporting our ECT teachers, to ensure that they thrive in the education sector, supporting the development of our young people. We ensure that all teachers have a strong and robust package of support, which develops their subject knowledge, teacher tool kit and has their wellbeing at heart. Each ECT has an identified mentor, who they work with weekly to agree targets, look at ways to support and engage in deliberate practice time. At Waverley academy, there is a whole school culture of #being brilliant, this includes staff as well as children. We know that we are all learners, and with a dedicated, deliberate and protected CPD programme we can ensure the very best teaching and learning for our children.’

Kiera Burgin- ECT Waverley Academy

‘We have CPD meetings every Tuesday where we learn a range of modelling strategies and behaviour management strategies. We get opportunities to talk about how we have used these in our class, plan with others and get advice. I meet with my mentor weekly, who is always available to support me.’

Emily Walker – Teacher Hexthorpe Academy

‘I am currently in my third year as a teacher at Hexthorpe Primary Academy and being part of the Astrea trust has provided me with opportunities to work collaboratively with other Astrea schools, share practice and develop my skills as a teacher. Being part of this trust has also given me leadership opportunities by working with a network of supportive, inspiring leaders to develop my roles as PE lead and English lead.’

Emily Free – ECT Hexthorpe Academy

‘I have loved being part of the Astrea Academy Trust as an ECT for the past 6 months. I have received ample opportunities to improve my own CPD. This, along with fantastic support from my mentors and staff across the school has really helped me thrive and enjoy my first year of teaching.’


If you would like to register your interest with Astrea for our early careers programme please complete your details below and a member of our team will be in touch with you.

    Do you know that Astrea are a disability confident employer?  We are delighted to be part of such an important movement, which will ensure we have the guidance to challenge attitudes towards disability, tap into wider talent pools and help all individuals across the Trust fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.