Our Rewards

The Evolve Trust is an amazing small trust and our staff really matter to us; we expect people to work hard and do their best for the children in our schools, but in return we believe in personal and professional development and a culture in our schools where staff are recognised and valued for their effort and excellence.

The Evolve Trust is an exciting and rewarding place to work and we value our people.

Having an employee reward scheme in place allows us to say “thank you” to a member of staff, for a job well done, recognising staff for going the extra mile or living and breathing our values.Our pin badge reward scheme has been developed to show our staff how much they are appreciated and details can be found below:

Values Award

The values certificate and gold star pin badge is awarded to staff across the Trust in recognition of alignment to the Trust Values:

Living and breathing our Trust values day in and day out is of key importance to us and this award gives us the opportunity to recognise amazing behaviours demonstrated by all staff which underpin these values.

High Five Award

A weekly ‘High Five’ certificate and pin badge is awarded to staff across the Trust who go above and beyond in their role. The award recognises outstanding effort and can be given to any member of staff who go that extra mile in their role.

Attendance Award


A 100% attendance certificate and pin badge is given to our staff who have had no absences throughout the academic year.

Leadership Award

For headteachers / senior leaders who attend the Trust’s Headship Institute, a development programme created by Claire-Marie Cuthbert, for serving headteachers in the Trust.The Headteachers meet on a fortnightly basis and activity engage with the latest research, encompassing the best practice on leadership.

Senior Leaders who attend Today’s Leaders, Tomorrow’s Heads programme, a bespoke evidence based training programme focussed on the headteacher standards, also receive this award. This intensive leadership programme is based on latest research and provides the opportunity to put theory into practice through challenging and thought provoking practical assignments.

Research Award

The Research Award supports high quality research into educational and leadership practice and encourages innovation and creativity to develop professionally and personally.Core texts such as The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle, The Barcelona Way by Damian Hughes, Spike by Rene Carayol and Culture Decks Decoded by Bretton Putter have been focused on by Senior Leaders throughout the academic year.

Thank a Teacher / Associate Staff

The Evolve Trust recognises annually the thank a teacher / associate staff member days. This is the perfect time to reflect on the amazing work staff do for our young people day in and day out. The impact of the work transforms the life chances of young people across the trust.

World Teacher Day

The Evolve Trust celebrates World Teachers’ Day - we take this occasion to devote appreciation to our teachers.

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”.

- Nelson Mandela

Annual Staff Awards 

The Evolve Trust hosts annual black tie evenings to recognise and celebrate members of staff who have consistently demonstrated our core values. Nominations are given by Trust Headteachers and Claire-Marie Cuthbert awards her own prestigious values award. Winners are presented with certificates and trophies for each of the five values.