Perks & Benefits

Perks & Benefits

Our staff are our biggest asset and their welfare is instrumental to our continued success.    

We have a dedicated, trust-wide wellbeing working group, which is facilitated by an external nationally recognised partner from the Education Support Partnership. Projects to improve communication, better manage workload and improve staffrooms have all come out from discussions of this group, and it was their idea for us to create a dedicated wellbeing hub in our Google sites. There, staff can easily access all our memberships and perks, share tips on wellbeing, and access interesting material and events. All our staff also participate in the school-based Education Support Partnership’s Positive Wellbeing Survey Programme, which gives us an independent insight into how staff are feeling about their workplace.

Fair pay and conditions

We are committed to ensuring that staff have pay and conditions that are at least as good as those in neighbouring maintained schools. This work is carried out with a Joint Consultative Group that has been established between the Trust and national and local Trade Unions (for both teaching and support staff). 

Staff development and CPD

We make significant investments in staff development and CPD. As well as financing masters programmes and giving the opportunity for staff from all schools to participate in a range of leadership development programmes, we subscribe to a number of resources that all staff can access including Optimus Education and Teaching Times. Additionally, teaching staff can make use of our bespoke self-evaluation platform that clearly sets out expectations for leadership positions from Early Leader to Executive Headship.

All staff on payroll have access to a variety of non-contractual benefits. These currently include:

To us, our people and their wellbeing are really important. We work day in, day out, to make sure they’re looked after, listened to and rewarded.

All our employees have complimentary access to Perkbox Sapphire, so when you join the team you’ll also get access to freebies and discounts from some of the biggest brands and stores.

We also provide access to a recognised employee assistance programme, access to salary sacrifice schemes for bikes, season tickets and gym memberships, and Perkbox Medical, giving you 24/7 access to NHS certified GPs via video or voice appointments.

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