Staff Benefits

Working with us at the Wessex Learning Trust offers you many benefits. As an organisation we believe in nurturing our staff and providing them with opportunities to extend their professional development, as well as offering benefits outside of work to support a healthy work-life balance.

Pension Schemes

We offer fantastic pension packages for both teaching and support staff in our Somerset and North Somerset schools. These pension packages have a range of benefits including life assurance benefits, ill health benefits and voluntary early retirement benefits.

Find out more about the Teachers’ Pension Scheme here

Find out more about Peninsula Pensions for support staff based in Somerset schools here

Find out more about Avon Pension Fund for support staff based in North Somerset schools here

Staff Wellbeing

Our staff are our greatest asset, and as such we believe in providing employees with the resources they need to have a positive experience of work. We have trained Mental Health First Aiders across our schools and offer training to employees interested in becoming a Mental Health First Aider.

We offer free unlimited access to Care First, a 24-hour confidential counselling, information and advice service for employees. This service includes up to 6 telephone counselling sessions per problem, up to 6 face-to-face counselling sessions per problem, access to Care First Lifestyle – an online service with useful resources including webinars, articles, and tools to support with managing home finances.

Our staff can also access the Work Mental Health Support Service, which is a confidential service delivered by Remploy, and is a available to any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work.

Cycle to Work Scheme

The Cycle to Work Scheme enables employees to request a bicycle purchase loan which is operated in partnership with Halfords. The scheme offers tax incentives/discounts when purchasing a new bike.

Training and Development

We are committed to the continuous development of all our staff and run numerous CPD programmes to provide the opportunity to develop and flourish. We also create opportunities for staff and schools to work together and share best practice so we can learn from each other.

Leisure Centre Membership

All our employees are entitled to more than half price membership at our Kings Fitness and Leisure – offering unlimited access to the state-of-the-art gym, 25m swimming pool and many fitness classes and sports activities for all the family.

Retail Discounts

We offer a discount retail platform which offers a range of discounts on big brands, as well as restaurants, cinemas and large department stores.