WHY WORK FOR US
LATEST NEWS: From Tuesday 5th January all our schools will be shut in line with the national lockdown. Schools will still be open to vulnerable and critical workers children. Please contact your school to find out more
Working within the Wessex Learning Trust is full of perks:
All staff are entitled to join a pension scheme. Teachers are automatically enrolled with the Teachers’ Pension and Support Staff to the Local Government Pension Scheme. Both schemes offer generous packages
All employees are entitled to more than half price membership at our Kings Fitness & Leisure - offering unlimited access to the state-of-the-art gym, 25m swimming pool and more for just £16.50 per month.
Welfare and Wellbeing
All staff should be happy and healthy at work, and we run wellbeing workshops to help keep our staff feeling their best. Staff also benefit from the services of ‘Care First’ who provide Employee Assistance Solutions - supporting Wellbeing, Performance and Attendance.
We are committed to the continuous development of all staff and run numerous CPL 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.
Flexible Working - Flexible working arrangements are available and will be considered for all staff who meet the qualifying criteria.
Sick Pay, Maternity, Flu Jabs - We are proud to offer generous occupational maternity and sickness pay to all staff. All our schools also offer free flu vaccinations to all staff who would like them.
Annual Leave - We choose to give generous leave entitlements. For support staff these are more generous than statutory entitlements and for Teachers, annual leave is combined within contracts.
Cycle to Work - All employees can benefit from our cycle to work scheme which is operated in partnership with Halfords. The scheme offers tax incentives/discounts when purchasing a new bike.
Recognition and Belonging - We value our staff and the contribution they make, and staff are given regular recognition for the incredible work they do. We also seek to create a sense of belonging at the school and organisational level – with each school having both its own identity, and a strong link to the centre.
Trade Unions - The Trust encourages staff to join unions and maintains a positive relationship with trade unions and professional associations, meeting termly with recognised representatives who negotiate on staff’s behalf.