Thank you for visiting our website to find out more about what working life is like within our Trust.

We recruit the very best people and it is important for us to retain talent. Our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of our children, providing opportunity, insisting on high standards and making a long term commitment to our pupils, families, communities and schools. Our schools are on a journey to become world class and it is essential that every employee in our Trust family is part of that commitment.

One of our founding principles is ‘to always act in the best interest of pupils’. We believe the best way to achieve this is to look after our colleagues.  This means:

  • We follow national pay and conditions in the STPCD / Burgundy Book for teaching staff and follow the terms set out in the Green Book for support staff.
  • We commit to full union recognition and partnership working practice.
  • We commit to meaningful professional development.
  • We commit to developing meaningful staff wellbeing practice.
  • We commit to reduction of unnecessary workload (both in terms of practice and culture).

We listen to our staff and make changes where we can. Staff are provided with opportunities to develop both personally and professionally; schools and the trust have a CPD budget that caters for staff development. 

Our benefits and wellbeing package includes:

  • Both schools have a team of catering staff who source fresh, local ingredients and they prepare restaurant quality meals each day.
  • A health cash plan for employees, which includes cash back on certain medical treatments. This is also an information hub for all things relating to health and wellbeing.
  • A generous discretionary leave policy, helping staff to balance their family life with work commitments.
  • An Employee Assistance Programme, which offers a confidential 24/7 advice line and up to six free counselling / talking therapy sessions per incident.
  • Free flu jabs for all employees.
  • Gym suites that staff are able to use before and after school.
  • Free use of facilities (MUGA Pitch, Theatre, etc.)
  • Coaching and mentoring.
  • Occupational Health.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Staff social events.
  • Free lunches for staff supervising children on the Duty Rota.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our staff and aim to continue to develop our wellbeing initiatives through staff feedback.

As a Trust we have a Joint Conciliation and Negotiation Committee, working with local Trade Unions to consult and discuss changes, policies and agenda items that impact our staff. Within our schools, meetings occur locally for matters raised by staff to be discussed with representatives from trade unions, teaching and support staff. The groups focus on communicating changes and raising matters such as workload or health and safety. Staff bring ideas to the meetings and, where we can make changes, we do. The feedback from these groups are that staff feel listened to and the meetings have a positive impact.

Each school has a Wellbeing Committee/Team, who organise wellbeing and social activities. There are always opportunities for staff to get involved in leading team charity events or social activities. In June 2022, the Trust are taking on the National Three Peaks Challenge!

We believe that recruitment is a two-way interview process and we hope that you find all of the information you need to make an informed decision about applying to work with us on this website, or if you are interested in a vacancy at one of our schools, directly on their website.