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We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated. As a group we can reward you better than any school could alone, and this includes your employee benefits.

We want to bring out the ‘best in everyone’ so, when you join us, you can be confident that you will receive the opportunities, guidance and materials you need to excel in your role and contribute your best.

Teaching is an incredible career, that changes lives for the better. Teachers deserve to be rewarded, and our pledge, to all our academy teachers, is that by working for us you will benefit from more pay, more time, and more support.

More pay

  • We pay an average of 5% above national scales – the best rates of pay in the sector.
  • We offer starting salaries of £39,500 in Inner London, and £32,850 nationally.
  • We offer a health cash plan giving you money towards essential medical treatment.
  • Our staff discount scheme saves you money on supermarket shopping, gym memberships, holidays and more.

More time

  • All our academies start every term with an additional INSET day set aside for your own planning (in addition to the usual five INSET days - giving you eight in total).
  • At least one guaranteed paid personal day each year, to use as you want.
  • We offer opportunities for flexible working.

More support

  • We provide high quality training and development for every stage in your career.
  • Every teacher benefits from a bespoke development plan to support your progression and aspirations.
  • We give you access to a high-quality curriculum with excellent resources.
  • Benefit from support from expert subject advice.
  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing programme, providing support with issues from legal and financial to family and housing; access to free counselling; and other wellbeing support.

Benefits for all our staff

We pay all our staff fairly, and we have a wide range of benefits to help you financially. Our Health Cash Plan gives you money back on essential healthcare, from opticians to physiotherapy, and guarantees you 24/7 access to an online GP. Our staff have access to discount schemes that save you money on your weekly supermarket shopping, gym memberships, holidays, breakdown cover, cycle purchase and car leasing, discounted fees in our independent schools, and hundreds of other perks and savings.  

We place a high priority on developing our staff. A supportive annual review process shapes a tailored programme of personal development for every employee. We run dozens of professional networks for both teaching and support staff to help you connect with and learn from colleagues in similar roles. As a group, we offer more opportunities for promotion and career development, and our staff are eligible for free Chartered College of Teaching membership.  

We support your wellbeing. Hybrid and flexible working are available where roles allow, and we offer benefits from enhanced parental leave and employee assistance and wellbeing programmes, to free flu vaccines. 

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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