The Benefits

The 3-18 Education Trust is a great place to work. But don’t take our word for it, take a look at all the benefits of being with us.

a student and a teacher working on the food the student has made in catering class

Unbeatable Pension Scheme

Thinking about your future? We are too and it’s never too early. We’ll automatically enrol you onto the relevant pension scheme – we will pay a whopping 23.68% into your Teachers Pension scheme or 17.9% if you are a member of our amazing support staff through the local government pension scheme – you’ll find it hard to beat that.


If you’re a Teacher here you really do get 13 weeks paid holiday a year! Whilst holiday allowances vary across the roles, we offer no less than 27 days plus bank holidays– and to top it off, your holiday entitlement grows as your career does – as after five years’ service you’ll be awarded five extra days.  Plus, we run a special leave policy making allowances for paid time off for those unplanned life events or family milestones that we just wouldn’t expect you to miss.

Saving Scheme

Saving for those rainy days has never been easier than with our salary savings scheme where you can have your savings taken directly from your salary into an accredited savings scheme.

Support for you and your family

We understand that becoming a parent, growing your family or looking after those who mean the most to you, can be life changing. That’s why we’re proud to provide policies that fit around your family, whenever you might need it.

teacher and student high fiving in class

Your wellbeing

It’s a top priority for us, and that’s why we look after your physical wellbeing with free eye tests, flu vaccinations, and an outstanding occupational health service. But we’ll also look after your mental wellbeing too, with our employee assistance programme, providing legal, financial, health, parenting and life advice with 24hr access for you and your family members. So important to us that we also provide access to independent counselling specialists to beat those long waiting lists and ensure you have access to the right support at the right time.

We’ve always got you covered

If the unexpected happens – for example, you can’t work because of illness or you’re in an accident – we’ve got you covered with excellent sick pay benefits. Plus, in the event of death in service, we’ll pay up to three times your salary. All these give you financial protection and take away any worries – all at no cost to you.

a picture of a student painting a picture with a teacher watching
teacher showing skulls of animals to children

Electric vehicle scheme

Enjoy a brand-new, insured and fully-maintained electric car for a fixed monthly lease amount. Enjoy fantastic savings with salary sacrifice on a brand-new car, with no credit checks or deposit required, and pay back the costs over 24, 36 or 48 months.

Cycle to work scheme

Choose a brand-new bike and accessories and save on tax and National Insurance. Select a bike worth up to £3,000 and spread the cost over 12 months, interest free

Technology Scheme

The latest Xbox on the birthday list? Washing machine broken down at just the wrong time of year? We have you covered with our newest salary sacrifice scheme, open all year round and open to all staff, spreading the payments for those expensive items over 12 months

teacher showing the students how to play ukalele
teacher helping the student with her clay work

Awards for long service

We owe so much to our long-serving colleagues. That’s why we’re all about rewarding their continuous service and celebrating their key milestones. Just the way it should be.

Career Progression

From bitesize learning right through to professional qualifications. With our trust wide dedicated CPD leads, we believe every colleague should have the chance to progress – personally, professionally and as far as possible. 

Additional Perks

Many of our sites have access to freshly made hot meals at a discounted rate, free carparking, gyms and swimming pools all open to members of staff at greatly reduced rates or free.


And this isn’t all, we’ve got endless benefits that just keep growing and will support you and your family throughout your career with us.

student and teacher in class