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ABOUT UNITED LEARNING

United Teaching is not just a teacher training programme, it is a path to a long-term career. By joining the course, you are joining United Learning, a national Group of academies and independent schools working to bring out the best in everyone. Here, you have the potential for rapid promotion to middle and senior leadership roles in our schools, or a Group-spanning position. Within just a couple of years, some of our trainees have gone on to become heads of year or faculty. Training doesn’t end with your QTS, either. Once you’ve joined a United Learning school, you can expect a structured pathway of continuous professional development, through the United Learning Institute.

 

WHERE TEACHING IS BETTER SHARED

We are a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children across England. Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, and our own curriculum all help us share knowledge to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

 

Developing Your Career

Training doesn’t end with your QTS. Once you’ve joined a United Learning school, you can expect a structured pathway of continuous professional development, through the our training programme, the United Learning Institute. Our People Development Pathways offer bespoke training, and are specifically tailored to your needs, our cluster model allows schools to offer local CPD, and our talent streams ensure you are given the opportunity to develop your career.

BENEFITS THAT SUIT YOU

For our incredible staff to truly believe in those values, they need to feel valued themselves - starting with financial rewards and solid career progression.

Quite simply, we believe in leading market trends with better remuneration packages, so that we can ensure the best talent joins – and stays – with us. In your first two years as a qualified teacher, you can expect to receive at least a 4% higher salary than if you took a role in the maintained sector. In addition, our benefits options are undoubtedly competitive, with every member of staff being entitled to a core benefits and lifestyle package, plus a number of ‘bolt on’ flexible options.

Core Benefits

Every employee at United Learning will receive:

  • A contributory pension scheme, meaning we’ll save together for your retirement.
  • Occupational sick pay, protecting you and your family.
  • Reduced fees at a number of independent schools for your children.
  • Continuous Professional Development options that will be tailored to your needs. 

  • At least eight INSET days per year in all our academies, with three dedicated to planning.
  • BUPA Cover (senior appointments only).
  • Competitive maternity, paternity and adoption benefits.
  • The scope for flexible working. 

Flexible Benefits

You can also choose to sacrifice some of your salary to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Save up to £1,000 a year with Childcare Vouchers.
  • Enjoy a brand new bicycle for a lower cost in the Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Improve your health with up to 40% off a gym membership, courtesy of GymFlex.
  • Reduce your outgoings with a number of retail savings.
  • And many more

As the payment for any benefits you choose are taken from your salary before tax and National Insurance is deducted, you will make considerable savings – meaning more in your pocket at the end of each month.

 

 

YOUR WELLBEING

Your wellbeing is our priority at United Learning. It is vital for us to have a healthy and happy workforce which, in turn, ensures you are providing the best education for children.

We are working with RobertsonCooper on a programme to support wellbeing which all schools will have access to. This programme equips schools to integrate staff wellbeing into their everyday approach. They have provided training sessions, resilience support, resources and ongoing advice on proactively managing staff wellbeing within United Learning schools.

We also offer the gift of time, with every academy having at least eight INSET days per academic year, with three solely dedicated to planning for the upcoming term. These extra INSET days provide valuable support to staff and make a contribution to improving working life at a time when reforms to curriculum, exams and testing (amongst other things) are creating significant demands.

For more information about working at United Learning, visit our dedicated careers site.

 
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