Benefits of Working Here

It’s not just our students we take care of, so as well as the chance to work in an inspiring environment, with beautiful surroundings, we offer the following benefits to staff.

 

Generous Annual Leave entitlement

All staff receive a competitive annual leave entitlement, including the statutory bank holidays.  Staff on TTO contracts have this factored in to their working pattern.

Pension Schemes for Academic and Non-Academic staff

We offer a money purchase scheme to our Non-Academic staff, whilst Academic staff have the option to join either the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or the Defined Pension Contribution Scheme through Royal London.

Simply Health (subsidised health plans)

Simply Health provides cost-effective, accessible and manageable health cash plans.  We are able to offer discounted access to staff.

 

Discounted membership of Taunton School’s Sports Club

Our membership package includes use of two swimming pools, a modern fitness suite, and an extensive range of sports facilities including tennis, squash and use of the sports hall.

 

Discounts with local businesses

We have a range of discounts that have been generously provided by local businesses, including Nuffield Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Gym, Pizza Express, Buff Day Spa and more…

 

Access to onsite refreshment in our state of the art dining facility

In 2020 we built a state-of-the-art dining hall with a large modern kitchen to accommodate the whole school community. This is a light and spacious facility which is open to staff.

 

Free onsite parking

Ok, so it’s not that exciting, but as a large employer close to the town centre we feel it is a benefit to be able to park onsite at no cost!

Cycle to Work scheme

In partnership with Co-operative Flexible Benefits, we offer a Cycle to Work scheme.  This is a Government initiative which sees staff make significant tax savings.

Learning and development opportunities

From Induction to mandatory training; from INSET to CPD programmes; we are committed to learning and development ensuring that you can grow and develop in your role.   

Wellbeing resources

It’s not just the wellbeing of our students that is important to us. We know that promoting wellbeing can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. We have a dedicated section on our Intranet to Wellbeing. Within this are tips for wellbeing; self-guided resources; wellbeing policy; coronavirus support; “someone to talk to” and more.

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