Benefits of working at Leigh Academies Trust

At Leigh Academies Trust, we want to provide you with a rewarding and enriching career and to help you to reach your full potential, both professionally and personally.

We strive to retain our highly talented staff and are always finding and developing innovative ways to reward the great work that our staff achieves.


Key benefits of working with us

As an employee of Leigh Academies Trust, here is a taster of the great benefits you can receive from day one;


Professional development opportunities 

  • Access to courses delivered by Thames Gateway Teaching School Hub, Tes Develop, The National College and National Online Safety platforms
  • Regular training and access to a range of internal and external programmes tailored to your learning needs throughout your career
  • Educational sponsorship (application required)
  • Opportunities for career progression as we are willing and able to support moves from one academy to another



  • A competitive salary for both teaching and non-teaching staff whereby pay progression is possible on an annual basis, following successful performance 
  • Access to a highly attractive pension plan; Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Access to services provided by Salary Finance – support provided to build your financial confidence and support when needed with loans
  • Access to a range of benefits and discounts that are sourced specifically for our staff



  • Full-time associate staff receive 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays which increases to reflect your length of service
  • The chance to work with a company who received a ‘Platinum’ Workplace Wellbeing Award for the last two years 
  • Wellbeing champions and access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • 24/7 access to a free virtual GP Service which offers a 24/7 telephone helpline, an online face-to-face consultation service, electronic private prescription services and access to a medical information database
  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice, guidance and counselling
  • Student wellbeing support from our Educational Psychologist team
  • Personal resilience and wellbeing courses 
  • Access to our internal wellbeing platform with a range of ever evolving benefits
  • LAT-wide and academy-specific wellbeing campaigns 



  • Great school buildings with many state-of-the-art facilities across our academies, providing positive working environments
  • Free gym access on selected academy sites
  • Free car parking at every site 
  • On-site catering with great food, all reasonably priced for staff (with the option to buy evening meals so you don’t have to cook!)
  • Social networking opportunities across the trust to create new relationships both inside and outside of the work setting  

We strive to offer a competitive package and always have new benefits in the pipeline which are available to all staff across the Trust… so watch this space!