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Benefits of Working for the GDST  

At the GDST, we know that when our staff have support in all aspects of their life, they can concentrate on being the best they can be professionally. That’s why our benefits include: 

  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment, including a shorter academic year in comparison to the state sector. 
  • Study leave, accessible after a qualifying period.   
  • A commitment to CPD, which includes access to extensive professional development opportunities, training grants for qualifications and an online training portal. 
  • A generous flexible private pension scheme.
  • A free lunch during term time. 
  • Free use of the fully-equipped gym and pool facilities.  
  • Free life assurance benefit. 
  • A positive approach to flexible working, enabling support with family and caring responsibility wherever possible. 
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools. 
  • Interest-free loans for training, computer and tech equipment and season tickets. 
  • Cycle to Work scheme. 
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing, including the Employee Assistance Programme which offers welfare counselling. This covers areas such as family and personal relationship difficulties, ill-health, debt, stress, career and work concerns, alcohol and drug dependency and bereavement.
  • Mental health first aiders in school, and a school Nurse. 
  • A commitment to staff voice, through our termly Wellbeing Committee, our annual staff survey, regular department meetings, INSET days tailored to communication and collaboration, and a termly programme of continuous conversations.  
  • Social events, such as show performances for staff and their families and subsidised Christmas and end-of-term get-togethers
  • Access to the Pluxee app, which offers discounts on hundreds of brands across the retail and lifestyle sector, including Primark, Samsung, M&S, Argos, Tesco, Cineworld, The White Company, and the National Trust.  
  • Free on-site parking.