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Employee Benefits

Being part of our staff team

"Changing children's lives"

We're proud of our school and the benefits it brings to our young people. We believe all members of staff play an important part in what makes our school unique and our amazing team is what makes us a school that believes in 'changing children's lives'

Staff here describe the team as 'family' and being part of this team is something our staff value.

Our relationships with our young people we believe are unique. We get involved with our pupils and enjoy playing an active part, not just in learning but in all activities; wellbeing adventures, World Book Day, the end of year Talent Show, sports day, arts & theme days and trips out. Developing this trust, understanding and connection with pupils is key to them achieving their potential and also their positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our unique vibe

In a recent survey staff were asked about our strengths of the school. Here's what our staff say:

  • "We are a very caring school which supports pupils throughout their whole time"
  • "Family like atmosphere"
  • "Nurturing"
  • "Friendly and caring"
  • "Compassionate"
  • "Each pupil is valued as an individual"
  • "Motivating"
  • "Positive relationships"
  • "Empowering pupils"

 

Benenden Health Care 

 

 

All staff are eligible for Benenden Health Care. This is a totally confidential healthcare scheme and can be extended to family members. This offers:

  • GP 24/7
  • Prescription services
  • Psychological helpline
  • Wellbeing Support
  • Medical Treatment & Surgery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medical Diagnostics

Visit the Benenden Health website to find out more

 

Saving for the future

 

 

All non-teaching staff are eligible (and will be automatically enrolled) to join the School’s Private Pension Scheme, after 3 months of employment.

The School will match your contributions (like for like) to your private pension up to 7% of your annual salary.

 

 

 

All teaching staff are entitled to join the Teachers Pension Scheme subject to satisfying a specified eligibility criteria and subject to the scheme rules as amended from time to time. 

 

Looking after you and your family in the difficult times

All employees are enrolled (free of charge) into our Group Life Assurance Scheme – provided by Unum. After 6 months of employment, and through Unum, if you were to die unexpectedly your nominated beneficiary would receive up to 4 x your annual salary.

 

Building your capability

From day 1 of your employment you will be supported with your Continuous Professional Development, with a focus on supporting you to build your personal levels of capability; helping you to become the best version of you that you can be.

 

Free lunch

All staff are entitled to a free lunch, a  selection of hot and cold food is provided by the Catering Team for all to enjoy.

 

 

 

West Kirby School and College, Meols Drive, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 5DH

0151 632 3201