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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"


Private 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, provided by Scottish Widows.

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 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. 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 from their first day of employment, with a selection of tasty and nutritious hot and cold food prepared every day by our in house Chef.


Free breakfast

All staff can grab breakfast on us on the last day of each half-term. What better way to start the day with a tasty hot bacon or sausage bap, toast or cereal, prepared by our very own Chef?


Staff Loan Scheme (Trial)

We're pleased to be able to offer staff an interest free loan to buy a bicycle, computer, or travel season ticket, or a car loan at a low 3% interest rate.


Employee Referral Scheme (Trial)

Staff who refer candidates for an eligible vacancy at the school have the opportunity to earn up to a £400 referral payment if we hire them (and they stay with us).


*Employee benefits are subject to each scheme's terms and conditions. Not all employee benefits commence on an employee's first day of employment, and may be linked to the successful completion of any probationary period. 


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

0151 632 3201