Work with us
We are a growing organisation and are looking for professional and inspirational people, with a passion for transforming our students’ learning. We aim to provide excellent opportunities for all and will not treat any applicants, employees, students, or other clients unfavourably by reason of any protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. We strive to provide excellent training and support for our staff and offer career pathways for staff across our different academies and central team. If you feel your next career move is with the Beyond School Trust, please apply for one of the posts listed below, or register with our Beyond Schools Talent pool for future applications.
Careers in Beyond
Working for Beyond Schools Trust is not just a job, it is a career choice with a vocational passion for supporting the education of children and young people. There are so many opportunities available to you to develop yourself throughout your career at Beyond. Read what it is like to work in our Trust in our section Beyond People.
In addition to generous pay and conditions and holiday entitlements, Beyond employees can also access the following employment benefits:
Pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme for Support Staff and Teachers Pension Scheme for Teachers) - both schemes include 3 x salary life assurance cover whilst you remain in service. You do not pay tax on your contributions and Beyond Schools Trust adds a generous employer contribution. All staff are entitled to opt-out of the pension scheme, should they wish to do so
Training and Development
We provide high-quality training to all our staff, including a full suite of National College Training materials and access to the full suite of National Professional Qualifications (NPQML, NPQSL, NPQH and NPQEL) to develop our leaders. We have apprenticeship opportunities (in disciplines including IT, HR, Business Administration) at a range of levels for new and existing staff, and of course bespoke training that meets the needs of every individual within our organisation.
All Trust employees are offered Benenden Healthcare which provide round the clock health support including:
GP 24/7 Helpline
Private Medical Diagnosis
Access to 250+ private medical procedures to beat NHS wait times
24/7 Mental Health Helpline and counselling support
Living and Working in Medway
Medway which has a population of around 280,000 has been a place of significance for thousands of years because of its strategic location as a crossing point on the River Medway; Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral and Chatham Dockyard were built for that very reason.
The towns making up Medway are Chatham, Rochester, Gillingham, Strood and Rainham. Large parts of the area are green and rural with a number of parks, seven of which are green flag accredited and Medway is part of the environmentally important North Kent Marshes on the extensive Hoo Peninsula to the north.
With superb connections to London and Europe, Medway is part of the Thames Gateway and home to the University of Greenwich, University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and the University for the Creative Arts. This is a young and vibrant community that is destined for big things. Beyond Schools Trust are proud to be part of Medway community. To view more about living and working in Medway please see the attached video. We Are Medway - YouTube
Working within the Beyond Schools Trust
Vandana Attra - Teaching Assistant
My story: I was raised and educated to University level in India before I coming to the UK in 1993. I started working as a Teaching Assistant at Thomas Aveling in 2007.
I have been offered several opportunities to work with a range of diverse students from all backgrounds. I have worked with emotionally vulnerable students as well as students with specific Special Educational Needs to ensure they have 1:1 support to make them confident, independent, and resilient learners.
During my time, I have been encouraged to complete several training courses to enhance my understanding of good practice to help students with specific needs progress in each subject. These courses include Autism awareness courses, ADHD, Safeguarding children, Mental wellbeing in children , Promoting positive behaviour.
I enjoy working in a supportive environment where our students are genuinely appreciative of our commitment to them and work hard to ensure they are gaining the best education possible. Our students are respectful and hardworking, and I have been able to build strong relationships with them so they can reach out to me for help when needed. Thomas Aveling is a truly wonderful and supportive place to work, and I know there are many opportunities available for me to progress both personally and professionally.
Emma Hutchings - Trainee Science Teacher
My story: The decision where to undertake my teacher training was not an easy one. I spent a long time looking, not only at the training providers, but also the schools linked. My final decision was Thomas Aveling School, with KMT as the training provider as my number one choice.
When I was informed that I had been accepted, I was ecstatic and I have never looked back. The support provided at Thomas Aveling School has been fantastic and the caring nature towards, not only it's teachers, but also the pupils is equally impressive. Despite the challenging circumstances of the last year, the school have guaranteed regular well-being checks, teams calls, and multiple opportunities to share positivity throughout the school. I credit the teachers within the science department as the reason I have qualified during this difficult time; every one of them has consistently gone above and beyond to ensure that despite any challenges, nothing has impacted my training opportunities or the development of my confidence, classroom skills or opportunities to learn, devoting their time to continuously support me.
I have been offered a job within the school to continue my training into my NQT year and I am very excited to continue my teaching journey at Thomas Aveling School.
Catherine Rodwell - Home School Support Worker
My story: Over the last 10 years I have worked locally across a few Early Years settings and Secondary Schools. In 2015 I Managed my own pre-school. Here I started working closely with families, local authority, and various organisations where I could signpost families for support. Each time I moved on, I took with me experience, knowledge and friends.
As an ex-student of Thomas Aveling, returning as a member of staff was daunting. Thankfully – I only felt like a teenager again for around an hour - because everyone was so welcoming!
The Children's Team, work like a well-oiled machine. I personally feel like my opinions and perspective is valued during meetings or general discussion. I feel empowered that the team value my experience and trust me as the expert in my own role.
At the end of 2020, I completed a Higher Certificate in in education and child psychology. I know that the trust are encouraging of CPD and higher education, so should I decide to continue my degree - I know I will be fully supported.