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The Gateway Learning Community

The Gateway Learning Community

Herringham Primary Academy

Herringham Primary Academy

Gateway Secondary Academy

Gateway Secondary Academy

Tilbury Pioneer Academy

Tilbury Pioneer Academy

Gateway Primary Free School

Gateway Primary Free School

Lansdowne Primary Academy

Lansdowne Primary Academy

All Different: All Equal
Together, Improving Upon Our Best

Welcoming Great People

We endeavour to attract and welcome great people to our Trust and give them the best start to their career with us.  

Ethos and Culture

  • Professional trust: Leaders create a culture of professional trust and the belief that everyone is committed to doing a good job
  • Friendly & supportive: We develop productive relationships by instilling our Trust core values of compassion, resilience, responsibility and aspiration 
  • Equality of opportunity: We actively promote our Trust mantra [All different: All equal, Together improving upon our best], celebrate uniqueness and ensure individual differences are celebrated and do not act as a barrier to succes
  • Feedback: We actively seek feedback from all staff and use this to influence working practices, so that staff can thrive in a supporting setting

Induction and Onboarding

  • Induction: All staff receive a comprehensive induction programme and are equipped with the resources and equipment to effectively fulfil their role. Where possible, teachers are invited into school for an induction day, ahead of their starting date

Benefits

  • Golden hello: Staff receive a golden hello payment of £1000 after a qualifying period of 6 months [Payable to Teachers and LSAs on MPS/UPS]
  • Flexible working: All applications for flexible working will be considered in-line with the GLC flexible working policy
  • Employee assist programme & insurance: All staff can take advantage of our health and wellbeing plan via our partnership with Westfield Health. This includes: 24/7 access to a doctor, a 24 hour advice & information line, dental treatment, various therapies, gym and retail discounts and a variety of rewards 
  • Electric car scheme: Staff can take part in our electric car scheme [terms and conditions apply] 
  • Cycle to work scheme: All staff can take part in our cycle to work scheme, enabling them to hire a bike and cycling equipment, with the cost taken from your monthly salary before national insurance and income tax are deducted

What do our staff say? 

"I joined The GLC a few years back in my first senior leadership role. I have learnt so much since being here and have been supported by a great number of individuals across a range of roles and schools who have helped me to improve upon my best. It was clear from the day I joined that staff are valued here and my well-being mentor, as well as a number of other staff, checked in on me regularly to support me with new routines and systems. There is a culture of staff giving feedback on what is working well and offering ideas to make improvements and I’ve always felt that my opinions are welcomed. I look forward to continuing to develop as a leader here at The GLC." 

E Epstein, Leader

"Being part of the team at the GLC I feel welcome, supported and respected. I have been grateful for the guidance I have been given throughout my early career development, with my well-being frequently reviewed by the team to ensure that I feel safe and supported. Through continued professional development my pedagogy has been enriched with many different skills and techniques that I can confidently take into the classroom and with a strong, inclusive ethos my opinion is always heard, and supportive feedback is provided to continually move my teaching forward."  

D Winchester, Teacher

"Being part of an organisation that understands that supporting people to achieve means not just having Core Values but practical ways to reflect them.  This has enabled me to feel a sense of belonging to a wider community, listened to, feeling secure in my role and encouraging me to push myself to learn new skills in a safe environment and develop myself. Over the last five years, I  have grown as a person and transferred my skills from business into the educational setting in a successful way. As support services we are recognised as being a key part in the overall effectiveness of the school, treated with respect, appreciated not only within my own school but across the Trust as a whole."

J Allison, Support Service Manager