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Career Opportunities

Staff Vacancies

Tel: 020 8644 6307 ext. 225


Why work at the Willow Learning Trust? 

It is important to the Trustees and Governors that the schools in the Willow Learning Trust are a great place to work. The Willow Learning Trust offers a wealth of opportunities and benefits for staff working in WLT schools, including the opportunity to work in good and outstanding schools with well-established and highly effective behaviour systems where pupils feel valued, supported and able to learn. 


  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme for all staff which provides counselling and support/advice in a wide array of areas. 

  • Flexible working accommodated where reasonably practicable. 

  • For staff at our Primary Schools: 

  • Dedicated, blocked PPA time for teachers that can be taken at home. 

  • A Wellbeing Team that proposes initiatives on staff wellbeing and oversees and monitors staff work-life balance. 

  • For staff at Glenthorne High School: 

  • A maximum of three cover lessons per year. 

  • Guaranteed, protected “gained time” for planning for the next academic year. 

  • Organised wellbeing activities and initiatives based on suggestions from staff surveys.  

Professional Development 

  • The Trust offers a comprehensive programme of professional development for staff, both teaching and non-teaching, at all levels with numerous pathways to support your professional development through in-house and national professional qualifications, whether as a teacher or member of the support, administrative, technical or site staff. In addition, the Trust offers rigorous induction, tailored CPD through appraisal and established teams and experienced colleagues to advise and learn from.  

  • The Trust has a long and successful track record of supporting teachers from ITT, through ECT and into lead practitioner and various middle and senior leadership roles. The Trust leads the Sutton SCITT, judged outstanding by OFSTED in 2021, and is at the vanguard of research and innovative practice. Glenthorne High School runs its own bespoke ECT programme 

  • The Trust offers collaborative opportunities to work on innovation and in partnerships across the Trust.  

  • The Trust offers apprenticeships in Finance and IT to support the development of staff new to those roles. 

Financial benefits  

  • National pay and conditions for teachers and for support staff, including Teachers’ Pensions for teachers and the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for all support staff. 

  • A Golden Hello of £1,500 to be paid as a lump sum in first month’s salary to new external teaching staff at Abbey and Glenthorne. 

  • A 50% flat-rate subsidy for the Benenden Health scheme for employees. 

  • Salary sacrifice schemes: 

  • The Octopus Electric Vehicle (EV)  

  • Cycle to work  

  • Long Service awards for staff reaching the following length of service with the Trust:  

  •  5 years+: £50 

  • 10 years+: £100 

  • 15 years+: £150 

  • 20 years +: £200 


Sponsorship for international teachers 

Willow Learning Trust holds a Sponsorship License and is happy to support international candidates who have been offered a post at one of our schools in securing the appropriate permissions to work in the UK. 


Government payments for early career teachers in shortage subjects 

Early-career payments worth between £2,000 and £5,000 will be available for eligible mathematics, physics, chemistry, and languages teachers in state-funded secondary schools who completed their initial teacher training (ITT) in the 2018 to 2019 academic year (mathematics only) or the 2020 to 2021 academic year (mathematics, physics, chemistry, and languages). 

Safer Recruitment 

The Willow Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to protecting our pupils and staff and therefore have a rigorous recruitment process which includes assessing candidates’ suitability to work with children.  All staff will be required to hold an enhanced DBS check and an online check will be carried on successful candidates. 

Equal Opportunities 

The Willow Learning Trust believes that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in our schools have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief. 

Staff Vacancies

Information on available staffing vacancies are listed below. Links to all relevant application materials should be included with each job description. If you have any queries, please contact our HR Department via the details at the top of the page:

Glenthorne Staff Applications Currently Open

Click here to view on the Glenthorne website

Abbey Primary Staff Applications Currently Open

Click here to view on the Abbey website

Aragon Primary Staff Applications Currently Open

Click here to view on the Aragon website