Why work with us?

  • IT salary sacrifice scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave

  • Free use of the academy gym

  • On site car parking

  • Free well-being support and medical cover scheme

  • A free flu jab annually

  • Reduced cinema tickets

  • Free tastecard

  • Free entry to 280 English heritage sites

  • Reduced Almeida theatre tickets

  • Free Tea and Coffee

  • Subsidised Lunches

  • A 10% discount on Better Health and Fitness UK Gym Membership

Competitive pay and benefits for all staff

Occupational pension scheme

Continued Professional Development

Staff at Clapton Girls’ Academy are offered a range of professional learning opportunities to support and develop their practice. Staff can apply to attend internal and external Inset courses and nationally recognised programmes such as NPQML and NPQSL are offered to relevant staff to support the progression into leadership roles.  Some financial support is also available for staff studying for a Masters. We are part of the Hackney Teaching Schools Alliance (HTSA) and there is a professional pathway for staff who would like to get into teaching (Schools Direct).

Other benefits include:

  • Outstanding facilities and great environment

  • Dedicated office space for all staff

  • Planning rooms for all faculties

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Childcare vouchers scheme

We're all ears.

A key priority at Clapton Girls' Academy is teamwork.  We pride ourselves on listening to staff and working together to move the academy forward for the benefit of all our staff members and students.  Here are some recent examples of this:

Fewer meetings

We reviewed the amount of meeting time and reduced down from five whole staff briefings per week to two.

More faculty time together

We devolved some of the training time to faculties and enabled them to set their own meeting schedules so they have full ownership.

More focus on staff wellbeing

We introduced a wellbeing programme to encourage staff to socialise, make time for fun and keep fit. 

Fewer lesson observations

We reduced the number of lesson observations for teachers and stopped using the Ofsted grading system.

Better work life balance

We introduced an email policy which set out expectations for staff not to use emails at weekends and after 7pm.  We reviewed our action planning and streamlined our approach to it.  We also consult all staff on our term dates each year and respond accordingly.