Join our academy community.
We value all staff within the academy community.
Staff wellbeing and professional development are a priority for us and we have a number of benefits in place for staff to ensure they feel valued.
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 entry to 280 English heritage sites
Reduced Almeida theatre tickets
Free Tea and Coffee
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:
We reviewed the amount of meeting time and reduced down from five whole staff briefings per week to two.
We devolved some of the training time to faculties and enabled them to set their own meeting schedules so they have full ownership.
We introduced a wellbeing programme to encourage staff to socialise, make time for fun and keep fit.
We reduced the number of lesson observations for teachers and stopped using the Ofsted grading system.
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.