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The Howard Academy Trust is very pleased to offer our staff a vast range of benefits, both professional and personal, as we believe that our excellent teaching and support staff should be supported at work and rewarded for the great work they do. Since 2018, The Howard Academy Trust has received the Gold Kent & Medway Workplace Wellbeing Award, and we continue to make advances in emotional, physical and professional wellbeing. 

The Howard Academy Trust is comprised of 4 primary schools and 3 secondary schools, with future growth planned.


  • A competitive salary for both teaching and support staff, with annual pay progression and a robust performance development scheme underway. 
  • Highly attractive pension schemes, with all staff auto enrolled into either the Teacher Pension Scheme or Local Government pension scheme - with significant employer contributions. 
  • Access EarlyPay through our payroll system allowing employees to draw down on their salary early. 


A recent awards evening for staff made them feel valued as part of the community of the Trust

Ofsted MAT Summary Evaluation 2022

  • A clear vision for all employees across the Trust and values of: dignity, respect, inclusivity and ambition for all staff and students.
  • Dedicated Academy Council Meetings in each school for staff at all levels to feed back to executive leaders.

Professional Development

Staff across the Trust praise leaders for how well they consider staff development, wellbeing and workload.

Ofsted MAT Summary Evaluation 2022

  • Trust-wide training events and Trust Day events to bring all staff across the Trust together to network and share experiences.
  • Joined up primary and secondary CPD.
  • Assessment Only routes and Schools Direct opportunities to take your first step into Teaching.
  • A range of CPD packages including: Optimus Education, The Skills Network and SSS Learning, available to all staff,
  • Career Progression and upskilling opportunities across the Trust.
  • Access to in-house Middle & Senior Leadership courses for future leaders.


  • Heavily subsidised private healthcare for all employees. The opportunity for staff to add their friends and family to the healthcare.
  • All schools hold the Gold Kent & Medway Workplace Wellbeing Award.
  • Trained Mental Health Senior Leaders and First Aiders in all schools.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for all staff.
  • 24/7 access to our free Employee Assistance Programme with Health Assured, including counselling sessions and medical, legal, financial and family guidance and advice.
  • Access to the Wisdom app, including webinars, mini health checks and health coaching.
  • Wellbeing afternoons.
  • Flu jabs available for free every autumn for all staff, at their own academy for ease of access.
  • Discounted gym membership and other local retail discounts.


  • Discounted hire of the school facilities, halls, fields, and gyms, for all members of staff up to 20%.
  • On site catering at our school canteens for breakfast items and a full lunch menu.
  • Free car parking at each Trust site.