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John Milton Academy Trust

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Employee Benefits

We value our staff and actively maintain a culture in which respect, empathy and honesty are the cornerstone of positive relationships throughout the Trust.

We believe that staff wellbeing is at the heart of effective and efficient teachers, leaders and support staff, creating an environment in which they and our children can thrive and learn.



As an employee of John Milton Academy Trust (JMAT) you are automatically enrolled into membership of either the Teachers' Pension Scheme, or for support staff, the Local Government Pension Scheme.  As well as employee's paying contributions into the scheme (banded, based on earnings level) JMAT also pays into the scheme on your behalf (regardless of earnings):

Teachers' Pension Scheme

JMAT contributes an additional 23.68% of your salary.


Support Staff Pension Scheme

LGPS - JMAT contributes a minimum of 26.8% of your salary.                     



We provide performance based pay progression for most grades and apply national pay awards for both teaching and support staff. 

Holidays and Family Friendly Working

Holiday Entitlement (Support Staff)

Holiday entitlement is based on Grade and length of service (pro rata for part-time employees).

Less than 5 years service

Grades 1 - 8:  24 days holiday entitlement per year plus bank holidays

More than 5 years service

Grades 1-4:  28 days holiday entitlement per year plus bank holidays

Grades 5-8:  29 days holiday entitlement per year plus bank holidays


Maternity/Paternity and Adoption Scheme

We offer a generous maternity/paternity and adoption scheme to all our staff.  

Staff Development

The Trust and each school are committed to your development.  We have regular trust-wide training sessions as well as opportunities for professional development through CPD and apprenticeship programmes.

When you start in your role you will be supported by a tailored induction process. Staff are supported by regular performance management meetings and appraisals.


Employee Assistance Programme

The Trust’s staff have access to our Trust Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).  It is an invaluable resource for every individual working in our Trust. 

The EAP will provide staff with many contacts, resources, guidance and services to assist on a range of subjects and areas towards your wellbeing.  These include some of the following:

  • Mental Health Support

  • Emotional support

  • Counselling

  • Financial support

  • Legal information/support

  • Information on a wide range of general life queries; health, elder care, child care, work life balance, disabled care, parenting, work

  • Support for those managing others


Flu Vaccinations

Flu jabs will be offered to staff who are not eligible through other routes

We are a Menopause-friendly employer in association with Menopause & Me (