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Employee Benefits

At Chiltern Learning Trust, we endeavour to recognise and reward the hard work and expertise our staff deliver to support the Trust.

We support and champion our teaching and non-teaching staff, in order to become a leading Trust. 

CLT Refer a Friend Scheme

We offer a £200 gift card from our successful Refer a Friend Scheme. This entails that if you successfully refer a friend and they are hired by the Trust you will be awarded a £200 gift card that allows you to shop in over 150 stores in-store and online. All employees are entitled to this benefit.

Behaviour Hub Support

As part of the CLT family, staff benefit from the expertise that has been developed as a MAT lead for the DfE Behaviour Hubs Programme. Challney High School for Boys also leads on schools to schools behaviour support. This means that as a Trust we have access to the latest research and policy with regard to behaviour and school culture. We lead open days where schools and trusts from up and down the country can visit to see our practice in action.

Full Support for ECT's and NPQs

All CLT ECTs engage with a rich diet of CPD which begins with the Early Careers Framework delivered on behalf of Best Practice Network. ECTs will engage with a blend of online and face-to-face learning led by expert practitioners to support their induction into the profession. When staff are ready to hone their craft and either look into a specialist or leadership route in schools. We can support colleagues by offering the full suite of NPQs. NPQs provide structured development through research-based and evidence-informed practice delivered over the course of 12-18 months. These courses consist of blended learning with virtual CPD supported by a series of face-to-face facilitator-led training days. 

Access to Teaching School Hubs and Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

Working at CLT staff are granted access to the Teaching School Hub network. A network of teaching schools leading the way in professional development. Endorsed and designated by the DfE Teaching School Hubs provide the highest standards of teacher development across the golden thread. As part of this offer, we provide the opportunity to work with trainee teachers through the Chiltern Training Group. Chiltern Training Group is a collective of SCITTs that have been delivering outstanding teacher training for over 30 years. As a member of the CLT family staff will have the opportunity to support colleagues in their training to become a teacher. 
Working with Chiltern Teaching School Hub enables you to access the full 'Golden Thread' led and delivered by CLT experts in-house:
  • Initial Teacher Training
  • Early Careers Framework
  • Appropriate Body Services
  • National Professional Qualifications
  • Continuous Professional Development 
At CLT we are able to support your entire journey through your career from the first day of training to becoming a CEO.

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service that provides support to all employees, their partner/spouse and dependent children over 16 still living at home.

Career Progression Opportunities

We really value the professional development of our staff and are pleased to say that over 50% of our senior teams are formed from internal promotions.  Many of our teachers grow with the Trust, and move from initial teacher training through to senior leadership. The Trust ‘looks after’ your career development. 

We are proud of the growth and development of our support staff too. We hold specific leadership courses for both teachers and support staff as well as delivering the National Professional Qualifications from our schools.

Diverse Workplace

The Chiltern Learning Trust  is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination of any kind.

Eye Test Vouchers

We contribute towards payment for an eye test and standard glasses if needed for VDU use only as prescribed by an optician.

Discounted Gym Membership

We offer a discounted gym membership to staff through Active Luton. As a Luton Borough Council or Chiltern Learning Trust employee, both qualify for the corporate rate at Active Luton. Monthly membership is £38.99 instead of our regular rate of £42.99 or annually £389.90 instead of £429.90. (current price as at July 2023).

Free Tea and Coffee Available

Tea and coffee facilities free to use to all staff throughout the work day.

Generous Pension Schemes

The Teachers' Pension Scheme and the Local Government Pension Scheme are, quite rightly,  two of the most generous pension schemes in the country. These are two of only a few  guaranteed by the Government because CLT believes it is important that we continue to offer excellent benefits to attract talented teachers and support staff.

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Continuous Professional Development (through the Chiltern Teaching School Hub)

Chiltern Teaching School Hub is proud to be providing the golden thread across two hub areas (Bedfordshire, Luton, Milton Keynes and North & East Hertfordshire). This includes Initial Teacher Training, the Early Career Framework, NPQs and wider CPD required by schools.

Our Outstanding ITT provision is led by Chiltern Training Group and supports 100's of new teachers to qualify and start their careers in teaching. All Early Careers Teachers are now required to engage with the Early Career Framework, we provide both the ECF sessions as well as Appropriate Body services to support both schools and ECTs through statutory induction. As the leading NPQ provider for the area, we are delighted to be able to offer the full suite of NPQs to our teachers. All of our staff have the opportunity to access the CPD led by our Teaching School as we provide you with accredited and in-house opportunities to enhance your career and develop your interests.


If you require any further information on accessing our benefits, please email: hr@chilternlearningtrust.org.


Staff Success Stories

A huge advantage for staff working in a Trust is the opportunity for promotion and development. The professional development opportunities, especially via our Teaching School, are second to none and are something that we pride ourselves on. We are proud that several staff, at all levels, have been supported within the Trust, achieving success and promotion.