Employer contributions to teacher and support staff pension schemes
The Local Government Pension Scheme is one of the largest public sector pension schemes in the UK. It is a nationwide pension scheme of 3.5 million members working in local government or working for other types of employer participating in the scheme. The LGPS is a defined benefit scheme which means that your pension will continue to be worked out using a set formula and it is guaranteed by Government. On starting your employment, you will be automatically entered into the pension scheme, we will provide you with further information within your starter pack.
You can make huge savings on a bike and permitted accessories when you sign up to the Cycle to Work scheme through the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Your Cycle to Work scheme will be implemented via a salary sacrifice arrangement whereby you agree contractually to a regular reduction from your gross salary to cover the cost of the bike and accessories, therefore making tax and National Insurance savings.
As an employee of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, you can benefit from discounts at over 2900 gyms, health clubs, leisure centres, yoga studios, boot camps and outdoor activities across the UK. Even if you are currently a member at one of the listed gyms, you may still be able to benefit from a corporate discount.
Life – there’s a lot to juggle. Work, family, relationships, finances, health, the list goes on. Sometimes, meeting the demands of your work and personal life can be a real challenge. As your employer, we recognise this and therefore feel it is important that we provide you with an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to help take the strain when you need some extra support. Your EAP can save you time, and help reduce stress and anxiety, improving your well-being and freeing you up to focus on other things.
My Health Programme
This scheme offers physiotherapy, counselling, nutrition and lifestyle coaching and clinic based assessments. All services are chargeable but are offered at a competitive price. Further details can be found here.
Eye Care Voucher Scheme
The Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to fulfilling responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare of its employees. Eye tests will be provided to ensure users can comfortably see the screen and work effectively without visual fatigue. If a DSE user requests an eye test, the Trust will provide one. If the test shows that the user requires glasses specifically for DSE work, the Trust will cover the cost of these glasses.
Green Car Scheme
The Greenshaw Learning Trust is delighted to introduce Tusker, a salary sacrifice scheme that offers its staff the opportunity to offset salary in exchange for a brand new electric or hybrid car. The scheme will contribute to the GLT commitment to reducing emissions and improving its carbon footprint. A fixed monthly amount is taken directly from your gross salary and in return you have the use of a new car. Please see the staff benefits flier for more details.
You can download information about our staff benefits below.