Join BEST and discover the advantages of living and working in rural Bedfordshire.


All of our employees enjoy a range of benefits, with some specific benefits for teaching and support staff:

  • Pleasant rural working environment with easy access to London, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Cambridge
  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to onsite childcare with BEST nurseries based at the Samuel Whitbread and Gothic Mede Academies
  • Preferential membership rate for the Pendleton Sports & Leisure Centre, Arlesey
  • Excellent sporting facilities
  • Free at the point of use counselling and occupational health services
  • Access to training via the BEST Teaching School and Bedfordshire Schools’ Training Partnership
  • Opportunities to share knowledge and work across the Trust
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and adoption benefits and a suite of family friendly policies including shared parental leave, paternity leave, parental leave and flexible working


Teaching Staff

  • Membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • Access to postgraduate study with the University of Cambridge
  • Generous sick pay scheme in accordance with the Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales
  • Generous Teaching & Learning Responsibility, SEN and Recruitment and Retention allowances


Support Staff

  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Term time working
  • 24 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 29 days after 5 years and 31 days after 10 years for 52 week employees (pro rata for term time only or part time employees)
  • Generous sick pay scheme in accordance with NJC terms of employment

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