Why Work for Beacon Education

  • Retention bonus – incentives offered to retain targeted teachers
  • Running wider incentives via Trust initiatives – Staff Shop (perks and incentives for employees)
  • Relocation packages offered for appointments made from outside the area
  • Starting salary negotiable – competitive salaries offered to attract best candidates
  • Talent – expansion of remit to accommodation exceptional talent within the recruitment / career pathways assigned, e.g. Unqualified Teacher Status 
  • Leadership fast track pathway for talented leaders
  • Financial support for staff wanting to develop career into teaching – supporting fees
  • School leaders assigned mentors and nurtured on their journey.
  • Coaching programme led by Director of Education 
  • Re-evaluation of the use of Apprenticeship Levy and deployed throughout the range ofemployees (apprenticeships through to Level 7 CPD)
  • Participation in Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Flexible family friendly policies
  • Professional development based on individual needs
  • Career development opportunities


The potential to enrich and create opportunities for success in all young people we support across rural and coastal areas was an overriding factor for me to join the Trust – David McGrath, Headteacher at Danesfield Middle School.

It’s an exciting time to be part of Beacon Education.  To be a part of true collaboration across our area, nurturing and supporting the children in our care, and to realise their true potential – Trudy Danby, Chief Operations Officer.

Working within the Trust allows me to be a part of my community’s bigger picture to provide opportunities and establish core values with the children I teach – Ruth Bulpin, Head of Year 7 at Minehead Middle School

In a family of schools like ours, children benefit from the expertise of leaders and support from staff across the Trust – Hayley Lake, Chair of AIB at St Peter’s First School

The Trust is moving forward, not only strengthening and improving what is here, but pushing the boundaries to create future opportunities – Jane Bellamy, Trustee

The drive and direction of change is exciting and inspiring.  It is allowing me to support my team to aim high – Emma Murch, Headteacher at Old Cleeve First School

Having a team of supportive colleagues within your school and across the Trust who you can talk to and collaborate with feels like you are never on your own – Colin Hirons, Teacher at St Michael’s First School

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