Benefits of working at Orion Academy, part of The Gallery Trust

At Orion Academy, we want to provide you with a rewarding and enriching career, which enables you to reach your full potential and achieve job satisfaction through a range of opportunities and benefits in our growing and over-subscribed school.

Every staff member at Orion Academy is valued for the contribution they make to improving outcomes for our fantastic students, and we place a strong focus on the importance of retaining our talented and versatile staff.  In a staff survey undertaken in March 2022, 100% of responses said that staff were proud to work at Orion Academy, that they enjoyed their role and that they regarded their work as meaningful.

Benefits of working at Orion Academy include:

Professional development opportunities 

  • Regular training and access to a range of internal and external professional development opportunities tailored to your learning needs, your job role and your career aspirations
  • Opportunities for career progression, secondments and transfers within The Gallery Trust, the largest special school Academy Trust in Oxfordshire
  • Opportunities for collaborative working across the schools in The Trust, offering the chance to liaise with experienced colleagues, building knowledge and professional networks

Financial

  • Competitive salaries for teaching and support staff based on School Teacher Pay and Conditions Document and the NJC Green Book
  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Access to attractive pension plans (TPS and LGPS), linked to salary life assurance
  • Public sector occupational sick pay
  • Contribution towards glasses and eye tests for DSE use
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including childcare vouchers and cycle to work

Wellbeing 

  • The opportunity to be a key member of a friendly and supportive staff team, dedicated and committed to improving outcomes for students
  • 24/7 access to a free Employee Assistance Programme to provide confidential advice and guidance
  • Excellent induction processes, and strong line management structures to promote your wellbeing at work
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for support staff which increases to reflect length of service
  • A culture which is open to employee ideas and encourages open dialogue
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Regular staff surveys to gain feedback on wellbeing and to drive improvements
  • The opportunity to join colleagues for social events, including after school clubs, such as running, ‘walk and talk’ and boxercise

Facilities 

  • The opportunity to work in a new, purpose-built school building, which offers an exciting environment in which to teach and learn, located just a short drive from Oxford’s ring road
  • Free car parking and cycle storage
  • On-site catering