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Staff benefits

We believe our staff are our most important resource within our trust, and do our best to support and develop them. 

Training and development

With a Teaching School - the Sheffield Teacher Training Alliance (STTA) - at our heart, we are able to offer a range of courses - both in house and externally.  STTA has a strong track record of developing teachers at all levels.

As part of the trust, you will be able to take advantage of opportunities working with colleagues at other schools, as well as contribute to our ever-improving practice. When you are ready to take the next step in your career we are sure you will want to stay with us. With many local schools lined up to join Chorus Trust, and with the growth of our Central Team, you will find that you can develop your career within our supportive team.

Terms and conditions

Staff of schools that join our trust are transferred across under TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment). You can find out more about this on our How does joining Chorus affect staff? page.

We follow the national pay and conditions for teaching staff ('burgundy book' and 'school teachers' pay and conditions document'), and the National Joint Council (NJC)/Sheffield pay and conditions for support staff ('green book').

Pension schemes

Teaching staff are included in the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

Support staff are included in the relevant Local Government Pension Scheme, depending on their location of work (South Yorkshire Pension Scheme, or Derbyshire Local Government Pension Scheme).

Trade union recognition

We hold regular JCC (Joint Consultation Committee) meetings with Trade Unions under our Trade Union Recognition Agreement (TURA). The following trade unions are recognised:

  • ASCL
  • GMB
  • NEU