Welcome to ELAN - Extend Learning Academies Network

The staff in our schools and our central team drive improvement day-to-day. Our people want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and are committed to their own continuing professional development.

We want people who want to be outstanding teachers, classroom assistants, administrators, leaders and support workers across our schools. That's why we invest in both your wellbeing and your career.

We believe that involving, developing, valuing and supporting our staff encourages a sense of belonging to our organisation. We always strive to ensure every school within our trust develops its uniqueness whilst ensuring that they are strongly part of the whole. This provides staff with a sense of belonging both at school and organisational level.

We have a fantastic benefits package including Occupational Sick Pay, (Increasing in line with length of service), Occupational Maternity Pay, Support Staff Long Term Service Rewards, Cycle Scheme, Child Care Vouchers, Occupational Health Care, Internal Welfare Helpline, access to training via The Beach.

We also offer an excellent wellbeing and medical package which includes Counselling, Weight Management, Nurse Support Service, Health Screening Days, Stress Awareness Sessions and Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, GP Phone & Video Consultations, Cancer & Chronic Illness Support and Private Medical Operations.

As part of the ELAN team, you get many extra perks to support you both in and out of work.

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CURRENT OPENINGS



  • Job Title

    Headteacher

  • Location

    Weston-super-Mare

  • Posted

    31st January 2023

  • School

    Windwhistle Primary School

  • Salary

    LPS 18-24 depending upon experience

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Leadership Pay Scale 18 - 24 depending upon experience (£67,351 – £78,010 p.a.)  Following the retirement of our long-serving headteacher, we are looking for an inspirational ...

  • Job Title

    Learning Support Assistants

  • Location

    Weston-super-Mare

  • Posted

    2nd February 2023

  • School

    Mendip Green Primary School

  • Salary

    E3 or E4

  • Hours

    Full Time, Part Time, Term Time

  • Description

    Post 1: EYFS Stage/year group: Post 1: EYFS Post 1: E3 £14,660 - £14,927 or E4 £15,200 - £16,345 (Dependent on qualifications) Post 2: EYFS / Year 1 Post 2: 33 hours and 45 minute ...

  • Job Title

    Learning Support Assistant

  • Location

    Weston-Super-Mare

  • Posted

    31st January 2023

  • School

    Oldmixon Primary School

  • Salary

    E3 or E4

  • Hours

    Full Time, Part Time, Term Time

  • Description

    Stage/year group: KS1, Year 2 Hours: 32 hours and 30 minutes per week Terms:  Fixed term until 31 August 2023 with possibility of extension to post, pending review of top up ...

Talent Pool

Join Our Talent Pool

We are always looking to find the best talent in education to join us; creative, innovative people who share our vision and values.

We employ individuals who want to make a real difference to the lives of the children they work with and who are committed to their own continuing professional development. We're seeking people who are outstanding teachers, classroom assistants, administrators, leaders and support workers across our schools.

The staff in our schools drive improvement day-to-day, that's why we invest in both staff wellbeing and career opportunities.

If we do not currently have an open opportunity to suit you, but you share our vision and values and can bring the talent and experience we’re looking for, please complete the simple Talent Pool form.

Please state what kind of role you are looking for so that we can send you job details as they arise.


Employee benefits and wellbeing

  • All staff are entitled to join the Local Government Pension Scheme or Teachers Pension Scheme. Both are excellent pensions and the employer contributions are extremely generous compared to other employers.
  • We choose to give enhanced holiday entitlements. The annual leave offered to support staff is above the statutory entitlements. For teachers, annual leave is combined within their contracts.
  • Long service is recognised for support staff and additional holiday rewards are given to staff achieving 5 years and 10 years continual service.
  • We offer a competitive salary and all staff receive an annual pay award. Support staff also increment each year until they reach the top of their salary banding and teacher’s progression is linked to their annual appraisal.
  • Staff can nominate a colleague to recognise their contributions and they will receive a gold star certificate for this. Gold star badges are also awarded to individuals who go above and beyond.
  • Flexible working is considered for all staff who meet the qualifying criteria and many of our staff work flexible patterns to support their personal circumstances and family commitments​​​​​​​.
  • We offer enhanced occupational pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave to all staff with more than one year’s continuous service.
  • Employees who are already in the childcare voucher scheme with our trust, can purchase tax free childcare vouchers that can be used for registered childcare providers. This includes breakfast and after school clubs. Vouchers are purchased with gross pay, so no tax is payable on the vouchers meaning a saving is made by the employee.
  • We provide generous occupational sick pay to all staff which increases in line with length of service up to the maximum entitlement.
  • We work with an occupational health provider to ensure that staff are safe and well in the workplace and offer support to staff who are on long term sickness in returning to work.
  • We have a comprehensive wellness programme and medical services which are available to all of our staff. These include; counselling, physiotherapy, cancer & nurse support, 24 hour GP helpline, medical operations helpline, weight management, stress awareness, health screening days and menopause support.
  • We are committed to continuous development of all of our staff and run regular training programmes for our staff to attend which offers support and delivers professional development opportunities for all.
  • Work in different locations across the trust to gain wider knowledge, experience and understanding as well have the opportunity for you to progress within your career. We also support upskilling current employees through the apprenticeship programme.
  • We employ educational specialists within our MAT, this enables staff to share best practice as well as develop their own skills and abilities. It also provides, staff with various professionals who they can contact and liaise with for support and advice
  • Regular staff surveys are sent out electronically to all staff in order to obtain their feedback on a variety of topics. Staff views are given consideration and actions are put into place to make any identified improvements.
  • The trust maintains a positive relationship with recognised Trade Union Representatives who negotiate on behalf of the staff.
  • We are continuously developing new and unique ways for individuals and schools across our organisation to work together collaboratively. This not only enables staff to share best practice and develop their own skills, it also provides staff with various professionals to contact and liaise with for support and advice.
  • Various working groups are developed from a cross selection of staff within our organisation and meet several times a year, the purpose is to keep up to date with relevant information and how as an organisation we can progress forward.
  • We offer a cycle to work scheme, where staff can purchase a bike and cycling equipment under a high purchase agreement.Repayments come out of gross pay, so a saving is made as tax isn’t paid on the repayments.