Stevenage Educational Trust offers teachers a broad scope of challenges and rewards. We have a choice of career path ranging from large urban secondary schools, Special Schools, large and small Primary Schools in the town through to village primary Schools. Stevenage is surrounded by beautiful Hertfordshire countryside and yet is only 20 minutes from London by direct train and a short distance to both Stansted and Luton airports.
Working in Stevenage you will enjoy working in a uniquely collaborative town. All Schools belong to the trust and as such have access to a wide variety of CPD opportunities including a years NQT progamme of training. Schools offer sessions in our programme of shared CPD opportunities, where staff share best practice and also attend termly clusters and networks in all subjects. Our staff are always looking at ways to develop and grow their practice and the sense of working together and cross phase promotes a culture of excellence of which we are extremely proud.
If you are thinking of relocating, accommodation will most likely be one of your considerations. There are a number of initiatives available to help you either rent or buy your own home.
Teachers in Hertfordshire schools may be eligible to apply for one of the following housing schemes.
Help to Buy shared ownership – new-build homes or resale
Shared ownership offers the chance to buy a home on a part-buy/part-rent basis. You can buy initial shares worth between 25% and 75% of the property's market value.
Help to Buy: equity loans
The Help to Buy: equity loan scheme gives first-time buyers the opportunity to purchase a new-build home, with the help of an equity loan guaranteed by the government.
Home Ownership for people with Long-term Disabilities (HOLD)
HOLD aims to give people with long-term disabilities the chance to own a shared ownership home and to live independently. You'll need to meet the usual eligibility criteria for buying through Help to Buy, and you should be able to meet all the ongoing regular payments and costs of home ownership.
Rent to Buy
Rent to Buy gives you the chance to rent a new-build home from a housing association for an agreed period, at around 20% less than you would pay for a similar private rented home in the area.
Discounted Rent (also known as ‘Intermediate Rent’) gives you the chance to rent a new-build home from a housing association for an initial six-month period, at around 20% less than you would pay for a similar private rented home in the area.
For further details of all the schemes and eligibility criteria visit Help to Buy:
Although council housing was originally a district/borough council function, many of the districts and boroughs have sold their affordable housing on to housing associations. Details can be found on the Herts Direct website: