HABERDASHERS’ ASKE’S FEDERATION
GUIDE TO STAFF BENEFITS
Child Care Voucher Scheme
All staff are entitled to apply for Childcare vouchers within the Edenred Childcare Voucher scheme. For further details, staff should contact June Maclean in the HR department.
Ride to Work Scheme
The Federation participates in the Ride2Work scheme which allows staff to obtain substantial discounts, via tax allowances, for the purchase of a bicycle. The accounts department (Pepys Site, Hatcham) will be happy to explain how this works in practice. The aim of the scheme is that the bicycle is primarily used for travel to and from work. Details can be found by accessing Evans Cycles website on http://www.evanscycles.com/ride2work
Computer Purchase Scheme
The Federation offers the opportunity to purchase computer and other ICT equipment at very competitive prices. For further details about the scheme, staff should contact the Federation Network Manager
The Federation benefits from the Haberdashers’ bursary scheme. Each year, all members of staff are given the opportunity to apply for a bursary. The main criteria for awarding the bursary is quite open but the main requirement is that it is used to improve teaching and learning and is of clear benefit to the Federation. For further information contact the Vice Principal.
The Federation is generous in its hospitality package for staff. In particular, a free Staff Christmas Dinner is provided as well as a free lunch on Open Days, Assessment Days and CPD Days.
All Federation staff can have free access to counselling facilities. Fully trained student / staff counsellors are available for consultation at both Knights Academy and Hatcham College. All discussions are conducted in the strictest confidence.
Secondment / Sabbatical Leave Policy
The Federation will support staff sabbatical leave for a period of no more than one academic year. Please note that only one sabbatical place is available, within the Federation, in any one academic year. Please note that this is only available to staff who have been employed within the Federation for the previous consecutive five years. The secondment / sabbatical is subject to a successful application being made to the CEO, whose decision is final.
The Federation fully support staff who wish to improve their professional qualifications. Financial help is available to assist with course fees for courses which are approved by the Federation. Also, the Federation will give consideration to providing time for staff to attend external sessions.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
The CPD programme across the Federation has been described by Investors in People (IIP) as the ‘best CPD scheme encountered within an educational context’. Whilst in the employ of the Federation, in order to facilitate their own professional development, all staff have full access to this programme.
Sport and Fitness
HAHC: The Sports Hall and Fitness suite are available for staff use free of charge on Monday evenings. The facilities comprise of:
HAKA: The HAKA Sports complex is a commercial enterprise but Federation staff are eligible for 20% discount on all HAHA SC services. In addition staff will have access to the following: