Benefits for teachers

The benefit package offered to teachers will vary from school to school and may include:

  • interest-free season ticket loan for bus and tube travel
  • travel card allowance to the value of zones 1 and 2 yearly underground season ticket from the start of your employment
  • interest-free loan of £1,000 in the first year of teaching
  • free access to the Royal Borough's swimming pools and preferential rates for many other sports facilities
  • bicycle grant

There are real advantages to working for a small borough with a compact, well-organised education department. These include:

  • short, simple lines of communication
  • close links between policy makers and the people who deliver the service
  • sensitivity to individual needs
  • a small, responsive administration service
  • rapid and comprehensive support for teachers
  • strong professional networks across schools

Housing Options

The cost of buying or renting a home in the Royal Borough is among the highest in Europe. Therefore, demand for affordable accommodation is very high indeed.  There are a range of schemes to help you to buy or rent a home you can afford. Visit the affordable housing page for more information, and to register with First Steps to see the properties available in London.