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Looking After Our Staff


At BGS, we value our staff highly and recognise that all of our staff are our most important asset.  Our aim, therefore, is to ensure that all staff at BGS receive high quality provision for their developmental needs so that the education we provide our pupils is of the highest standard.
The School also seeks to enable those who wish to progress their careers into middle and senior leadership to be enabled to do so whether such opportunities arise at BGS or elsewhere.
In addition, we want colleagues to feel empowered to take the initiative, to run with their own ideas and to consider that they are always learning.  By having such a mindset, we are role models for the behaviour we want our pupils to adopt.


''Working at BGS has allowed me to take on many new professional challenges.  As staff we have the opportunity to diversify our skill set and take on new roles whilst being supported by the Leadership Teams.  There is a full programme of training and development sessions which everybody is encouraged to participate in and build your own individual professional development portfolio.''

Miss J Tomkinson, Head of The Humanities Faculty


The BGS Employee Support Programme offers a confidential 24 hour, 365 days per year life management and personal support service which can help employees deal with life’s everyday issues as well as more serious problems.
The programme is administered by a company called Zurich Municipal, one of the market leaders in such programmes, and offers a range of online and telephone information, support and guidance services provided by teams of specialist advisors who deal with a range of matters including life, family, relationships, health & wellbeing, education, work and career.
To access the support programme please click on this link.

''Staff wellbeing is of paramount importance here at Bury Grammar School.  Staff are not expected to leave their problems or concerns at the school gate.  Whether it is physical health, mental health or emotional wellbeing we support our staff as life can sometimes present unexpected circumstances.  As an employer, we recognise that supporting staff wellbeing improves staff engagement, motivation at work and job performance. Providing this support to staff ensures that our staff can then support and guide our pupils.''

BGS HR Advisor


We pride ourselves on the best support and care for our academic, support and bursarial staff as we believe firmly that a school is only as strong as those working within it.

In addition our staff enjoy the following benefits:

  • Pension scheme
  • Induction, support and personal development
  • Generous holiday allowance for support staff
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Complimentary lunch in our Dining Hall
  • Free access, at stipulated times, to our extensive sports facilities
  • Friendly staff common room and active programme of social activities
  • Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Access to borrow books from our library
  • Fee remission scheme
  • Specsavers Corporate Eye Care Scheme
  • Free Parking on site
  • Pay progression
  • Free afterschool club care