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Who are BET

Bourne Education Trust (‘BET’) is a successful multi-academy trust made up of twenty two schools (plus three further associate schools and a free school due to open in September 2024), across primary, secondary and specialist school phases in Surrey, Hampshire and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Specialising in supporting schools to improve their performance, BET continues to grow a community of like-minded academies with the highest aspiration and dedication to achieving the best outcomes for their learners.

At BET, we are responsible for the education of approximately 12,500 pupils and employ a dedicated team of just over 1,300 staff members. Our organisational structure is designed to facilitate collaboration and innovation, with schools grouped into phases and clusters to further allow specialised and cross-phase work.

The size of our schools range from a one-form entry primary to an eight-form entry secondary school with a sixth form. Schools are equally important and carry the same influence in terms of decision-making in line with our commitment to inclusivity and fairness.

Our track record demonstrates our commitment to educational excellence. Since 2012, we have successfully transformed ten schools, taking them from special measures or requiring improvement to a 'good' or 'outstanding' status. The remaining schools have consistently maintained their status, underscoring our dedication to delivering high-quality education.

Central to our mission is the belief that every child, regardless of their background, deserves access to a high-quality education. We actively engage with schools and communities that may not have previously experienced such opportunities, and while we respect and preserve the unique identities of our schools, they all share a common ethos of warmth, professionalism, positivity, high aspirations and a safe and nurturing environment that fosters positive relationships between pupils and staff.

As an employer we know that our people are the key to our success and for this reason you will find a culture of excellence across our schools, inspiring confidence and belief in our communities.

To read more about our organisational values and priorities please visit the other pages within this section.

Maximise your potential Training & development
Training & development
At Bourne Education Trust, we prioritise your growth and success. Our training and development programmes are built on a strong commitment to employee progression. We create exceptional workplaces where you will feel empowered to realise your ambitions. Your aspirations are our priority, and we are here to help you reach them.
Creating great places to work and study Our values
Our values
We believe in...Social justice - all children deserve a great education and this drives everything that we do. Belonging - acting as a positive force for equality of opportunity. Sustainability - safeguarding the future for our young people. Valuing our people - creating great places to work where people feel supported and encouraged to achieve their ambitions. Learning without borders - working with and learning from each other.
Enhancing our offer to you Benefits & rewards
Benefits & rewards
At Bourne Education Trust, we believe that our most valuable asset is our people. To demonstrate our appreciation for your commitment, we offer a comprehensive range of benefits and rewards that go beyond just pay and remuneration. We understand that a fulfilling career also needs to consider your overall wellbeing, work-life balance and the little extras that make your journey with us truly exceptional.
Prioritising our colleagues Wellbeing
At Bourne Education Trust, your health and wellbeing are paramount. We strive to ensure our employees feel both valued and supported in their workplace; championing physical and mental health to foster a positive and thriving community.