The Inspire Learning Partnership

Transforming lives. Building Futures.

Big Move 2: Being the Employer of Choice 

Our People Strategy

A key strategic theme to support achievement of our mission to​ Transform Lives and Build Futures.

In an era where retaining exceptional teaching and support staff is a formidable challenge, we've set our sights on more than just being an organisation – we aim to be the "employer of choice." This isn't merely a strategic goal but a resolute commitment to fostering a culture of excellence, inclusivity, and growth.

Here's why making this significant move is crucial:

1. Attracting Top Talent

We position ourselves as the preferred employer, attracting the finest minds in the education sector. This influx of top-tier talent injects fresh perspectives, innovation, and expertise, elevating our MAT's overall effectiveness and impact.

2. Nurturing a Sense of Belonging

Our emphasis on creating a culture that nurtures a sense of belonging ensures that every team member feels valued, respected, and included. This not only boosts morale but also enhances collaboration and productivity.

3. Embracing Diversity and Inclusion

We don't just talk about valuing diversity; we live it. Our commitment to embracing differences leads to more creative solutions, better decision-making, and a richer Trust culture that directly benefits our learners.

4. Knowledge and Skills Development

Empowering our employees with opportunities for knowledge and skills development not only benefits them individually but also strengthens our MAT's capacity to deliver high-quality education. A well-trained and knowledgeable team is better equipped to face challenges and seize opportunities.

5. Fulfilling Career Paths

We recognise that our employees have aspirations, not just job roles. By offering growth opportunities, clear career progression, and professional development, we create an environment where employees can envision long and fulfilling careers within our MAT.

6. Ethical Practices

Upholding ethical standards is a moral imperative and a reflection of our commitment to transparency and integrity. Being an ethical employer enhances our reputation, building trust with employees, partners, and the wider community.

7. Motivated Teams

Motivated teams are more productive, innovative, and adaptable. By empowering our teams, we foster a motivated workforce dedicated to our mission and values, translating into improved outcomes for our children and schools.

8. Retention and Institutional Memory

Becoming the employer of choice helps us retain valuable talent, preserving institutional knowledge and experience for greater stability and continuity in our operations.

9. Community Engagement and Reputation

As the employer of choice, we stand as an exemplar in the MAT sector, attracting positive attention and recognition. This positive reputation benefits recruitment efforts and enhances our standing within the wider community.

10. Long-Term Success

In a sector marked by change and complexity, the ability to attract, retain, and develop top talent is fundamental to our long-term success. By investing in our employees and cultivating a positive workplace culture, we secure our MAT's position as a leader in the sector. Join us on this journey, where your career growth aligns with our commitment to excellence!


The decision to prioritise becoming the "employer of choice" in the areas that we serve is rooted in our commitment to excellence, inclusivity, passion and growth. By fostering a culture that values diversity, invests in our employees, and upholds ethical standards, we not only create a positive and fulfilling work environment but also position ourselves for long-term success and leadership in the evolving landscape of education.  

Visit Careers at ILP for more details about how you can embark on a rewarding career journey with us!