Working for the trust
Eastern Multi-Academy Trust is located in Norfolk with its offices in King’s Lynn and its 9 academies based in West Norfolk, specifically King’s Lynn, Wisbech and Downham Market. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty from the seascapes of the Norfolk coast and the Broads to the Fens. King’s Lynn is in North West Norfolk and is very close to the Cambridgeshire border.
Living in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire
Norfolk and close by Cambridgeshire offer a high-quality standard of living, with history, culture, activities and natural beauty to enjoy. There are many historic buildings including the university colleges at Cambridge, Ely cathedral and the medieval centres of Norwich and King’s Lynn. The region also has many arts centres, venues for live performances, beaches and coastal areas, including Hunstanton and Wells, as well as excellent shopping, particularly in Cambridge and Norwich. For more information, take a look at Visit Norfolk, Tour Norfolk and Visit Cambridge.
Housing – buying or renting
There are many housing areas across the region, with a range of housing available from modern new-builds through to traditional farmhouse cottages. Housing is fairly reasonably priced across West Norfolk and Fenland, with house prices rising in the areas closer to Norwich and Cambridge city centres. There are opportunities to live in varied surroundings of towns, villages, cities, rural and near the sea. More information is available on websites such as rightmove.co.uk or findaproperty.com. There are also many estate agents and letting agents, which you can find listed on yell.com.
Keyhomes East (KHE) provides key public sector workers with access to affordable housing in the East of England. This applies to qualified teachers in colleges, which means relevant staff can qualify. This is particularly applicable to those living, or wishing to live, nearer to Cambridge. Opportunities are available through this scheme to rent or buy homes – for further information go to Keyhomes East or call 0845 456 6757.
Moving your family
The area has many childcare facilities and a range of primary and secondary schools. For full details of schools, please visit the council pages (Cambridgeshire County Council, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council and Norfolk County Council). There are also details of childminders at Childminders’ Directory.
Staff working at the academies can access a childcare voucher scheme which allows you to purchase childcare vouchers as a salary sacrifice which enables you to save the cost of NI on these providing a saving on childcare costs.