Vacancies

The Ascent Academies’ Trust is a small but growing partnership of Special Academies in the North East which aims to develop special needs provision across the region. The Trust has a high focus on providing high quality professional development opportunities for all staff.

 

Learning Support Assistants (temporary) – Barbara Priestman Academy

Post:

Learning Support Assistants (temporary)

Grade:

Grade D, PT 5 – 6 (actual salary £15,885 – £16,203)

Hours/ weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only (39 weeks)

Location:

Barbara Priestman Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Thursday 20th June 2019 at 9am

Barbara Priestman Academy is a successful secondary special school for learners with ASD and those with complex learning needs. It is part of the Ascent Academies’ Trust comprising four special academies. This is a first class opportunity to be part of the team in an innovative educational setting.

We are looking to appoint Learning Support Assistants (temporary) who will be responsible for supporting students who have ASD on a 1:1 basis, and working with students in small groups.  The post holders will be responsible for supporting individuals and will also provide more generic group support at times. The post holders should have well-developed communication skills, be hard-working and professional in their duties. Candidates will have Maths and English qualifications at GCSE grade A*-C or equivalent, together with NVQ L3 or equivalent in a relevant subject. Candidates should also be assertive and confident in managing behaviour competently.

Job Description          Person Specification        Application Form

Completed applications are to be returned via email to HR@ascenttrust.org or direct to Human Resources, Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Sunderland SR3 2NQ. Candidates who have not been contacted by the interview date can assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interview date: Tuesday 9th July 2019

Care Assistants (temporary) – Barbara Priestman Academy

Post:

Care Assistants (temporary)

Grade:

Grade C: PT3 – PT4 (actual salary £15,268 – £15,574)

Hours: weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only (39 weeks)

Location:

Barbara Priestman Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Thursday 20th June 2019 at 9am

Barbara Priestman Academy is a successful secondary special school for learners with ASD and those with complex learning needs. It is part of the Ascent Academies’ Trust comprising four special academies. This is a first class opportunity to be part of the team in an innovative educational setting.Candidates should have a good understanding of students with a wide range of SEN, including meeting their welfare needs. Candidates will possess GCSE A*-G or equivalent in Maths and English.

Job Description     Person Specification         Application Form

Completed applications are to be returned via email to HR@ascenttrust.org or direct to Human Resources, Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Sunderland SR3 2NQ. Candidates who have not been contacted by the interview date can assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interview date: Tuesday 9th July 2019

 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people with Special Needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Trust safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.