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.
Together we build brighter futures for young people with SEND.

The Ascent Academies’ Trust was founded in 2012 and is a family of four special academies in the North East of England, over three different local authorities. We are a collaborative group of academies who work closely with one another in order to achieve the best outcomes for our young people. As a result, our academies have improved year on year and all academies are currently at least Good from an Ofsted rating, with some individual areas rated Outstanding. This is an exciting time to join our Trust as we look to set out our next steps in creating brilliant schools.

We are an ethical Trust whose vision and values are aligned to equality and diversity, collaboration and lifelong learning.

 

Deputy Heads of Academy – Academies cross the Ascent Academies Trust

Together we build brighter futures for our young people with special educational needs. 

The Ascent Academies’ Trust is a vibrant and forward thinking Multi Academy Trust comprising four special academies, all of which are based in the North East of England. The Executive Team shares a strong, strategic view of all academies in the Trust and work in partnership to share best practice and improve outcomes for all students. 

 

At Ascent, our core values of collaboration, high expectations, equity and respect permeate all that we do.  We work within the Ethical Leadership Framework. From the moment a new member of staff arrives in our Trust, we ask them to live these values: 

 

Collaboration 
As leaders, we help each other as we are all responsible for children in our Trust. Our Trust is only as strong as its’ weakest academy and therefore we actively support Trust wide improvement and hold one another to account courageously. 

 

Equity 

We work to support each other as helping a member of our team is helping ourselves. Equitable, fair treatment of all our colleagues and young people is at the heart of what we do. We make decisions openly and transparently and always in the best interests of our young people. 

 

Respect 
We are honest about our motivations. We treat everyone with kindness and respect. We are loyal and have the courage to do the right thing. We are respectful, polite and good tempered at all times. We are genuine in our relationships with staff and families. 

 

Continual Improvement 

We have high expectations for ourselves and others. We focus on personal and professional development, knowing that we can always be better and do better. We grow people so that we have the capacity and ability to persevere with even the hardest work.  

 

Post 1: Deputy Head of Academy (Teaching, Learning & Assessment) 

Post 2: Deputy Head of Academy (Pastoral) 

Scale: L12 – L16 

Location: Academies across the Ascent Academies Trust 

 

The Board of Trustees are looking to appoint an excellent, experienced leader to support improvement in our academies. The successful candidate will be an experienced leader in the field of special education, possess a sound understanding of SEND legislation and have the ability to engage and motivate others towards a clear vision. The successful applicant will have strategic direction and leadership of a key area within the academy in which they are placed. Additionally, the Deputy Head of Academy will make a major contribution to strategic developments across the Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a dynamic, positive and ambitious leadership team. 

 

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Carolyn Morgan, Chief Executive on Tel: 07717 494437 

 

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. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  

 

To apply for either or both of these post please follow the links below, then please click on apply now and use/create your NE Jobs account.  If you are interested in both posts, you will need to submit an application to each post:

 

Post 1: Deputy Head of Academy (Teaching, Learning & Assessment) 

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Deputy_Head_of_Academy_Teaching_Learning_Assessment_/213677

 

Post 2: Deputy Head of Academy (Pastoral)

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Deputy_Head_of_Academy_Pastoral_/213675

 

Closing Date: Friday 8th October at 9.00am 

Interview: Tuesday 19th October 2021 

 

Teaching Assistants (Temporary) – Hope Wood Academy

Due to an increase in pupil numbers we are recruiting to the following position:

Teaching Assistants – Grade D, PT5 – PT6
Hours/ weeks: 37 hours/ wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)
Salary: Grade D £16,322 – £16,649 (actual salary)
Location: Hope Wood Academy

What we need:
• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.
• An enthusiastic and positive approach within the classroom part of the wider school and family of schools
• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people
• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods to assist the delivery of the curriculum
• A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for all young people in our academies
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do
• Chance to work with our amazing young people and their families
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Comprehensive induction programme
• Opportunity to work across all ages and abilities within the Trust
• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working
• Access to a range of subject and SEND specific networks, regionally and nationally
• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of diversity and collaboration, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this post please follow the link below, then please click on apply now and use/create your NE Jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Teaching_Assistants_Temporary_Hope_Wood_Academy/213519


Closing date: Monday 4th October at 9.00am
Interview: Tuesday 19th October 2021

Care Assistants (Temporary) – Hope Wood Academy

Due to an increase in pupil numbers, we are recruiting to the following position:

Care Assistants – Grade C, PT3 – PT4
Hours/ weeks: 37 hours/wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)
Salary: Grade C £15,689 – £16,002
Contract term: Temporary
Location: Hope Wood Academy

What we need:
• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.
• An enthusiastic and positive approach within the classroom part of the wider school and family of schools
• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people
• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods to assist the delivery of the curriculum
• A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for all young people in our academies
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do
• Chance to work with our amazing young people and their families
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Comprehensive induction programme
• Opportunity to work across all ages and abilities within the Trust
• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working
• Access to a range of subject and SEND specific networks, regionally and nationally
• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of diversity and collaboration, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this post please follow the link below, then please click on apply now and use/create your NE Jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Care_Assistants_Hope_Wood_Academy/213511


Closing date: Monday 4th October 2021 @ 9.00am
Interview date: Tuesday 19th October 2021

English Lead (Secondary) – Hope Wood Academy

 

Following an internal promotion of current post holder we are looking to appoint to the following position:

 

Post:           English Lead (Secondary)
Scale:          MPS/UPS
Allowance: SEN1 & TLR2a
Days:           Full time
Contract term: Permanent
Location:           Hope Wood Academy

What we need:
• Outstanding practitioners with obvious professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm
• An organised, digitally competent person, able to formulate and secure school improvement
• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.
• An enthusiastic and positive approach within the classroom part of the wider school and family of schools
• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people
• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum
• A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for all young people in our academies
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do
• Chance to work with our amazing young people and their families
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Comprehensive induction programme
• Opportunity to work across all ages and abilities within the Trust
• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working
• Access to a range of subject and SEND specific networks, regionally and nationally
• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

These are exceptional opportunities to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of diversity and collaboration, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Adele Pearson, Head of Hope Wood Academy on Tel: 07415 565542 or email [email protected]

To apply for this post please follow the link below, then please click on apply now and use/create your NE Jobs account:
English Lead (Secondary) – Hope Wood Academy – Ascent Academies’ Trust – North East Jobs

Closing Date: Monday 4th October at 9.00am
Interview dates: Monday 18th October 2021

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants – Ash Trees Academy

Post: Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants
Scale: Grade A (£9.25p/h)
Hours/ weeks: 6.25hrs/ wk (term time only, 38 weeks per year)
Salary: £2,482 (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent
Location: Ash Trees Academy

What we need:


• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.
• An enthusiastic and positive approach across the business support part of the wider school and family of schools
• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people
• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of working
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

We can offer you:


• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Comprehensive induction programme
• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working
• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of diversity and collaboration, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this post please follow the link below, then please click on apply now and use/create your NE Jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Lunchtime_Supervisory_Assistant/212931

Closing Date: Monday 27th September at 9.00am
Interview: Thursday 14th October 2021

Care Assistants (Temporary) – Ash Trees Academy

We are recruiting to the following positions:

Care Assistants – Grade C, PT3 – PT4
Hours/ weeks: 32.5hours/wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)
Salary: Grade C £13,778 – £14,050
Contract term: Temporary
Location: Ash Trees Academy

What we need:


• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.
• An enthusiastic and positive approach within the classroom part of the wider school and family of schools
• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people
• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods to assist the delivery of the curriculum
• A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for all young people in our academies
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

We can offer you:


• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do
• Chance to work with our amazing young people and their families
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Comprehensive induction programme
• Opportunity to work across all ages and abilities within the Trust
• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working
• Access to a range of subject and SEND specific networks, regionally and nationally
• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of diversity and collaboration, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this post please follow the link below, then please click on apply now and use/create your NE Jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Care_Assistants_Ash_Trees_Academy/212933

Closing date: Monday 27th September 2021 @ 9.00am
Interview date: Thursday 14th October 2021

Supply Teaching Assistants – Portland Academy

W are recruiting to the following positions.

Supply Teaching Assistants – Grade D, PT5 – PT6
Hours/ weeks: 37hours/ wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)
Salary: Grade D £10.01 – £10.21 per hour
Location: Portland Academy

What we need:
• A commitment to and a passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
• Someone who will embrace being part of a family of schools, sharing good practice and collaborating with others across a Trust.
• An enthusiastic and positive approach within the classroom part of the wider school and family of schools
• Commitment to own professional development and to enhance those of others in order that we can respond to the needs of our young people
• Consistently high expectations and aspirations for our young people and yourself
• A commitment to fresh and exciting methods to assist the delivery of the curriculum
• A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for all young people in our academies
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Complete commitment to the core values of Ascent

We can offer you:
• An opportunity to work with highly-skilled professionals who love what they do
• Chance to work with our amazing young people and their families
• Excellent career development and progression opportunities
• Comprehensive induction programme
• Opportunity to work across all ages and abilities within the Trust
• Opportunity to work in settings which value multi-disciplinary ways of working
• Access to a range of subject and SEND specific networks, regionally and nationally
• An exciting and extensive commitment to high quality professional development, identified through a strong appraisal process
• A comprehensive wellbeing and support package for staff

This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community’s ethos of diversity and collaboration, then we would be delighted to hear from you.

To apply for this post please follow the link below, then please click on apply now and use/create your NE Jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Supply_Teaching_Assistants_Portland_Academy/212975

Closing date: Thursday 23rd September at 9.00am
Interview date: Monday 11th October 2021

 

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.