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.

 

Teachers (SEND, Art and Learning Outside the Classroom)

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

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.
Posts:                    SEND Teachers
                               Art Teacher
                               Teacher of Learning Outside the Classroom
 
Scale:                    MPS and MPS/UPS
Allowance:          SEN1
Days:                    Full time
Contract term:  Permanent and temporary
Location:             SEND Teachers – Academies across the Trust
                              Art Teacher (temporary) – Barbara Priestman Academy
                              Teacher of Learning Outside the Classroom (permanent) – 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 these posts please contact Adele Pearson, Head of Hope Wood Academy on Tel: 07415 565542 or email apearson@ascenttrust.org
To apply for these posts please click on the link for the appropriate post shown below:

 

SEND Teachers

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/SEND_Teachers/197264

 

Art Teacher

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Art_Teacher/197265

 

Teacher of Learning

Outside the Classroom

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Teacher_of_Learning_Outside_the_Classroom/197266

 

Closing Date: Monday 20th April at 12 noon
Interview: To be arranged

Deputy Head of Academy (Pastoral) – Ascent Academies’ Trust

Posts:

Deputy Head (Pastoral)

Location:

Academy within the Ascent Academies’ Trust

Grade:

L12 – L16

Hours/ weeks:

Full-time

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:
Monday 20th April 2020 @ 12 noon
Together we build brighter futures for our young people with special educational needs.
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.
  
What we need:
  • An outstanding leader with obvious professionalism, expertise and enthusiasm
  • An organised, digitally competent person, able to formulate and secure school improvement
  • A passion for strategic leadership
  • A commitment to and passion for building a brighter future for young people with Special Educational Needs
  • An ability to work effectively across our Trust
  • Consistently high expectations of 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
  • An organisation that works within the Ethical Leadership Framework
  • Access to wider partnerships within our Challenge Partner Hub
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 these posts please contact Carolyn Morgan, Chief Executive on Tel: 07717 494437 or Email: cmorgan@ascenttrust.org
To apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the instructions on how to apply:
https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Deputy_Head_of_Academy_Pastoral_/197260

 

If you require an application form in an alternative format, please email HR@ascenttrust.org
Interview date: to be confirmed

Teacher (EYFS/KS1) Maternity Cover – Hope Wood Academy

Post:

Teacher (EYFS/KS1)

Location:

Hope Wood Academy

Grade:

MPS/UPS + SEN1 allowance

Hours/ weeks:

Full-time

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:
Monday 20th April 2020 @ 9.00am
We are seeking to appoint an EYFS/KS1 Teacher to cover Maternity Leave at Hope Wood Academy.  As part of a Multi-Academy Trust of four special academies based in Sunderland, Easington and Stockton and part of wider SEND regional networks we work collaboratively to create the best possible opportunities for pupils with SEND. As a Trust we offer a range of professional development and progression opportunities. As Silver Investors in People Award holders we believe ‘our people’ are our strongest asset, we would love to hear from you if you share our passion and uncompromising vision for young people with SEND and are interested in joining the team, why not come for a visit and meet our amazing young people for yourself.
Further information about Hope Wood Academy can be seen on their website – https://www.hopewood.org.uk/

 

To apply for this position, please click on the link below and follow the instructions on how to apply:
https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Teacher_EYFS_KS1_Maternity_Cover_Hope_Wood_Academy/196716
If you require an application form in an alternative format, please email HR@ascenttrust.org
Interview date: to be confirmed

 

 

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.