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.

Barbara Priestman Academy – Independent Travel Trainer (Temporary)

Post:

Independent Travel Trainer (Temporary)

Grade:

Grade D: PT15 – PT17 (actual salary £15,190 – £15,782)

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Barbara Priestman Academy

Responsible to:

Independent Travel Training Lead / Assistant Head of Academy

Closing date:

Monday 5th November 2018 at 12 noon

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 5 special academies. This is a first class opportunity to be part of the team in an innovative educational setting.

We are looking to appoint an Independent Travel Trainer who will deliver Independent Travel Training across the Sunderland area. The postholder will deliver independent travel training to targeted young people and provide training/ support to other schools. Candidates will have 5 x GCSE A*- C or equivalent, including Maths and English (evidence required).

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.

Interviews: Wednesday 21st November 2018

Ash Trees Academy – Teaching Assistant (Temporary)

Post:

Teaching Assistant (Temporary)

Grade:

Grade D: PT15 – PT17 (actual salary £13,342 – £13,862)

Hours/Weeks:

32.5 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Ash Trees Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 12 noon

Ash Trees Academy is a primary special academy catering for up to 150 pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties and those with autism. It is part of the Ascent Academies Trust, comprising five special academies.

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who will be responsible for supporting individuals and small groups, in addition to working with whole class groups. As this post is working within a primary age setting recent experience is this area is essential. Candidates should be well organised and be able to work as part of a team, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be flexible. Candidates will possess GCSE A*-C or equivalent in Maths and English and will also possess an NVQ3 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent.

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: Wednesday 14th November 2018

Barbara Priestman Academy – Family Liaison and Attendance Worker

 Post:

Family Liaison and Attendance Worker

 Grade:

Scale 6: PT26 – PT28 (actual salary £20,616 – £21,995)

 Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

 Location:

Barbara Priestman Academy

 Responsible to:

Head of Academy

 Closing date:

Monday 29th October 2018 at 12 noon

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 5 special academies. This is a first class opportunity to be part of the team in an innovative educational setting.

The successful candidate will contribute to the academy’s early help and support for families, working to promote regular attendance, improve family engagement and promote achievement and progress for pupils. The post holder will have 5 x GCSE A* – C or equivalent including Maths & English, hold a relevant qualification at L3 and have experience of working closely with parents/ carers and families.

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.

If you have any questions about this post, please do not hesitate to contact HR on 0333 999 1456.

Interview date: Monday 12th November 2018

Barbara Priestman Academy – Learning Support Assistants (Temporary)

Post:

Learning Support Assistants (Temporary)

Grade:

Grade D: PT15 – PT17 (actual salary £15,190 – £17,782)

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Barbara Priestman Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Monday 29th October 2018 at 12 noon

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 5 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 Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Sunderland SR3 2NQ. Candidates who have not been contacted by the interview date can assume they have been unsuccessful.

If you have any questions about this post, please do not hesitate to contact HR on 0333 999 1456.

Interview date: Tuesday 13th November 2018

Hope Wood Academy – Care Assistants (Temporary)

Post:

Care Assistants (Temporary)

Grade:

Grade C: PT11 – PT13 (actual salary £14,374 – £14,699)

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Hope Wood Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 12 noon

Hope Wood Academy is an all age special academy in Easington, Co Durham. It is part of the Ascent Academies Trust, which comprises five special academies in the North East. As part of the staff team you will play a key role in the achievement and development of students.

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 Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Sunderland SR3 2NQ. Candidates who have not been contacted by the interview date can assume they have been unsuccessful.

If you have any questions about this post, please do not hesitate to contact HR on 0333 999 1456.

Interview date: Thursday 15th November 2018

Portland Academy – Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

Post:

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

Grade:

Grade A: £2,088 pa (Actual Salary)

Hours/Weeks:

6.25 hours per week, Term time only 38 weeks

Location:

Portland Academy

Responsible to:

Senior Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

Closing date:

When filled

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, hardworking, efficient and highly motivated Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants.  Experience of working with students with special needs is desirable.

Job Description      Person Specification      Application Form

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

If you have any questions about this post, please do not hesitate to contact HR on 0333 999 1456.

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.