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 – Learning Support Assistants (Temporary)

Post:

Learning Support Assistants (Temporary)

Grade:

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

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Barbara Priestman Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Monday 25th February 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.

Interviews: Friday 8th March 2019

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.

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.