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.

 

Assets and Estates Manager

 

We are recruiting to the following position;

Assets and Estates Manager

Full time
Hours/week: 37 hours
Salary: £42,821 – £44,863
Contract term: Permanent
Employment Location: Sunderland

The Trustees are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed individual to be responsible for all aspects of the Trust’s estate, including Health and Safety compliance in relevant areas. Working with staff across all the academies the postholder will monitor and advise on the condition, investment and operation of all estates, ensuring all sites are maintained to the highest standards within allocated resources and all legislative requirements are met. The successful candidate will have 5 x GCSE A*-C or equivalent, including maths and English, and HND/Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or hold a relevant professional qualification. The successful candidate will also have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in operational premises management and substantial practical experience in facilities management.

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 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.

For further information about this post please contact Mick Little, Chief Operating Officer by email: [email protected]

To apply for this post please follow the link below and click on ‘apply now’ and login to/create your NE jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Assets_and_Estates_Manager/217857

Closing Date: Thursday 27th January 2022 at 9.00am
Interview: Tuesday 8th February 2022

Teaching Assistants (TA2) – Ash Trees Academy

We are looking to recruit flexible, adaptable and resilient teaching assistants to join our skilled and dedicated team here at Ash Trees. Successful applicants should be passionate about working in a SEND environment with the best interests of our wonderful children being their biggest motivator! Candidates should be hard-working and possess a willingness to manage and accept change in a positive manner. Those interested, should be unafraid of a challenge and should be dedicated to making a genuine difference to the outcomes our pupils achieve.

We are recruiting to the following positions:

Teaching Assistants – Grade D, PT5 – PT6
Hours/ weeks: 32.5 hours/ wk, 39 weeks (TTO + 1 week)
Salary: Grade D £14,851 – £15,147 (actual salary)
Contract: Permanent and Temporary opportunities available

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 and click on ‘apply now’ and login to/create your NE jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Teaching_Assistants_TA2_Ash_Trees_Academy/218849

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification for this post in the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of the NEJobs advert.

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022 at 9.00am
Interview: Thursday 10th February 2022

Supply Teaching Assistants (TA2) – Ash Trees Academy

We are looking to recruit flexible, adaptable and resilient teaching assistants to join our skilled and dedicated team here at Ash Trees. Successful applicants should be passionate about working in a SEND environment with the best interests of our wonderful children being their biggest motivator! Candidates should be hard-working and possess a willingness to manage and accept change in a positive manner. Those interested, should be unafraid of a challenge and should be dedicated to making a genuine difference to the outcomes our pupils achieve.

We are recruiting to the following positions:

Teaching Assistants – Grade D, PT5 – PT6
Hours/ weeks: as and when required
Salary: Grade D £10.01 – £10.21 per hour, plus holiday plusage
Contract: Supply agreement

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 and click on ‘apply now’ and login to/create your NE jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Supply_Teaching_Assistants_TA2_Ash_Trees_Academy/218856

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification for this post in the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of the NEJobs advert.

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022 at 9.00am
Interview: Thursday 10th February 2022

Business Support Posts – Hope Wood Academy

This role involves working in a busy school office, working to welcome students, families and visitors, to be part of the business support team dealing with a variety of tasks such as HR, finance, customer service. If you would like to work in this fast paced, friendly and welcoming environment where no two days are the same, we would love to hear from you.

Post 1: Business Support Staff
Scale: Grade D, PT 5 – PT 6
Hours/ weeks: 37hrs/ wk, 39 weeks TTO
Salary: £16,907 – £17,245 (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Post 2: Business Support Staff
Scale: Grade D, PT 5 – PT 6
Hours/ weeks: 18.5hrs/ wk, 39 weeks TTO
Salary: £8,453 – £8,622 (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

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.

For further information about this post please contact Adele Pearson, Head of Academy, by email: [email protected]

To apply for this post please follow the link below and click on ‘apply now’ and login to/create your NE jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Business_Support_Posts_Hope_Wood_Academy/218896

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification for this post in the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of the NEJobs advert.

Closing Date: Thursday 10th February at 9.00am
Interview: Wednesday 2nd March 2022

SEND Teachers – Ash Trees Academy

We are looking to recruit flexible, adaptable and skilled teachers of pupils with SEND to join our dedicated team of teachers and support staff here at Ash Trees. Successful applicants should be passionate about working in a SEND environment with the best interests of our wonderful children being their biggest motivator! Candidates should be hard-working and creative, with an ability to accept and manage change in a positive manner. At Ash Trees we believe in growing and nurturing talent, therefore any ECTs who believe they can fulfil our requirements are more than welcome to apply and will be supported through a bespoke package of induction. Applicants should enjoy a collaborative approach to teaching and be able to form good relationships within highly effective teams. Any teachers interested in the post, should be unafraid of a challenge and should be dedicated to making a genuine difference to the outcomes our pupils achieve.

Post: SEND Teachers
Scale: MPS/ UPS
Allowance: SEN1
Days: Full time
Contract: Permanent and Maternity Cover opportunities available

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 Graeme Musson, Head of Ash Trees Academy via email [email protected]

To apply for these posts please follow the link below and click on ‘apply now’ and login to/create your NE jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/SEND_Teachers_Ash_Trees_Academy/218987

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification for this post in the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of the NEJobs advert.

Closing Date: Tuesday 1st February 2022 @ 9.00am
Interview dates: Friday 11th February 2022

Head of English Secondary Department – Hope Wood Academy

This is unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational and dynamic teacher to join Hope Wood Academy and make a significant difference in the lives of our young people and our community within the position of Secondary English Lead. This position has become available due to internal career progression within the Academy. We are looking for an experienced English specialist who is a creative, enthusiastic and passionate practitioner. In return, you will join a progressive and innovative team who are dedicated to lifelong learning for all.

We are recruiting to the following position:

Post: Head of English (Secondary Department)
Salary: MPS/UPS & TLR2a & SEN1
Contract: Permanent

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.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Adele Pearson, Head of Academy on 07415565542 or via email [email protected]

To apply for these posts please follow the link below and click on ‘apply now’ and login to/create your NE jobs account:

https://www.northeastjobs.org.uk/job/Head_of_English_Secondary_Department_Hope_Wood_Academy/219006

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification for this post in the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of the NEJobs advert.

Closing date: Tuesday 1st February 2022 at 9.00am
Interview: Monday 14th February 2022

 

 

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.