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 – Teacher

Post:

Teacher

Grade:

MPS/UPS + SEN allowance

Hours/Weeks:

Full time

Location:

Barbara Priestman Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Tuesday 3rd July 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 seeking to appoint a skilled practitioner, with a track record of good or outstanding teaching in a similar setting. Candidates will have experience of teaching students with ASD and other complex needs.  We are particularly keen to hear from teachers who have experience of teaching the primary curriculum, but are able to modify this to be effective within a “static” complex secondary aged ASD specific class. Applications from NQTs are welcome.

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.

Interviews: Friday 13th July 2018

Hope Wood Academy – Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Post:

Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Grade:

MPS/UPS + SEN allowance

Hours/Weeks:

Full time

Location:

Hope Wood Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Thursday 5th July 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.

We are seeking to appoint a skilled practitioner, with a track record of good or outstanding teaching in a similar context. Candidates will have experience of teaching students with SEND as appropriate for the role. As part of ongoing development at Hope Wood Academy we are looking for teachers who could bring experience of subject specialism which could further enhance our curriculum offer. Applications from NQTs are welcome.

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.

Interviews: Monday 16th July 2018

Hope Wood Academy – Care Assistants (Temporary)

Post:

Care Assistants (Temporary)

Grade:

Grade C: PT 11 – PT 13 (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 27th June 2018 at 10am

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 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: Tuesday 10th July 2018

Hope Wood and Ash Trees Academies – Speech and Language Therapist

Post:

Speech and Language Therapist

Grade:

PT 30 – PT 47 (Band 6/7 equivalent)

Actual salary £23,123 – £36,180 per annum

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

3 days at Hope Wood Academy, 2 days at Ash Trees Academy

Location:

Hope Wood and Ash Trees Academies

Responsible to:

Heads of Academy

Closing date:

Monday 2nd July 2018 at 12 noon

The Ascent Academies’ Trust is a partnership of five special academies in the North East, which provides and develops special needs provision across the region.

The Trust is committed to providing excellent speech, language and social communication skills to students. The post holder will develop the provision of speech & language therapy within the academies, working closely with staff, parents and a range of external professionals. The post holder will manage the communication needs of the whole academy along with an appropriate clinical caseload in each of the academies. The post holder will work with a communication assistant in each academy in order to support and deliver intervention.

We are seeking to appoint an individual with;

  • Substantial experience of working within the field of Special Educational Needs (3-5 year)

  • Experience of communication models

  • Ability to deliver training and coaching to staff

  • Ability to work on own initiative and form networks with other professionals

  • HPC and RLSLT registration

There will be access to external clinical supervision on a 1:1 basis along with access to peer supervision groups within the North East. There will be access to support from SALT colleagues with the Trust as appropriate.

For further discussions about the post please contact: Diane Dixon SALT 0191 5536000

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, FAO HR Department. Candidates who have not been contacted by the interview date can assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews: Tuesday 17th July 2018

Hope Wood Academy – Teaching Assistants (Temporary)

Post:

Teaching 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:

Hope Wood Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Monday 25th June 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 be well organised, be able to work as part of a team and have a good understanding of students with PMLD, complex learning needs and challenging behaviours. Candidates will possess GCSE A*-C or equivalent in Maths and English and possess an NVQ3 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent. Training in the application and management of a tracheostomy for a school aged child is essential.

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 FAO HR Department. Candidates who have not been contacted by the interview date can assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews: Tuesday 10th July 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 by email to HR@ascenttrust.org or direct to Human Resources at Portland Academy

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.