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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Design and technology, Science

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,314 - £31,428

What skills and experience we're looking for

A fantastic opportunity at our brand new SEMH school to be a part of our journey at the very start.*** Please note, this vacancy is for a Brand New school based in Widnes (Halton LA). It is not based at the Trust Head Office ***

This instructor/learning mentor position at The Raise Academy is a fantastic opportunity at our brand new SEMH school in Widnes opening in September 2024, to shape the school and transform the lives of children and those who look after them. If successful you will play a key role in setting up a brand new free school to provide successful education to students who need it most.

We want to build on our reputation of being extremely versatile, developing personalised programmes of study so all achieve. As a free school there is a rare opportunity that will give you the chance to help develop an education system that truly focuses on the individual.

The Raise Academy will become a beacon of outstanding practice in SEN delivery specifically focused around supporting students with Social and Emotional difficulties and this role will provide an exceptional prospect to help craft the foundations of successful lifelong education.

The school will begin with a cohort of 35 expanding to 50 in year 2 with potential further expansion to 64. We are looking for someone who will enjoy the challenge of setting up a school, along with the tremendous opportunity to work with an incredibly supportive central team and trust board.

As a newly appointed Design Technology Instructor your key priorities will be to:

  • Shape the Design Technology, curriculum and enrichment opportunities throughout the school
  • Support the vision and direction of the Academy
  • Deliver and maintain effective learning and teaching as part of the Design Technology Curriculum,
  • Deploy resources efficiently and effectively
  • Ensure effective pastoral care and behaviour support throughout the school with guidance from senior team members

The Raise Academy will also provide the opportunity for you as educators and those supporting education to make a real difference in an environment that supports your professional development.

I hope you will want to join our team to help shape our school and create an aspirational environment for our pupils. Please get in touch if you have any questions and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Paul Eager, Headteacher


What the school offers its staff

  • A teaching day that ends at 3.30pm
  • Small class sizes
  • Fantastic classroom support
  • Access to training and CPD including further professional qualifications.
  • Specialist training where required
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible and supportive approach to work
  • Free lunch at school
  • Free parking (including charging stations on most sites)
  • Nursery benefits
  • Tusker car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Education Mutual – private health support - access to a 24/7 GP, free face to face counselling, physiotherapy, nurse help-line, prescription service whenever you need it

Further details about the role

To apply for this role please apply via the Every HR portal at the following link:


Commitment to safeguarding

The safe recruitment of staff in the Trust is the first step in the effective safeguarding and promotion of welfare for our children. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers in the Trust to share this commitment. It is recognised that this can only be achieved through sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and the recruitment and retention of competent, motivated employees who are suited to, and fulfilled in the roles they undertake.

A copy of the Trust’s Safer Recruitment Policy is available on request.

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About Youth Engagement Schools Trust

Multi-academy trust
Email address
Phone number
01260 490042

The Youth Engagement Schools (YES) Trust is a multi-academy trust based broadly in the North West of England. Together, we have developed a growing family of schools which makes a difference for children and young people. As we continue to set and raise the bar in all the work we undertake, we are keen to maintain our national recognition as one of the highest achieving alternative and SEN multi-academy trusts in the country.

We unashamedly use words like “kindness” and “compassion” in our values. Our ability to make that difference rests on our vision and our core values which include an absolute belief in the importance of collaboration and mutual support, and on our recognition of the trust as a family of schools in which colleagues are equally valued. We want to continue this further, and to become the employer of choice for teaching and support staff across the region.

We are:
• Child centred
• Adaptive and sensitive to need
• Authentic in our relationships

We strive for:
• Solution-focused mindsets
• A climate of reflection and feedback
• Intrinsic motivation *
• Continual improvement
• A culture of collaboration

Our minimum expectations of our staff are:
• Belief in our core values
• Professional conduct at all times
• Appropriate communication
• Ability to follow direction
• Kindness and compassion
• Flexibility and adaptability

Arranging a visit to Youth Engagement Schools Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HR@theyestrust.org.

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