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  • Start date details

    Once recruitment clearances are complete

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until return of substantive postholder

Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

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.

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

What the school offers its staff

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 this post please contact Graeme Musson, Head of Ash Trees Academy by emailgmusson@ascenttrust.org

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Part-time/ Job Share may be considered.

Closing Date: Tuesday 16th April 2024 at 9.00am

Interview date: Friday 3rd May 2024

Please note – if you are shortlisted, you will be subject to an online search. This is not part of the shortlisting process and you will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern that come up during the search at interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ash Trees Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
School size
171 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Ash Trees is a primary aged special academy based in Billingham and serving the Stockton area. We currently have around 150 pupils who experience severe learning difficulties which includes profound and complex medical needs and young people with autism.

Ash Trees academy is part of the Ascent Academies’ Trust, a small but growing partnership of special schools whose purpose is to provide outstanding education and support for children with special needs.

If you would like more information on Ash Trees please phone or email.

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