Deputy Heads of Academy - Pastoral (2 Posts)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/05/2022 09:00
£55,338 - £61,166
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Leadership
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Employment Location:
Academies across the Ascent Academies Trust – one post initially based at Barbara Priestman Academy and one post initially at Hope Wood Academy
Number of posts:
Closing date:
17 May
Further Information

The Ascent Academies’ Trust is a vibrant and forward thinking Multi Academy Trust comprising four special academies, all of which are based in the North East of England. The Executive Team shares a strong, strategic view of all academies in the Trust and work in partnership to share best practice and improve outcomes for all students. We currently have 400+ employees who work across our four academies, including a centralised Corporate Team.

At Ascent, our core values of collaboration, high expectations, equity and respect permeate all that we do. We work within the Ethical Leadership Framework. From the moment a new member of staff arrives in our Trust, we ask them to live these values:
As leaders, we help each other as we are all responsible for children in our Trust. Our Trust is only as strong as its’ weakest academy and therefore we actively support Trust wide improvement and hold one another to account courageously.

We work to support each other as helping a member of our team is helping ourselves. Equitable, fair treatment of all our colleagues and young people is at the heart of what we do. We make decisions openly and transparently and always in the best interests of our young people.

We are honest about our motivations. We treat everyone with kindness and respect. We are loyal and have the courage to do the right thing. We are respectful, polite and good tempered at all times. We are genuine in our relationships with staff and families.

Continual Improvement
We have high expectations for ourselves and others. We focus on personal and professional development, knowing that we can always be better and do better. We grow people so that we have the capacity and ability to persevere with even the hardest work.

Post: Deputy Head of Academy (Pastoral) - 2 posts

Scale: L12 – L16

Location: Academies across the Ascent Academies Trust – one post initially based at Barbara Priestman Academy and one post initially at Hope Wood Academy

Due to the promotion of the current post holders, the Board of Trustees are looking to appoint excellent, experienced leaders to support improvement in our academies. The successful candidates will be experienced leaders in the field of special education, possess a sound understanding of SEND legislation and have the ability to engage and motivate others towards a clear vision. The successful applicants will have strategic direction and leadership of a key area within the academy in which they are placed. Additionally, the Deputy Heads of Academy make a major contribution to strategic developments across the Trust. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a dynamic, positive and ambitious leadership team.

For an informal discussion about these posts please contact Carolyn Morgan, Chief Executive on Tel: 07717 494437

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Closing Date: Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 9.00am

Interview Date: Thursday 26th May 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. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.