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Job details
Employer Barbara Priestman Academy
Location Sunderland
Salary Scale Leadership L18 – L24
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

The Ascent Academies’ Trust
Portland Academy
Weymouth Road
Tel: (0191) 553 6050

The Ascent Academies’ Trust is a vibrant and forward thinking Multi Academy Trust comprising five 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 works in partnership to share best practice and improve outcomes for all students.

The Board of Trustees are looking to appoint excellent, experienced leaders to support the rapid developments in our academies. The successful candidates will be experienced practitioners 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 responsibility for improvements within their named academy including the statutory head teacher role. They will have oversight of pupil progress, attainment and interventions across the full age and ability range, including those who are disadvantaged. Additionally the Head of Academy will 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 Dunn, Interim Chief Executive on Tel: 0191 5536050

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.

An application form and further details of the roles can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, which can be obtained from our website  Completed applications should be returned to Louise Johnson, The Ascent Academies’ Trust, Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Sunderland, SR3 2NQ or by email to

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 12 noon
Interviews: Monday 16th October 2017

About the employer

Information about Barbara Priestman Academy
Org type Special Needs
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 19 years

Locations and contacts

Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
+44 191 553 6400