Assistant Headteacher – Thomas Bewick School
Prosper Learning Trust
L8 – L12 £52,659 to £58,105
22nd May 2023
*Please note: closing date and interview date have been brought forward*
Permanent, full time
Thomas Bewick School is a large, successful specialist school for pupils with autism aged between three and nineteen years.
Required as soon as possible, we are looking to appoint a highly positive, motivated and talented Assistant Headteacher with middle or senior leadership experience and a passion for teaching pupils with autism and associated difficulties. We value high standards of achievement for all of our pupils and so we are looking to appoint an excellent senior leader who will make a positive contribution to the education of our fantastic pupils at Thomas Bewick School. All pupils have significant learning difficulties and complex needs, and abilities range from Engagement Model to lower National Curriculum levels. Our new Assistant Headteacher will play a key role in leading teaching, learning and pastoral provision across the school to ensure that we continue to provide a fantastic quality of education and care for all of our pupils.
Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy is due to open in September 2023. We are striving to further build collaboration across the schools and grow as a Multi Academy Trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.
The Trust is proud to say that the Real Living Wage is matched and we also offer the successful candidate:
- A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another
- Opportunities for career development and support with development through Trust wide CPD programmes
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme and support from the Trust’s Wellbeing Network Group
- Access to either Teacher’s Pension or Local Government Pension Scheme
Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
The successful candidate will be deployed at Thomas Bewick School but could be expected to work at any Prosper Learning Trust site should the need arise.
To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact:
Completed applications should be returned to:
Please clearly state in the subject header of your email JOB APPLICATION the SCHOOL and the ROLE you are applying for, i.e. JOB APPLICATION, THOMAS BEWICK SCHOOL, ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER.
Closing date: Monday 22nd May 2023 12pm
Interviews: Friday 26th May 2023
Application forms must be accompanied by a completed safe recruitment form and CVs cannot be accepted.
Supporting documentsApplication Form
Other Supporting Documents:Job Description and Person Specification Applicants Privacy Notice
Prosper Learning Trust
Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy will open in September 2023. We are striving to build further collaboration across the academies and grow as a multi-academy trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.
Prosper Learning Trust was formed to help vulnerable young people succeed. Many children and young people face challenges in their lives that many adults will happily never experience, Prosper Learning Trust’s range of academies are here to support them in doing so.
Wherever possible we will help these young people to thrive in a mainstream educational setting. Where that cannot happen, we will provide a safe space for them in one of our Alternative Provision schools until they are ready to return or move on.
Our Specialist Academies offer autistic children and young people the opportunity to learn in a supportive environment, where differences are celebrated, and every pupil is valued and encouraged to achieve their full potential.
Through our academies, we provide high quality teaching, curriculum and care in a range of environments. We provide education from 0 to 18 years old, in normal school settings, in hospitals, and via outreach work and support transition between them at every stage.Visit School Website