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Welcome to Great Academy Ashton
GAA is genuinely a GREAT school filled with professional, experienced and dedicated staff.
Our staff are supported and trained to be the best they possibly can be for our students and to support each other. We have many career opportunities for new and existing staff with extensive CPD programmes. We are always pleased to receive CVs and other details from people interested in working with us.
We are located just outside the great global city of Manchester, where we work closely with our partner schools, with local and national businesses, and a vast range of community groups. All staff are encouraged to join their professional body groups, from The Chartered College of Teaching to the Mathematical Association. Whichever professional body is suitable for your role, we will fund your membership so that you gain the best, most up to date, professional knowledge.
If you wish to be a part of a values based, community focussed, ethically led organisation, we want to hear from you!
When searching for any role within a school, I feel it is absolutely vital that you understand “the why?”. What is the purpose, mission and reason for that school? Our “why” here at GAA is simple…to metamorphosise the life chances of the young people from the community we serve. We do this by giving our students the best outcomes, the best experiences and the greatest of participation and celebration so that they will achieve in line with the best students in our country. As your potential “Head Teacher” I ensure that all of our leadership is values based, community focused and ethically led.
Once you have found a job you are interested in applying for and have read the Job Description and Person Specification carefully….
Yes, if you have a disability which makes it difficult for you to apply online, please get in touch with the contact named in the job advert who can assist you and discuss other ways to apply.
Yes, if you have a question relating to a specific job, or would like an informal discussion prior to submitting an application, please get in touch with the contact named in the job advert.
The closing date for applications will be specified in the job advert, with the latest time for submission at 11.59pm (UK time) unless otherwise stated.
Once you have submitted your application you will automatically receive an email confirming we have received it.
Once the job advert for the vacancy has closed, the selection panel will review all applications against the criteria outlined in the Person Specification within the Job Description. As soon as a decision is reached, we will contact shortlisted candidates to arrange an interview.
We will also email candidates who have not been shortlisted for an interview to advise them that we are not progressing with their application at this time. Should you wish to receive an update on your application please contact the named person on the job advert.
We believe strongly in staff wellbeing and this statement and policy outlines our offer to our staff.
Having an appetite for learning is key to a successful life. The best staff understand that they don’t have all the answers but are willing to find out more and appreciate that there is no ceiling on learning. At Great Academy Ashton, we invest in our staff and encourage life-long learning. We fully fund staff CPD, including memberships to professional bodies, subject networks and much more.
We know that, to achieve our vision, it is our people who will make the big difference.
In order to attract the strongest, we offer a competitive reward and benefits package.
We actively look for potential and talent within our workforce.