Thomas Bewick School, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW

Assistant HeadTeacher

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



Full time

L8 – L12 £52,659 to £58,105

This school has Academy status and is part of Prosper Learning Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Thomas Bewick School

Linhope Road

West Denton

Newcastle upon Tyne


Start Date: 1 September 2023 (or as soon as possible)

Thomas Bewick is a large, successful specialist school for pupils with autism aged between four 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 in 2019 and Harry Watts Academy opened in September 2020. 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 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.

Full details can be found on our Trust Webs

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

Download the application pack from: and return to

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 26th May 2023

Interviews: Week Commencing Monday 5th June 2023

Application forms must be accompanied by a completed safe recruitment form and CVs cannot be accepted.


Closing date:

26 May 2023

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