Mary Astell Academy, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 2LW

Mini Bus Driver

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



Part time - term time

£21,575 - £22,777 FTE, (Actual salary £12,223.00 - £12,904.00)

This school has Academy status, and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

Mary Astell Academy

Linhope Road

West Denton

Newcastle upon Tyne


Start Date: As soon as possible.

25 hours a week, Term Time Only

Split shift hours 07:30 to 10:00 then 14:00 to 15:30

Start Date: As soon as possible.

Permanent Position

Required as soon as possible, Mini Bus Driver with an interest in working with pupils with SEMH and challenging behaviours.

Mary Astell Academy is a specialist Alternative Provision Academy that works with pupils who have been permanently excluded from mainstream schools whilst also working with pupils that are at risk of permanent exclusion and access our short term ‘turnaround’ provision with a view to supporting their transition in the educational journey.

The Trust/School can offer:

• A friendly, caring and supportive ethos

• Opportunities to continue your own professional development via personalised CPD support

• Opportunity for fast track career development for the right candidate

• A dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff and Trustees

• Support from colleagues within the school and across the Trust

• The option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

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 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.

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 candidates will be deployed initially at Mary Astell Academy but will be expected to work at any Prosper Learning Trust site should the need arise.

Closing date: 17th February 2023, at 12 noon

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Closing date:

17 February 2023

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