Working with us

Current opportunities:
e want to attract the best staff to work with our children - people who really believe in our vision and values and want to make a difference to the lives of children in our schools.  In return, we pledge to offer the best working conditions possible, the best training and support and career pathways at every level.  

If you want to join us in this quest, please check this page regularly and contact us about vacancies as they arise.

Strategic Lead for Service Delivery to Schools

An exciting opportunity for a secondment/fixed term appointment

4 days per week, 40 weeks, grade 7, point 41 (£36,931 FTE)

Fixed term:  1st September 2018 to 31st August 2019

Reporting directly to the Trust CEO/Executive Principal

Based in ASSET office within 10 minutes of Ipswich centre, some independent work

This post is funded from MDIF to support the CEO to develop and establish a structure of service provision for schools which stands apart from the more traditional MAT structure of a COO leading a business unit.  It would suit a creative and innovator thinker with a proven ability to strategically plan and deliver.

For more information, please email:

Opportunities for Headship within ASSET Education

Apply for a headteacher post in an ASSET Education school and go through stage one of the process with complete confidentiality.  

Finding the right headteacher to lead a school is one of the most important aspects of our work as a trust.  We now only appoint to a headteacher position if a candidate has satisfied us that they have excellent leadership skills, the potential to improve a school and very importantly share our vision and ethos.  By getting to know you and your aspirations in stage one of our headteacher recruitment process, we can then consider the best placement for you. If a vacancy exists, or when a vacancy arises, we will consider all candidates who have been successful in stage one and find the best match for the school.  At this point the process will become public, references will be taken up, and you will visit the school, meet the staff, pupils and parents and a final decision can be made.

If you are considering your next challenge, or have aspirations to be a headteacher in the near future, we encourage you to apply!  

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Starting September 1st 2018

Grade 3/12 £17,173  Per Year Pro Rata
To commence: September 2018
This will initially be a temporary 1 year contract until 31st August 2019.
18.75 hours per week, term time plus 1 week
Lunch duty will be required - £8.50 per hour

We are seeking to recruit a caring, creative, experienced and outstanding KS2 teaching assistant to join our team. Under the guidance of teaching staff, the successful candidate will be responsible for working with groups of KS2 pupils and will be expected to plan small group activities as well as be responsible for assessing pupil’s progress and achievement throughout the year. Additional afternoon hours may be available throughout the week.

You will join a friendly and committed staff team in a good teaching and learning environment. There will be opportunities throughout the year for Professional Development Training. We would be particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are working towards their HLTA qualification, who have the qualification or who have experience in covering whole classes for PPA cover as there may be opportunities during the week to cover classes – either in the mornings or some afternoons. This will be at the HLTA rate of pay £? per hour.

Person Specification
Excellent knowledge of the curriculum for KS2children.
Experience of planning and being responsible for children in KS2
Experience of assessment in KS2
Excellent phonic knowledge

Minimum of NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification.
GCSE in English and Maths
Desirable evidence of post GCSE qualifications – HLTA Qualification

Practical skills
ICT literate
Experience/ knowledge of running interventions- i.e. Numicon, Phonics, Catch Up
Behaviour management experience/training
Willingness to run clubs
Personal qualities and attributes
Creativity and initiative to create resources and plan exciting, practical and meaningful learning experiences for primary children.

Encourages children to reach their full potential in terms of academic achievement but also their social and emotional development

The ability to work as part of a team and be flexible.
A commitment to working in partnership with parents.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and positively encouraged and we know you will instantly love us!

Please download the application form and guidance.

Completed application forms to be returned to the school, via e mail, post or hand delivery: Edgar Sewter Primary, Norwich Road, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 8BU (01986) 873194 Email:

Closing date: 1pm Friday 13th July 2018
Interview date: Thursday 19th July 2018

Do you have skills to bring to the world of education?

Have you thought about volunteering as a School Governor?

ASSET Education is looking to recruit governors to our excellent primary schools in Ipswich - St Helen’s Primary, Whitton Primary and The Oaks Primary.  

You will need to have a real interest in the communities that are served by our schools and a desire to see children succeed.  We are particularly looking for people who have a passion for education and learning and also have expertise to bring in one of the following areas:  finance, HR, property, communications, IT, ……..

Our Governors report to the Trust Board and provide “support and challenge” to our school leaders.  They meet as a group at least once a term to understand how the school is performing and are expected to take an active and involved part in at least one aspect of school life.  For example, a governor with finance expertise would meet with the Headteacher and School Business Manager regularly to support financial decision making and ensure value for money.  Equally a governor with expertise in IT might visit the school on a regular basis to support the development of the computing curriculum.  

At least two places on the governing body of each school are allocated to parents of children in the school.  Skills audits are undertaken annually.  

When a vacancy becomes available it is advertised within the local community, to staff and to parents.  Interviews are held and appointments are made on the basis of the skillsets that are needed by the school.  Appointments are made by the Headteacher and Executive Principal with approval from the Trust Board.  

Governors perform the most important voluntary role in education…. If you would like to make a difference to one of our schools and feel you have something to offer please contact We welcome applications from all members of the community and will undertake full safeguarding checks prior to appointment.   This is a voluntary post, reasonable expenses can be claimed.  

"A single good teacher who cares and shows that they care, who is passionate about children, about learning and about life, can inspire a child and have an influence beyond their own life span."

"Teachers change the world every day through acts of kindness, courage, hope and integrity."

Jennifer M Fox Eades, Celebrating Strengths 2008