All Academy vacancies are advertised on our Trust website, please follow the link for more information Vacancies

At Ash Trees Academy we are committed to providing training opportunities wherever possible. We can offer opportunities for training on courses and through placement opportunities for students on

  • Secondary school work experience placement
  • as part of a university undergraduate course or 6th form placement
  • health provision placements
  • NVQ Level training for Teaching Assistants


Please contact us for more information and direct your queries to Elaine Twizell or Gill Ward. Obviously we are a popular choice for students and are often overwhelmed by the number of requests that we receive. We will do our utmost to accommodate your request as far as possible but at times we may have to place you on a waiting list.

Please note: Safeguarding is vital, ALL adults who work in school on placements must have an enhanced DBS check completed prior to placement.


The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people with Special Needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Trust safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.