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At The Aspire Educational Trust we are passionate about giving children and young people of backgrounds an outstanding education. To achieve this, we recognise we need to attract talented and passionate people to work in our trust.

Why Choose Us?

Here at Aspire, we acknowledge the importance of employee engagement and we are passionate about ensuring all of our employees feel valued and supported. We welcome interest from hard working, motivated, forward-thinking individuals who wish to share in our success. In return we provide excellent benefits, a supportive environment with engaged children, and fantastic development and career progression opportunities.

The Aspire Educational Trust is an inclusive Equal Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome and encourage applications from all individuals, regardless of individual background or circumstance. We are happy to accept applications in alternative formats, and are happy to consider flexible working requests to support your work-life balance.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we strongly encourage applications from all persons with a known disability, and we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants, that meet the minimum criteria for a role, will be offered an interview and given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities. 


We are proud to offer our staff fantastic CPD opportunities and have links with the following organisations:

The Aspire Educational Trust and our schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. This is in line with statutory guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Each of our schools has a personalised Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which should be read by applicants before interview, you can access these here.

For details of our current vacancies please click here.

What our staff say:

"I really enjoy working for Aspire because I am trusted to take risks, make mistakes and then be given the time to learn from them. I am trusted to use my professional judgement, and work from home when appropriate. I have been able to take advantage of internal promotions and everyone I work alongside within Aspire is a true professional and incredibly hardworking. Also, they are a lot of fun too! 

The training sessions run by Aspire are evidence-informed, relevant and provide you with the opportunity to talk to colleagues from other schools who serve very different communities - this allows you to really understand a range of different challenges and perspectives and to use this to improve your own practice". 

Sarah – Vice Principal

"Our previous Assistant Headteacher achieved a promotion to Headteacher at another school within the trust. We take great pride in witnessing our staff members grow professionally and flourish in new leadership roles.

Additionally, we recently welcomed our new Head of school from another school within the trust, further solidifying the Trust's commitment to fostering career development and progression. 

The Aspire Trust has consistently proven itself to be a remarkable source of support for our school, and as the school Bursar, I am truly grateful for the extensive assistance provided. The Trust's commitment to ensuring the smooth functioning of our school is evident through the invaluable backing we receive. 

For myself, one of the most significant reasons for my immense satisfaction working within the Aspire Trust is the collective support of individuals within the Aspire Trust.

The support of the HR team enables me to effectively manage contractual and payroll matters. Additionally, the Trust's CFO plays a vital role in providing guidance and expertise, ensuring our financial resources are managed responsibly and strategically, and the Bursar Support Officer further assists me in handling financial operations with precision and efficiency. The collective support of roles within the Aspire Trust equips me with tools and resources needed to excel in my role, which I think is invaluable within a workplace. 

One of the most remarkable aspects of the Aspire Trust is the approachability and collaborative nature of its central team members. Personally, I greatly value the CEO's collaborative approach, always encouraging open communication and fostering a strong sense of teamwork.

Furthermore, the Aspire Trust has allowed me the invaluable opportunity to pursue a fully funded masters in senior leadership in education. This incredible chance to enhance my knowledge and skills in this specialised field not only demonstrates the Trust's commitment to professional development, but also highlights their dedication to cultivating exceptional talent within their workforce".

Megan - Bursar

Aspire is like a family. I started my teaching career as part of Aspire and it has gone from strength to strength. I love being part of the team and the networking opportunities are second to none. Everyone is approachable, knowledgeable and extremely helpful- no matter what you need. Whatever role I have been in, whether it be NQT, class teacher, AHT, SLE or ELE, there has always been someone who I can turn to for advice or support and someone who will listen and offer support and advice (and reassurance). I cannot thank the Trust enough for the opportunities I have received throughout my career so far and the experience I have had, living out my dream to be a teacher/ leader. 

I was supported by the Trust to complete my Apprenticeship and Masters in Education and Leadership and the value that has added to me as a leader has been amazing. Giving me insight into the budget, risk management for businesses, recruitment, change management and so much more has allowed me to have massive impact within my current school and I hope the schools which are yet to come. 
People have offered their time to talk me through areas of the Trust in relation to my course, and supported me with the time necessary to be successful. Not only increasing my knowledge around leadership and people management, I have also gained confidence to critically challenge and offer suggestions and alternatives when in Senior Leader meetings to drive change in my school and ensure staff are listened to, valued, and they aspire to be the best they can be. I have loved learning new things and impressed myself with my time management, as I completed it whilst working full time. 
Alongside this, the Trust offer moderation, subject leader support, twilights and they always signpost you to a range of areas which are related to your interests. All of this supports me with my professional development- and essentially the children in my class and school. 
Emily - Phase Leader

Get in touch

Aspire Educational Trust, Belgrave Rd, Macclesfield, SK11 7TF

01625 466914