Working for Aspire

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

Why choose us?

We value our people

We want to work with the most talented staff which is why we offer competitive salaries based on market rates alongside excellent annual leave entitlement, pensions and other great benefits.

The Aspire Educational Trust recognises the importance of employee engagement and is determined that all its employees should feel valued and supported.

Work life balance

We believe that quality time outside the classroom and office is vital to our employees’ satisfaction at work. That’s why we encourage our principals and managers to actively promote a healthy work-life balance for all employees, balancing the needs of the academies with the needs of the individuals.

Learning and development

The Aspire Educational Trust believes in developing its talent and has a strong performance management system embedded to ensure that employees are supported to meet their targets and develop their skills.

Our Teaching Alliance offers a range of programmes across all areas of our business including all aspects of Teaching and Learning and Leadership and Management; click here for more information. 


Terms and conditions at the Aspire Educational Trust reflect those found nationally.

Pensions: The Aspire Educational Trust contributes to Teachers’ Pensions and Local Government pensions in the same way and with the same level of contribution as local authorities.

Continuous Service: The Aspire Educational Trust recognises continuous service with local authorities.

Employer Relations: The Aspire Educational Trust has a Trade Union agreement which recognises the teaching and support staff unions. This is reinforced by the Executive and Leadership team’s commitment to involvement and engagement of all employees. 

Equality of opportunity: The Aspire Educational Trust is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, gender, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation and/or medical condition.

What our staff say:

Diane – Teacher at Wilmslow Academy:

“I feel privileged to have been in the first class of Aspirer teaching students. As an Aspirer associate teacher I felt supported, encouraged and motivated. The most important and rewarding attribute that I believe the teaching school offers is the personal support, help and advice. They were always there for me. I always felt empowered by them to utilise my training. To this day, I am still in contact with my mentors, tutors and fellow associates and have made lifelong friends. After completing my training, I was lucky enough to secure a teaching position within the Aspire Educational Trust. The support that was offered through the training school is echoed throughout their academies. I would highly recommend both the training school and also working for the trust”

Ali – PA to the CEO:

“I have been employed here for over six years and really have enjoyed every single day. My work is interesting, challenging and rewarding and no two days are the same.  It is very exciting that as the trust grows the team grows and I get to work with more and more fantastic people who are passionate about what they do. Throughout my time here, I have been encouraged to grow and learn new skills - I have always been fully supported and made to feel part of the team and I know that the work I do makes a positive difference to all of the children across the trust, it’s a great place to work!”

Nicola - Teacher at Ash Grove Academy:

"During my time within the Aspire Educational Trust,  I have been privileged to benefit from excellent CPD and leadership development programmes which supported my progress from Class Teacher to Literacy lead to becoming an SLE. Through CPD, I have been given the opportunity to work with other skilled colleagues across the Trust - sharing good practice and developing our own knowledge and understanding of the curriculum. The level of opportunities Aspire Educational Trust gives to children and staff alike is exceptional and, as a staff member, I feel fortunate to work alongside such influential people on a daily basis".

Rachel - PA to the Wilmslow Academy Principal:

"Since joining the Aspire Educational Trust we in the office have been amazed by the support and dedication we receive from the Trust and other schools individually. The Aspire Educational Trust truly feels like a family with schools of different sizes and backgrounds coming together and sharing their knowledge to work towards a common goal."

For details of our current vacancies please click HERE