Pioneer House High School
Manchester, United Kingdom
About Pioneer House High School
Pioneer House High School is part of the Prospere Learning Trust, which believes in working collaboratively to ensure the best outcomes and life chances for students. The Trust operates four secondary mainstream schools, two secondary special schools, one primary and secondary combined special school and one special primary school. The Trust welcomed MEA and MEAC in April 2020, bringing our combined pupil capacity to 4,750.
Pioneer House High School is a special school located in Northern Moor which provides 100 day places for 11 to 19 year old pupils, with a unique focus in preparing pupils with significant additional needs, aged 11-19yrs, to become independent and productive adults. The school has a strong vocational emphasis and pupils will have the potential to progress on to supported or independent employment/internships/apprenticeships or college.
The school was opened in 2016 and moved to a new, purpose built, site in 2017. It has a range of facilities including a one-bedroom bungalow, poly-tunnel, wooded area and play areas.
The school has been described as warm and welcoming by Ofsted, who completed their first inspection in May 2019, rating the school outstanding.
Working for Us
Prospere Learning Trust offers a variety of employee benefits, including;
• a commitment to continuous professional development for all colleagues
• membership to Bupa Wellbeing which allows employees to claim money back for health expenses such as prescriptions and dental treatments
• discounts on high street brands
• employee assistance programme, offering advice and counselling on personal and work-related problems including stress, bereavement and money management
• Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) contributions and Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS) contributions
The Trust has also chosen to adopt the national agreement for the Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC).
Living in Manchester
Manchester is popular for its diverse culture, lively nightlife, renowned music scene and world class football. The city is home to an exciting retail scene with well-known brands such as Harvey Nichols and Selfridges in the city centre as well as vintage boutiques and independent stores in the Northern Quarter.
The nearby Trafford Centre, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe, has a Lego Land, Sea Life Centre and Chill Factore leisure facilities.
There are also a number of excellent museums and art galleries to visit, including The Whitworth, which has been named museum of the year 2020 and the Museum of Science and Industry, with galleries dedicated to industry, motoring, air travel and railways.
Manchester’s food and drink culture is thriving with both inexpensive options to fine dining and afternoon tea.
For the more outdoors person, the Peak District is less than an hour’s drive away and is great for a day out in the countryside.
Prospere Learning Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community where we can be ourselves and succeed on merit. The Trust endeavors to ensure employees, students and third party suppliers are treated with dignity and respect. We offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and support services to support our staff.
Prospere Learning Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children, and promotion of their welfare. All staff are expected to share this commitment. All Trust appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, checks of professional status and receipt of references.