Area Leader for Inclusion including SENDCo
Manchester Communication Academy
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- L7 - L11 £45,741 - £50,474
- Job type:
- Full Time, Permanent
- Start date:
- Apply by:
- 8 February 2018
An Exciting Opportunity to Join an Innovative Academy
Manchester Communication Academy is looking for a talented, ambitious and experienced Area Leader for Inclusion including SENDCo.
The academy represents a significant investment in our community and it is important that we recruit the right people to work here. The key qualities we seek are those that demonstrate vision, imagination, creativity and a commitment to inclusive education and community cohesion. Above all you must like young people and be passionate about improving their life chances.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join an Academy that values staff well-being and development. We offer the following:
- Teachers teach in both break out areas and flexible learning bases where they can learn from one another through team teaching, coaching and mentoring.
- Teaching staff have two, two-hour planning sessions per week to collaboratively plan with colleagues.
- Excellent career progression routes through a talent management strategy for those who are ambitious and keen to develop.
- We have a half day on a Friday with an hour's training from 1 to 2pm with a variety of teaching and learning communities to participate in.
- A staff well-being group who meet regularly to discuss workload and work-life balance and organise wellbeing and social events.
- Staff can take one 'flexi day' holiday per year.
Your supporting statement should be no more than 2 side of A4, font size 11 and should reference you meet the criteria on the Job Description/Person Specification.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 8th February and interviews will be held w/c 12th February. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to visit the academy prior to submitting your application.
Manchester Communication Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure for a Regulated Activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.
About Manchester Communication Academy
- Manchester Communication Academy
- Silchester Drive, Harpurhey
- M40 8NT
- United Kingdom
Why Join Us?
Manchester Communication Academy is a highly successful 11-16 comprehensive school in north Manchester. In 2023, the school was placed in the top 10 % of schools nationally based on key stage 4 outcomes and has consistently secured student progress outcomes that are significantly above the national average.
Manchester Communication Academy is also host to Manchester Communication Research School, part of a national network of schools that is partnered with the Education Endowmment Foundation to support schools to effectively embed evidence informed practice that will break the link between family income and educational attainment. This means that the school is at the forefront of evidence informed practice and offers opportunities for involvement in wider national partnerships with other successful schools.
Manchester Communication Academy is part of Greater Manchester Academies Trust. Leaders and teachers across the Trust are driven by the aim of mitigating the impact of social disadvantage. This is achieved through a collective ownership from all leaders and teachers to prioritise the highest quality teaching and learning combined with effective partnerships with families and the wider community. We achieve this through recruiting on values; a significant investment in the highest quality, evidence informed professional development; and a highly skilled family partnership and social investment team.
The Trust is fully committed to it’s ethos of with you…for you…about you…Not just for our students but also for all of our staff.
Student and Staff well-being is high on our agenda and your professional development and interests are a priority for us. We want our young people to get the best possible deal and that can only be achieved if their teachers are happy, healthy and know that they are valued. Our commitment to you includes but is not exclusive to:
No marking policy-feedback policy is evidence informed.
No written reports.
One Flexi-Day a year, fully paid.
All quality assurance is collaborative and transparent-we do not apply judgements.
All funeral requests granted without question.
We expect you to attend your child’s nativity or open morning.
No meetings after school.
No additional cover outside of directed time.
Teaching staff have 20% protected non-contact time.
All detentions are centralised and facilitated by pastoral team, not teachers.
We develop leadership positions and undertake shadow-staffing/succession planning
exercises to see who we need to retain.
PM is called Performance Development and we focus on how to continue to thrive and excel
in the areas of your role that you already enjoy and demonstrate brilliance.
All new staff are buddied up with a mentor outside of their faculty area.
We make a big deal out of events that support your well-being, such as random acts of kindness, Macmillan coffee mornings, cultural diversity celebrations, Thank a Teacher. Staff are recognised and rewarded through our staff recognition scheme
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