Assistant Curriculum Leader, English, MEA, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, M22 9RH

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Altius TrustMEA, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, M22 9RH

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive to attract the right candidate
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Altius Trust are seeking to appoint a talented, creative and inspirational Assistant Curriculum Leader for English, at our fantastic Academy in Wythenshawe, Manchester Enterprise Academy.

The successful applicant will be highly ambitious, with a proven record of delivering and securing outstanding progress across KS3 and KS4. They will be an excellent classroom practitioner who models best practice and is passionate about ensuring students achieve or exceed their true potential. This is a key role in our Academy and an excellent opportunity for an aspiring leader to make a significant contribution to the leadership and management of English.

The Altius Trust is a multi-academy educational trust with an ongoing commitment to opening and running academies with a high level of achievement in the Manchester area. Our Trust Partners include some of the most successful and innovative companies in the UK, all of whom have a strong commitment to Manchester. Their involvement in the Trust underlines their commitment to developing the young people of the city, and their recognition that to recruit excellent leaders from local families they have to be committed to their development prior to them becoming employees.

The flagship school of the Trust, Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) in Wythenshawe, was winner of Secondary School of the Year (2015-16) and Healthy Living Award (2016-17) at the MEN Schools Awards, as well as being shortlisted for a national TES award in the category of ‘Community Collaboration’ for our mentoring project with Lloyds Banking Group. MEA was described in a glowing 2015 Ofsted report as ‘A vibrant community that treats you like family (and) a good school that has improved students’ achievement significantly year on year’. 

MEA Central opened to 210 Year 7 students in September 2017 and will grow year on year until we are full in 2022. It currently has Year 7 and Year 8. We are defined by our mission, ‘A Fantastic Future for All', we care about helping students to be their best and know the only way to do this is through academic achievement, character development and strong pastoral support. 

As a Trust, we are committed to recruiting talented and passionate staff who are central to all of our achievements and are the driving force behind our dedication to provide a “Fantastic Future for All”.  Ofsted stated, “Staff are extremely positive about all aspects of the school and are making a substantial difference to the lives of the young people.” 

The induction of new colleagues and their continual professional development are strengths of the Trust.  As strategic partners of Teach Manchester, Manchester Schools’ Alliance Teaching School we are able to provide unique leadership opportunities for our students and staff.  We provide high quality coaching for all teachers to develop their practice and we offer a bespoke programme for middle and aspiring senior leaders. 

Our vision of a fantastic future for all our students is easy to understand but complex to achieve as the future evolves so rapidly around us. Our students have to adapt in order to build themselves a secure and resilient future.   Our vision underpins all we do, and our starting point is excellent academic results. 

Please find attached the Job Description and further information is available below about our Trust, MEA and MEA Central. Please apply through TES. Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage.    

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 22 April 2019 and interviews will be held as soon as possible, thereafter.  The role will be to start in September 2019.  

We are an equal opportunities employer.   

The Altius Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful appointments are subject to receiving satisfactory employment checks including references and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.      



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Manchester Enterprise Academy, Simonsway, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 9RH, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 161 499 2726
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