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Assistant Principal: SENDCo / SEND Teaching and Learning

Manchester Health Academy (MHA)Manchester

Leadership Range 14-18:  £58,135 - £64,143 per annum 

Required for April 2021 or sooner


The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic professional to join our senior leadership team during an exciting phase of Academy expansion and development.   

With responsibility for a specific year group; this role will strategically lead the provision for SEND students with a focus on effective teaching and learning strategies for that cohort of students.


What we’re looking for

We are seeking an outstanding teacher to make a distinctive contribution to the leadership of the Academy, who is aligned with our mission to improve the life chances of our students in the local community to which we serve.  Suitable candidates will be committed, hardworking and caring practitioners with a proven track record in the classroom and within their current middle or senior leadership role.  The successful candidate will be able evidence leadership ability which has led to measurable impact in the development of successful teaching and learning strategies for SEND students.  Due to the focus of the role, we are seeking candidates who either already possess the SENCO award, or are willing to study towards.


The School

Manchester Health Academy opened in September 2009 and is sponsored by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. In September 2010 the Academy moved into a £20 million state-of-the-art building and to accommodate a growing student population we have recently completed a further £10 million expansion project. 

Our vision is to combine education and health in transforming the futures of our young people. We are on the journey to becoming the provider of choice in a secondary setting and the hub of our local community and are seeking exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.  


Why work for us?

This is an excellent opportunity for you to join our Academy during a period of expansion and growth.  In return we will promise you a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your continuing progression.  Additional benefits include:

• Teachers Pension Scheme

• Free parking

• Free use of the community gym facilities

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Short commute to the city centre with excellent tram links on the doorstep of the Academy


Application Form

Completed application forms are to be emailed by the closing date/time to: recruitment@manchesterhealthacademy.org.uk. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing date:  Friday 22 January 2021 – 9 am


The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We therefore follow safer recruitment procedures and successful candidates are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other pre-employment checks.


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