The Altius Trust are seeking to appoint a talented, creative and inspirational Curriculum Leader for Arts and Technology at our growing school for South Manchester, MEA Central.
The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic classroom teacher across Art, Drama or Food Technology, a collaborative practitioner and ready to lead a team of excellent and committed teachers. Our vision is ‘a fantastic future for all’; to ensure every one of our students develops the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
This is a key role in our fantastic Free School and an excellent opportunity for a confident leader to make a significant contribution to the leadership and management of Arts and Technology as our founding students embark on their KS4 learning pathways.
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.
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.
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’.
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 27 January 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.