Manchester Communication Academy

Manchester, United Kingdom

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Manchester Communication Academy

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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Address: Silchester Drive, Harpurhey, Manchester, M40 8NT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 202 0161
What people say about us

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“Soon as I came here and I saw the whole open planned atmosphere, I realised that actually, this is where I wanted to be because the staff are very supportive. Everyone works together really well.”

- Harriet Forrest, Maths Teacher

“I have an NQT mentor and they provide more support for the wider teaching and learning in the school. They provide two observations each half term. The good thing about that is you can get a really good follow up and some specific, tailored targets based on the observations.”

- Stuart Fyfe, Science Teacher

“We’ve got different people, with different levels of experience, so I can draw on their experience to help me”

- Mel Husraz, Global Understanding Teacher

“I’ve had loads of freedom to be able to try new things and develop and carve my own pathway, which has lead to me getting promotions through the years”

- Natalie, Science Area Leader
Positions available at Manchester Communication Academy