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Director of Global Understanding

Manchester Communication AcademyManchester

Manchester Communication Academy is a vibrant school that is at the heart of the community and is committed to improving educational outcomes for our students. MCA is proud to be a community hub and our outward facing work is exceptional. In our Ofsted inspection in 2019 we were recognised as a GOOD school and want to build on this by recruiting excellent practitioners that are driven by evidence informed practice.

About Manchester Communication Academy

Great teaching starts with great teachers and at Manchester Communication Academy we’re serious about looking after our talent.

Our staff development programme ensures that all staff receive training and coaching that compliments their role and career plan. We have maintained this offer throughout the complexities of the pandemic. We’re committed to developing everyone through weekly training sessions, learning communities, coaching and leadership development at all levels.  Our staff well-being programme is driven by teachers which works to address potential work load issues, signposts to supporting agencies and when we are open, includes a wide range of activities from yoga, relaxation and art therapy through to team sports and zumba.

Staff well-being and development is an absolute priority making sure that we look after those who work hard to care for our students and famililes:

• Every member of staff can take one 'flexi day' holiday per year.

• Teaching staff have planning sessions each week to collaboratively plan with colleagues during the school day.

• Teachers teach in both break out areas and flexible learning bases where they can learn from one another through team teaching, coaching and mentoring.

• 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.

• There are no after school meetings, these are all captured in the school day.

• Excellent career progression routes through a talent management strategy for those who are ambitious keen to develop.

• A staff well-being group who meet regularly to discuss work-load and work-life balance and organise wellbeing and social events.

Ken Robinson once said, “Most great learning happens in groups. Collaboration is the stuff of growth." And that's what we do.  Our collaborative, flexible learning bases ensure teachers plan together and teach together, learning from one another in the process.

The Department

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Director of Global Understanding. This faculty comprises of both the MfL and the humanities department and offers a range of qualifications at KS4. The successful candidate needs to be an engaging and forward thinking leader who will work to build excellence in our students and our staff.

Are you a leader that can bring about excellence for our young people no matter what their start points or social context? If so, please apply for the post by completing the TES online application form, which should include a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 (minimum font size 10) explaining, with examples, how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification.

The closing date for applications is 8am Friday 26th February 2021. Interviews will be held soon after the closing date.

Whilst the country is in a lockdown state due to the covid-19 pandemic we will conduct interviews and tasks in school whilst observing social distancing and protecting all staff and candidates. We will provide further details of this in addition to the selection process to shortlisted candidates.

If I’m still interested, what should I do next?

We think that applying for a new role should always be seen as a 2-way process, you have to be right for us, but the school also has to be right for you. So if you are interested in applying, please do feel free to get in touch to discuss the role.

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.

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