Director of Inclusion - Including Senco Responsibility, Manchester

Closing date:

The East Manchester AcademyManchester

Date posted:
Start date: April/September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale/Upper Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Inclusion – Including SENCO Responsibility

Required for April/September 2020 

Teachers Mainscale/Upper plus TLR 1C – Negotiable

 or  Associate Assistant Headteacher Post available for the right candidate

This is an exciting time for the academy and the chance to shape the future direction of travel along with the recently appointed Headteacher. We are on a transformative journey of improvement and this post will contribute significantly to ensuring our community flourish. SEND is a key development area for the academy and this post will provide the successful candidate to develop a truly exceptional additional needs provision and drive significant improvements in provision and performance.

The academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding, motivated, inspirational teacher and creative leader who is passionate about ensuring all young people have access to the highest levels of support enabling them to flourish. You will make a difference to the whole TEMA community but particularly to those students who have additional needs and require additional support and extended services to overcome barriers to learning. You will provide vision and strategic leadership to a team committed to improving outcomes for our young people.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work with and motivate a wide range of staff, stakeholders and students to achieve shared goals.  You will be a passionate advocate for students’ personal development, champion mental health and ensure students benefit from highly effective interventions and pastoral support whilst maintaining the highest expectations of all. You will work with a wide range of staff both internally and externally to develop both; best practice and supportive relationships which enable young people to realise their full potential. This role also provides scope for enhancing provision within the community and leveraging highly effective strategic partnerships to benefit our students and wider families. We wish to appoint a candidate who has genuine passion, integrity and a determination to succeed.

The successful candidate will join a newly established team who are committed to changing the lives of our students at TEMA. We are proud to serve our diverse and inclusive community and are committed to our cooperative values allowing students to have equality of opportunity. Together, we will work collaboratively to develop innovative practice that is efficient and effective and achieves outcomes. This is a critical appointment for our academy and the successful candidate will receive high levels of support and training to be truly effective in this role. We wish to appoint a practitioner who shares our commitment to young people with additional needs who believes that excellent leadership can leverage high levels of performance and remains optimistic in the face of adversity. 

You will join a team of ambitious senior and middle leaders and will assist the Senior Leadership Team in providing a high level strategic, management and operational direction for the school, particularly in relation to SEND. You will have the opportunity to make a considerable impact on the future direction and outcomes the academy achieves. This post offers an outstanding opportunity for professional development in a supportive and highly collaborative environment. 

We value our diverse and vibrant community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, with class sizes tailored to our students’ needs. Our holistic curriculum supports the spiritual, moral and social development of our students and the academy benefits from a wide variety of strong relationships with external partners. The Academy’s distinctive offer provides students with a solid foundation for success as confident and respectful young adults.

The East Manchester Academy is committed to safeguarding, child protection and promoting the well-being of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to starting.

We value our colleagues and also offer the following: 

• CPD both internal and external leading to accreditation 

• Bike2work scheme

• Gym membership

• Employee Assistance

• Teachers’ Pension Fund

• Staff Well-being

• The academy participates in the childcare voucher scheme 

• Free annual flu jabs

• Modern staff room with quiet space for marking with free tea and coffee

The academy is part of the Education and Leadership Trust. The Trust is a multi-academy Co-operative Trust, which came into effect in September 2014 comprising three schools; The East Manchester Academy, a mixed school of nearly 1,000 students in the heart of Manchester’s re-generation area, Whalley Range 11-18 High School, a girls’ school of 1,500 students and Levenshulme High School, a girls’ school which is three miles away with a very similar, diverse community.

We are entering an exciting phase in the Trust’s development and we are keen to make the most of the potential of three schools coming together to create better teaching and learning and more opportunities for our students and staff. We pride ourselves on our links with community partners and businesses.

Our staff really do make the difference in the Trust. This demands a focus on teaching and learning, on staff development, satisfying career aspirations and supporting innovation.

Our Co-operative Values:


We help people to help themselves


We take responsibility for, and answer to our actions


We give our members a say in the way we run our business. We give you a say 

in the way we run our school


No matter how much money a member invests in their share account, they still

have one vote. Equal rights for everyone


We carry our business in a way that is fair and unbiased


We share interests and common purposes with our members and other co-operatives

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Please return your application form to by 

8.00am on Friday 21st February 2020. 

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 25th February 2020. 

As it is not possible to inform each applicant if they have been selected for interview, if you have not been contacted before the interview date please be aware that you will not have been successful on this occasion.

Successful applicants are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service

More about The East Manchester Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: 60 Grey Mare Lane, Beswick, Manchester, M11 3DS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 230 8039
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