Experienced Teacher, Manchester

Closing date:Expiring soon

Piper Hill Specialist Support SchoolManchester

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS plus SEN allowance
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an experienced teacher with a proven track record of outstanding teaching and learning for students aged 11-19years, who have a range of special educational needs. This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to join the inspiring and highly skilled team at Piper Hill School. We are a happy, lively school where staff & pupils enjoy learning and achieving together.

Role Purpose:

We are looking for an outstanding classroom practitioner who has the ability to share their practice, work with a positive and optimistic outlook and drive forward improvements.  Collaboration is a strength of the school, and we wish to recruit a team player who will work well with school leaders, teachers and teaching assistants to develop the highest standard of pedagogy within the classroom.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of teaching pupils with special educational needs and disabilities,
  • have a proven track record of outstanding teaching with evidence of impact,
  • have the skills to lead a team in the classroom,
  • have the ability to think critically, creatively and be decisive,
  • be enthusiastic, evaluative, reflective and inspirational, with the ability to motivate others to take on new challenges that will enhance the learning opportunities that we offer 
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have an interest in teaching a range of subjects as the timetable requires
  • be able to contribute fully to the life of the school


We offer you:

  • A supportive, enthusiastic and collaborative staff team
  • A well-resourced environment with excellent professional development opportunities
  • Strong links with other schools
  • Fantastic students and a vibrant school community


If you are ready to rise to the challenges presented by this post, we invite you to submit an inspiring application that clearly identifies what you can bring to the team at Piper Hill High School.

Closing date for applications: Friday 27th September 2019
Interviews: To be arranged
School visit: Welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact the school office to arrange. 

Candidates will be shortlisted against the person specification for the post.  Assessment will comprise of a lesson observation, in your own school where possible, and a panel interview. CVs will not be accepted in place of the application form. 

We anticipate that the selected candidate will be based at Pioneer House High School initially although teachers may be expected to teach across the Trust over time. The assessment format will comprise of lesson observation, in your own school where possible, and a panel interview.  Our recruitment policy, Child Protection and Safeguarding policy and Privacy Notice for applicants can be found on the school website. 

For further information please visit the school website www.piperhillschool.net 
Completed applications and enquiries should be directed to jobs@prospere.org.uk   

About Us

Piper Hill High School

Piper Hill High School is an Outstanding school that is ambitious for every one of our learners within the school community. We are a larger than average size special school that caters for students aged 11 – 19 with significant learning difficulties. Our primary aim is to engage pupils in learning through outstanding teaching. We aim to provide the very best education for our students and to ensure they have the very best outcomes and make the best rates of progress they possibly can.  

Piper Hill High School is part of The Prospere Learning Trust.  Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of two multi academy trusts. We currently employ over 500 staff and are passionate about securing the best possible education for our young people, and believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision.  Prospere Learning Trust currently comprises of 6 secondary schools, including 3 mainstream schools and 3 special needs schools.  We are a growing Trust, currently working in the South Manchester area but with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester.

All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.

We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

Piper Hill High School and the Prospere Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.



More about Piper Hill Specialist Support School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Firbank Road, Newall Green, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 2YS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 436 3009
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