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Job details
Employer Manchester Creative & Media Academy
Location Manchester
Salary L9 (£47,492.00) – L12 (£51,127.00)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts April 2017, or September 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Manchester Creative and Media Academy as The Head of Science. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the department to secure the highest standards and outcomes in the subject area. Working with other middle and senior leaders and by demonstrating a commitment to delivering and developing high quality teaching that will instil in our students a real interest in the subject and a strong desire to achieve their very best, the successful candidate will share our vision of excellence and lead their department to achieve this. 

You will be joining the academy at a very exciting time. The academy is the most improved school in Manchester 2014-16, with its rapid and ‘substantial improvement’ being noted by Inspectors in 2016. 2016 saw the academy’s best ever GCSE results with subjects achieving outcomes above the national average. The Academy is now seeking an excellent Head of Science who can build on the substantial progress that has been made and secure further improvements across all year groups for 2017 and beyond.

MCMA is a large campus set in nine acres of urban woodland and the learning spaces incorporate state of the art ICT, media and performance spaces. Teaching in dedicated science labs, the department is well-resourced to provide all students will the resources that they need to develop their scientific knowledge and skills. The Head of Science will be well supported, working closely with dedicated teachers, two technicians, a strong academic mentoring team in order that all students can achieve.

It is the academy’s expectations that the Head of Science will bring a real passion for Science and have the ability to enthuse, motivate and inspire children, generating within them a love of learning. The successful candidate will have a commitment to the highest standards and work hard to secure high quality outcomes for all students. He/She will be a creative thinker with an ability and determination to develop MCMA as a centre of excellence in teaching and learning in order to secure excellence for all students. The department already has an extensive extra-curriculuar offer including a STEM club and our Researchers in Schools also offer a range of enrichment experiences for our higher ability learners. The department has a commitment to teacher training and currently works in partnership with MMU as part of an innovative training programme. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to drive forward these areas in order to establish the department as a centre of excellence for science training and CPD.

MCMA is part of the Co-operative Academies Trust. The Trust already sponsors eight successful academies in Leeds, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent. Further information about the Trust and the positive difference that it is making across the North West can be found on their website The Trust also offers an attractive benefits package. The CPD offer for staff is a strength of both the academy and the Trust. We are committed to providing career and professional development opportunities for all staff and a programme is available which offers a wide range of internal and external opportunities. 

If you feel you have the passion and drive to continue to secure the success of the Science department, are committed to our vision of excellence and our values of Respect, Commitment and Trust, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Application form, job description and person specification are available from our academy website:

Completed applications should be returned to Debbie Hindle at the Academy by email, hand or post by midday Friday, 2nd December 2016 Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 7th December 2016.


MCMA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the DBS. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

About the employer

Manchester Creative & Media Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in the Blackley region of central Manchester City. It is a sponsor-led academy supported by a multi-academy trust called T...

Information about Manchester Creative & Media Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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