Leader of Character and Culture/Head of Year 7, Manchester

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

The Altius TrustManchester

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive based on experience
Contract term: Permanent

The Altius Trust seek to appoint a non-teaching,  inspirational Leader of Character and Culture/Head of Year for Year 7, to start as soon as possible,  at our flagship school in Wythenshawe, Manchester Enterprise Academy.

Under the guidance of the Assistant Vice Principal for Key Stage 3, the successful applicant will ensure an effective and smooth transition between the primary phase and MEA,  in addition to working with the year group to oversee the behaviour, learning and progress of those students to ensure that they achieve their 'fantastic future' in a positive learning environment, without the additional demands of a busy teaching timetable. You will be responsible for implementing the routines of the MEA Way of safe, respectful, ready when students join in Year 7, and throughout the year.

Altius Trust is a multi-academy educational trust with an ongoing commitment to opening and running academies with a high level of achievement in the Manchester area. Our Trust Partners include some of the most successful and innovative companies in the UK, all of whom have a strong commitment to Manchester. Their involvement in the Trust underlines their commitment to developing the young people of the city, and their recognition that to recruit excellent leaders from local families they have to be committed to their development prior to them becoming employees.

Our flagship school, Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) in Wythenshawe, was winner of Secondary School of the Year (2015-16) and Healthy Living Award (2016-17) at the MEN Schools Awards, as well as being shortlisted for a national TES award in the category of ‘Community Collaboration’ for our mentoring project with Lloyds Banking Group. MEA was described in a glowing 2015 Ofsted report as ‘A vibrant community that treats you like family (and) a good school that has improved students’ achievement significantly year on year’. 

MEA Central opened to 210 Year 7 students in September 2017 and will grow year on year until we are full in 2022. We are defined by our mission, ‘A Fantastic Future for All', we care about helping students to be their best and know the only way to do this is through academic achievement, character development and strong pastoral support. 

As a Trust, we are committed to recruiting talented and passionate staff who are central to all of our achievements and are the driving force behind our dedication to provide a “Fantastic Future for All”. Ofsted stated, “Staff are extremely positive about all aspects of the school and are making a substantial difference to the lives of the young people.” 

The induction of new colleagues and their continual professional development are strengths of the Trust, we provide high quality coaching for all of our staff. 

Our vision of a fantastic future for all our students is easy to understand but complex to achieve as the future evolves so rapidly around us. Our students have to adapt in order to build themselves a secure and resilient future.  Our vision underpins all we do, and our starting point is excellent academic results. 

Please find attached the Job Description and further information is available below about our Trust, MEA and MEA Central. Please apply through TES. Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage. 

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 20 March 2019 and interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter. The role will be to start as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Altius Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful appointments are subject to receiving satisfactory employment checks including references and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.



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Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Manchester Enterprise Academy, Simonsway, Manchester, Lancashire, M22 9RH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 499 2726
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