Principal, Manchester

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Manchester AcademyManchester

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package to include relocation
Contract term: Permanent

Manchester Academy is a popular and vibrant multi-cultural school at the heart of its local community. Students at the Academy learn in a friendly, caring and vibrant environment where pupils are challenged and supported to aim high and aspire to our motto, bringing out 'The Best in Everyone'.
A rich and varied curriculum is complemented by a wide ranging and exciting programme of extracurricular activities. There is something for every child at Manchester Academy – whatever their interests and abilities. We have state- of- the- art facilities which help to bring out the best in all our students.
Everyone at the Academy – students, staff and governors – embraces diversity and inspires our students to reach their full potential so they are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
Since opening in September 2003, Manchester Academy has established itself as a school transferring the lives of some of the most disadvantaged young people. It fulfils a major role in regeneration of the area and in contributing to the local community. The academy has close and highly effective partnerships with renowned universities, local and nationwide businesses as well as United Learning.

This is an excellent opportunity for a leader looking to combine the autonomy of running their own school with the benefit of working closely with colleagues across a growing, successful cluster of schools and as part of a national group that emphasises shared practice and CPD.
The academy, a modern, state of the art building, plays a vital part in its community, with the key values of respect, tolerance and diversity essential to ensuring social cohesion and high aspirations. Leaders have established strong links, not only with local business and industry, but also with Manchester’s two universities. Staff and students share the vision that every lesson, every day provides an excellent experience.
As Principal, you will need to model daily what good and outstanding looks like, demonstrate a clear commitment to the school and its community and demonstrate your expertise and enthusiasm for education and the difference it makes to the lives of young people.
Situated within the heart of the city, yet providing easy travel access to London and the delightful countryside of The Peak District, The Lake District and Snowdonia, Manchester Academy offers the challenges of an inner-city school with the lifestyle advantages of living and working in one of the most dynamic cities in the country.
If you are looking for an exciting, challenging and highly rewarding role within a Group that offers a strong commitment to professional development and have an unshakeable commitment to improving the lives of young people, we encourage you to visit us.

United Learning 

Manchester Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information

To have an informal discussion with the Executive Principal, Frank McCarron please contact Janet Corcoran at / 0161 232 4120 to agree a mutually convenient time.

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link

Closing date: Sunday 8 April 2018, Midnight
Interviews: The selection process will take place on the 18 and 19 April 2018

Where teaching is better shared

United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.


Job location

More about Manchester Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Moss Lane East, Moss Side, Manchester, M14 4PX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 232 1639
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