Subject Leader - Drama, Wythenshawe, Manchester

Closing date:

Manchester Health Academy (MHA)Wythenshawe, Manchester

Date posted:
Start date: 27 November 2017 or January 2018 (dependant on notice provisions)
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Teacher Pay Scale plus TLR2a
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

NOR 741, 11 – 19 

Subject Leader – Drama (0.6 FTE)  

Required from January 2018, or earlier if possible

Fixed term maternity cover role until October half term 2018

*This position attracts a TLR2a allowance of £1,584 per annum*

Manchester Health Academy opened in September 2009 and is sponsored by Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust with Manchester City Council as co-sponsor. In September 2010 the Academy moved into a £20 million state-of-the-art building and is now amongst the most popular schools in the city, showing significant academic improvement, a rapidly expanding student population and growing sixth form provision. Rated by Ofsted in April 2015 as a good school, with many outstanding features, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Our vision is to combine education and health in transforming the futures of our young people. We are on the journey to becoming the provider of choice in a secondary setting and the hub of our local community: we will achieve this ambition. Does this excite you? Do you want to be part of something outstanding? 

Our thriving Performing Arts department is seeking an experienced teacher of Drama and Performing Arts to undertake a subject leader role whilst the current post holder is on maternity leave. In return we will promise you a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and encouraged to take a leading role in the development of the Academy vision and strategy. You will also have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Skills required are: 

· Experience of planning and delivering the curriculum to KS3 and KS4.

· Ability and experience of teaching BTEC Performing Arts (Acting pathway).

· Delivery of extra-curricular activities and primary liaison.

· Collaborating closely with the music department to prepare students for shows, concerts and productions.

Desirable skills:

  • Knowledge and training of a data analytical tool
  • Knowledge of BTEC IV process

An application form, job description and person specification are available for download from our website (

Completed application forms are to be emailed by the closing date/time to: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Prospective applicants are also encouraged to visit the Academy to view our inspiring learning environment. To arrange an informal visit, please contact Tracy Mellor - HR Officer -

Closing date:  4 October 2017 – 9 am

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We therefore follow safer recruitment procedures and successful candidates are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other pre-employment checks.

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More about Manchester Health Academy (MHA)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Moor Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, M23 9BP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 998 3992
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