MEA Central is a brand new 11-16 school for South Manchester opening to year 7 only in September 2017. We are seeking to appoint a skilled Teaching Assistant - to join our founding staff team - to support the academic and social needs of students with emotional and mental health for them to be able to access the curriculum. This will be done through in-class support and working with small groups of students or individually. Successful candidates will also assist in the development, maintenance and use of resources.
MEA Central is part of the Altius Trust - a growing and ambitious Academy Trust whose flagship school, Manchester Enterprise Academy is recognised as a centre of excellence in supporting students to achieve outstanding results. In 2015 it was announced as winner of ‘Secondary School of the Year’ at the MEN School Awards with the Academy’s success being recognised both locally and nationally, including the then Prime Minister highlighting our achievement in his August 2015 speech. The personal development of students is a strength of the Academy with SMSC provision judged as ‘outstanding’ during the most recent Ofsted Inspection.
The Altius Trust is 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 that “Staff are extremely positive about all aspects of the school and are making a substantial difference to the lives of the young people.” We work incredibly hard to attract the best teachers and our teacher training provision is graded “outstanding” by Manchester University. We believe that our teachers’ expertise should inspire our students by allowing them to shape and craft exciting learning experiences.
We take professional development of our staff very seriously and are committed to providing high quality support, training and opportunities for your professional development. As strategic partners of Teach Manchester, Manchester Schools’ Alliance Teaching School we are able to provide unique leadership opportunities for our students and staff. The opportunity for learning and development for both teaching and support staff are such that there has never been a more exciting time to join our fantastic schools.
The role will be to start in September 2017 and closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 22 June 2017.
Please find attached a letter from the Head of School for MEA Central, Job Description, MEA’s 2015 Ofsted Report and further information about MEA and MEA Central. Please apply through the application form attached. Please note we do not accept CVs and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage.
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 to safeguarding children. All successful appointments are subject to receiving satisfactory references and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.