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"At Manchester Academy each day is a new experience with 100’s of smiling faces eager to greet you. Children are energetic, enthusiastic and creative and this makes teaching fun and enjoyable every day!

Teachers are encouraged to improve by sharing good practise with colleagues and are supported by the Teaching and Learning faculty. The academy embraces new talent and has a great training and NQT programme.

There is a real sense of teamwork to ensure both children and staff are progressing and continually developing. If you like to be challenged, work hard and enjoy working with children from a diverse range of cultures form around the world, Manchester Academy is the place to be!"

Ms O'Connell
Curriculum Area Leader of Transition

Staff List

Senior Leadership Team

Name Title Additional Notes
Mr Andrew Griffin  Principal  
Mr Alex Fair  Associate Head  
Mr Graham Hall  Vice Principal Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
Mr Liam Horrigan  Vice Principal Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
Mrs Michelle Mahlik  Business Manager  
Mrs Gilly McMullen  Assistant Principal School Development
Mrs Cheryl Perez Rios  Assistant Principal Behaviour
Dr Jo Smiles  Assistant Principal Curriculum
Mrs Rachael Green  Senior Staff Associate  
Mr John Velasco  Senior Staff Associate  
Mrs Nazim Rashid  Senior Staff Associate  

Curriculum Area Leaders

Name Curriculum Area Additional Notes
Mrs Rebecca McLellan  The Arts  
Ms Nazim Rashid  Business & Computing   
Mrs Rachael Green  English  (Mon to Thu)
Mr Matthew Verity English  (Fri)
Ms Louisa Taylor  Humanities   
Ms Teresa Murphy  Mathematics  
Ms Saima Baksh  Modern Foreign Languages (including EAL)  
Mr Steve Smith  Physical Education   
Mr Matthew Hurst  Science  
Mrs Claire Stack  Technology  
Ms Elaine O’Connell  Transition  
Ms Nailah Ayub  Transition  
Mrs Nicola Capstick SENCO Maternity leave (Ms Kate Christopher covering)

Year Directors

Name Year Group  Additional Notes
Mrs Shola Rashford  Year 7  
Ms Naomi Byrne  Year 8  
Ms Jessica Holt  Year 9  
Mr David Eyres  Year 10  
Mr Tim Boyle  Year 11  

Our Partners

  DMSF  Tennis Foundation  England Rugby  Manchester United Foundation  University of Manchester  MMU  SSAT  M.E.N Schools Awards  School Games Silver  SSAT  Impero  Think U Know  CEOP 


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