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Manchester Academy is a vibrant, dynamic and forward-thinking school - we were proud to be awarded 'Good' by Ofsted in 2022. As part of one of the most respected multi-academy trusts in the country, led by a successful Principal, Manchester Academy is continuing on its transformational journey.

We seek ambitious staff who are excited to join an Academy which is supportive, committed to staff development and who want to be part of a brilliant team. Ofsted have recognised our drive and vision, we are looking for like-minded professionals to join us. If you are passionate, have a great sense of humour and like to be part of culture that celebrates talent then please apply.

We are located close to Manchester city centre which has excellent transport links into Manchester and the North-West.

Manchester Academy is at the heart of Moss Side and remains an important part of the local community.

Teaching at a school like Manchester Academy is a must for any ambitious teacher. The academy is a vibrant, dynamic and forward-thinking community - embracing diversity in all ways and committed to ensuring the success of its children and staff. 

As the first United Learning academy to open, Manchester Academy has led the way in establishing how a group of academies can flourish and add value to the lives of individual children and a local community. Now, as a long established, popular local school, the Academy is moving to the next stage of its development, consolidating its existing success as it looks to the future.

Our Vision

Our mission is to provide opportunities in order to help all students to achieve their full potential.

  • We encourage independence

  • We instil family values

  • We always seek to understand and help each and every child be the best they can be

  • We provide an extensive education of the highest quality

  • We ensure the academy is a caring, supportive and safe learning environment

  • All students, staff and governors aspire to the Academy’s ethos of ‘Make Manchester Magic’ which encourages excellence in everything we do.

"Manchester Academy is at the heart of a rich and diverse community which has provided a depth of experience for me personally which cannot be experienced anywhere else.

"I love the banter from students, and the eureka moments when they are able to work out complex problems such as Calculating Break Even for a Business."

Ms Rashid (Curriculum Area Leader of Computing & Business)


Students surprise you every day at Manchester Academy – be that because they have impressed with their aspirations, they’ve made you laugh with a witty comment, or they’ve given an answer that has prompted you to rethink ideas you’ve taught many times before. This is always an exciting place to work, and the staff and students here give off an infectious energy. We are always learning, and always improving, so the future at the Academy is bright.

Mrs Green – Assistant Vice Principal - Quality of Education


Manchester Academy is an amazing school because of its wonderfully diverse student population who are a joy to teach due to their enthusiasm and ambition. Colleagues, both inside and outside the department, are highly supportive and knowledgeable and SLT are approachable and visible. We keep growing from strength to strength and I am highly optimistic for our students' and our school's future!  

Katie Evans, Science Curriculum Area Leader





Our pledge, to all our academy teachers, is that by working for us you will benefit from more pay, more time, and more support.


More pay…

more time…

and more support

  • We pay an average of 5% above national scales – the best rates of pay in the sector


  • Cash towards medical treatment


  • Generous staff discount scheme
  • Three extra INSET days for planning


  • At least one personal day a year


  • Great training for your career


  • Exceptional curriculum resources


  • Expert subject advice


  • Support for your wellbeing



Core Benefits

  • A contributory pension scheme, relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Schemes);
  • Occupational sick pay;
  • Independent school fee reduction scheme for your children;
  • Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the United Learning Institute.

 Working at Manchester Academy

  • Excellent facilities and resources
  • A work environment where students want to learn and develop their education
  • Support to develop your career via CPD opportunities
  • Free on site car park for staff
  • Staff wellbeing groups

 Flexible Benefits

  • Childcare vouchers;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Dining card;
  • Gym membership;
  • Health screening;
  • Retail savings.


By joining Manchester Academy you will also become part of United Learning - a unique group of independent and state schools working together to bring out the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. United Learning focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to classroom practice, allowing schools to continue to learn and develop. It is a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience.

The approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

The development programmes offer access to tailor-made training no matter your career stage, alongside unrivalled opportunities for your career development across both the maintained and independent sectors. The Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future. For more information please visit our dedicated careers site.

Trainee Teacher Starting September 2024

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?
United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning, a national group of over 90 schools across England.
With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists – in a location that suits you. At United Teaching, we don’t just train you to teach – we invest in your potential as a future educational leader, supporting you every step of the way.

Apply today and discover how you can make a difference.

Click here to find out more.

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