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Manchester Academy is a vibrant, dynamic and forward thinking school on a ‘transformational journey’ (Ofsted 2019). As part of one of the most respected multi-academy trusts in the country, led by a successful Principal and Executive Principal, Manchester Academy is going places, quickly.

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 recognized 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 the world famous Manchester City Centre which means excellent transport links into Manchester and the North-West.

Manchester Academy has for 14 years been at the heart of Moss Side and remains an important part of that community’s regeneration.

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. Students at Manchester Academy make above national average progress with FSM of almost 80% and very high levels of Pupil Premium.

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 ‘Manchester’s Finest’ which encourages excellence in everything we do.

"I initially started working at Manchester Academy a number of years ago and I only left to go travelling in Australia. Upon my return I knew that the only school I wanted to work at was Manchester Academy. It feels like my second home."

 "I am extremely proud to say I work here and represent our school community. The children are eager to learn and succeed. They make me realise every single day why I became a teacher. Leading a department with a team of positive and dedicated staff members is a huge privilege for me. I can't imagine being anywhere else!"

 Miss Hancock, SENCO 


"I arrived at Manchester Academy as a trainee teacher and during my time here I can safely say that my teaching skills has developed exponentially through the encouragement, energy and support of various staff in the academy. I have truly been made to feel welcome and at ease since my first day."

"It is also refreshing to work within such a positive department that provides new and creative ways to teach the students and that also provide support for myself to further develop my teaching techniques in a professional and informative way."

"The students at Manchester Academy have shown me nothing but the highest respect and has always shown enthusiasm to partake in written and practical tasks. I am tremendously delighted to say that I work with such admirable students and staff at Manchester Academy."

Mr Thomas, Teacher of Technology 


"I like Manchester Academy because everyone here is very friendly and helpful. 

I enjoy all the different subjects and the teachers are very nice."

Cheryl Thananki, Year 9 student 





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 2023

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.

Our Partners

Sandwell  EA Runner Up  Finalist  Manchester United Foundation  University of Manchester  MMU  SSAT  SSAT  SSAT 

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