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 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, Head of Transition
At Manchester Academy, each day is a new experience with hundreds 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 practice 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 that 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 from around the world, Manchester Academy is the place to be.
Elaine O'Connell, Curriculum Area Leader of Transition
Since working at Manchester Academy, I have seen my career and skills grow massively. This is due to the CPD opportunities provided and the chances for career progression. I am currently enrolled on the Teaching Leaders program, through which I receive bespoke training on how to further refine my middle leadership skills. The best thing about Manchester Academy is the way that the staff work hard together and strive to provide the best education for our students.
Students at Manchester Academy are enthusiastic young people who want to do well in their school life and require the support from us. Staff at Manchester Academy have opportunities to affect change through Staff voice and so do students in Student voice.
Matt Hurst, Curriculum Area Leader of Science
I like Manchester Academy because everyone here is very close and people always make sure you’re okay. As for subjects, they are fun. The Music, Art and Drama teachers are great and we always do news things in lessons.
Molly Hopkins, Year 10 student
Teachers support the students in every way they can. Also, I really enjoy the award activities due to our amazing attendance and punctuality.
Ahmed Baig, Year 8 Student
I like Manchester Academy because it rewards you for your passion and creativity which motivates me to achieve higher and brings out the excellence in everyone.
Nashif Nawferdeen, Year 11 Student
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.