Lead for SEND Manchester Health Academy, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester

Job description

NOR 916, 11 – 19
Lead for SEND

Grade 9 (£33,275 to £36,592 per annum) – 39 weeks per academic year OR
Teacher Pay Scale plus TLR1c payment (£11,473 per annum)

The Role
We are seeking to recruit an experienced and ambitious individual to lead the Academy’s Inclusion/SEN Strategy, advising the Academy on current and future developments in SEND. The post holder will work closely with the Assistant Principal responsible for student welfare and support to ensure learning programmes are meeting individual needs. You will also lead and manage the Student Support team and will work closely with the Attitude to Learning Leader and a wide range of multi-disciplinary partners to deliver positive outcomes for all our students.

The School
Manchester Health Academy opened in September 2009 and is sponsored by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. In September 2010 the Academy moved into a £20 million state-of-the-art building and to accommodate a growing student population we have recently completed a further £10 million expansion project. Rated by Ofsted in April 2015 as a good school, with many outstanding features, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Our vision is to combine education and health in transforming the futures of our young people.
We are on the journey to becoming the provider of choice in a secondary setting and the hub of our local community: we will achieve this ambition. Does this excite you? Do you want to be part of something outstanding?

Please visit our most recent Ofsted report to see what they say about our teaching and learning at MHA.

What we’re looking for
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and exceptional professional, who is highly organised, results orientated and a strong team player who relishes a challenge. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills with the ability to work effectively with parents and carers. It is essential that you are passionate about working with students with additional learning needs and disabilities in order to drive improvements in developing differentiated learning programmes and SEND provision for all curriculum areas to encourage innovation and inspire and enthuse learners.

We will welcome applications from both qualified teachers and those who are not qualified to teach but who are experienced SEND specialists. Applicants who are qualified to teach, must have the ability to teach English and/or Literacy.

Why work for us?
In return we will promise you a stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and encouraged to take a leading role in the development of the Academy vision and strategy. You will also have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Application Form
Completed application forms are to be emailed by the closing date/time to: recruitment@manchesterhealthacademy.org.uk. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Prospective applicants are also encouraged to visit the Academy to view our inspiring learning environment. To arrange an informal visit, please contact Tracy Mellor - HR Officer - t.mellor@manchesterhealthacademy.org.uk.

Closing date: Thursday 17 October 2019 – 9 am

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We therefore follow safer recruitment procedures and successful candidates are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other pre-employment checks.

Essential educational requirements


Essential qualifications

Qualified teacher status
Ability to teach English and/or Literacy

Essential skills and experience

Effective working practice with learning support agencies or other organisations
Principles and practices in relation to effective leadership and the management of change
Planning strategy which integrates recent developments and an ability to match this to organisational priorities

Experience of dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.

Employee benefits

Teacher Pay Scale plus TLR1d payment

About Manchester Health Academy

Moor Road, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, M23 9BP
Manchester Health Academy website (opens in a new window)