Lead Practitioner - History

Manchester Health Academy, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester


Job details

Subject History
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 3 to Upper pay range 3, £27,652 to £39,406

Job summary

NOR 916, 11 – 19
Lead Practitioner – History

*This position attracts a TLR2a allowance of £2,721 per annum*

The Role
Due to increasing student numbers, we are currently seeking to appoint an exceptional person to join our expanding Humanities team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious qualified teacher looking for their next role. We offer the opportunity to work as part of a supportive and dedicated department. For each and every person employed at Manchester Health Academy, we offer you excellent CPD, unwavering support from our senior leadership team and continual opportunities for succeed at your own personal and professional development.

The Department
Our Humanities department currently consists of 5 excellent practitioners. We will provide a comprehensive support and mentoring programme for the successful candidate to ensure that you excel at your role and can fulfil your own ambitions and potential.

Additional benefits to working at MHA
- Teachers’ Pension Scheme
- Free parking
- Free use of the community gym facilities
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- 10 minute commute to city centre

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
We are seeking to appoint a passionate and a highly motivated individual, with a proven track record of success and of innovative teaching and learning strategies. This position will play a central role in guiding a vibrant, friendly and forward thinking team towards even better outcomes for our students. We are therefore seeking an experienced, dedicated and outstanding teacher with a unique approach to teaching and learning that inspires both colleagues and students.

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: Friday 18 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

A degree in a subject related to the curriculum area.

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

A minimum of 2 years successful teaching experience and proven track record of student achievement at both KS3 and KS4

Experience of developing and leading a curriculum initiative or project which has had proven impact in terms of positive outcomes for students.

Evidence of the successful use of new technologies to improve learning.

Evidence of the effective use of Assessment for Learning in engaging learners and promoting student achievement

Experience in the effective use of a wide range of teaching methodologies.

Employee benefits

This role attracts a TLR2a payment

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 913 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Manchester Health Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@manchesterhealthacademy.org.uk

About Manchester Health Academy

School location

Moor Road, Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, M23 9BP