Director of Pastoral Care - #977760

Manchester Communication Academy - TES


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
Manchester Communication Academy - TES

The Greater Manchester Academies Trust are seeking to appoint a Director of Pastoral Care to become part of our team at Manchester Communication Academy.


Who are we?


The Greater Manchester Academies Trust is situated in Harpurhey, North Manchester. We are made up of Manchester Communication Academy and Manchester Communication Primary academy. In addition, the trust also includes the Manchester Communication Research School.


Our trust has a simple mission: To maximise the life chances of all of our children and families – through academic excellence and deep social investment. As an inclusive organisation, we are committed to meeting the needs of all of our children, regardless of their level of need or background.


The Academy


Manchester Communication Academy is a vibrant school that is at the heart of the community and is committed to improving educational outcomes for all of our students. MCA is proud to be a community hub and our outward facing work is exceptional.


In our Ofsted inspection in 2019 we were recognised as a GOOD school and want to build on this by recruiting excellent practitioners that are driven by evidence informed practice. MCA received Research School status in September 2019 and we are proud of the work that we conduct in partnership with the EEF and how this drives our teaching practice.


Manchester Communication Academy is fully committed to it’s ethos of with you…for you…about you…Not just for our students but also for all of our staff.


Student and Staff well-being is high on our agenda and your professional development and interests are a priority for us. We want our young people to get the best possible deal and that can only be achieved if their teachers are happy, healthy and know that they are valued.


Purpose of the role


To work in partnership with the senior leadership and the Pastoral team team to play a lead role in improving the quality of student pastoral support. To deliver a high quality learning experience by improving the academic performance, personal development and well-being of all students in the Academy.


To be a strategic and supportive member of the extended Leadership Team, playing a key role in maintaining a purposeful and highly effective learning environment. 


If I’m still interested, what should I do next?


We think that applying for a new role should always be seen as a two-way process, you have to be right for us, but the school also has to be right for you. So if you are interested in applying, please do feel free to get in touch, come for a look around, or have a chat about the role.


How to apply?


Please apply for the post by completing the TES online application form, which should include a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 (minimum font size 10) explaining, with examples, how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification. 


This role will be offered as a full time (37.5 hours per week) post (all year round).


The closing date for applications is Thursday 8th February 2024. Interviews will be held shortly after this date.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive a high number of suitable applications.


Greater Manchester Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure for a Regulated Activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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