What our staff say

“MHA is a great place to work because I know I make a real difference to students lives.”

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Sonja Evason, Head of Pastoral Team



“Investment in staff is huge – I started as a trainee and have been encouraged to take responsibility, resulting in me becoming Subject Lead for Media Studies. This is a great place to work because the staff are dedicated to ensuring the best results for students and developing their experiences to grow as people, ready for their future life choices. The school is a real hub for the community, there are various outreach programmes that support literacy, sport and providing support. “

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Dan Parker, Subject Lead for Media Studies



“Manchester Health Academy is fantastic! I started as an apprentice and now I am a full time Learning Support Assistant with a Level 3 qualification in Learning Support and Employees Rights and Responsibilities. I work as part of a great team and have been given the opportunity to set up and run handwriting sessions which is having a really positive impact.”

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Jade Goulden, Learning Support Assistant



“All the staff at Manchester Health Academy regardless of their position work together as a team with the common goal to improve the life choices and outcomes of the young people at the Academy. I relocated to Manchester with my young family in 2015 having taught in London for 10 years and all the staff were all fantastic and supportive when settling here. The new world class facilities will make the Academy outstanding and I believe it will continue to be an amazing place to work.”

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Stewart Brown, Head of PE



“I’ve worked at MHA for almost six years now and I absolutely love it! Everyone is really helpful, supportive and friendly. Location wise it’s great because we are only two minutes from the motorway and fifteen minutes from the Trafford Centre, so it is perfect for that end of the week shopping trip or meal as a treat on a Friday!”

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Lisa Wood, Assistant SEND Leader



“Including the time I worked at the predecessor school, I’ve been at Manchester Health Academy for 20 years now. I think it’s an amazing, caring  place to work because of how supportive staff are to each other and because we all have brilliant relationships with the students.”

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Lynne Hartley, Higher Level Teaching Assistant



“I relocated to Manchester from Blackpool to take up the position of Learning Support Assistant and I’m really glad I did. There are loads of opportunities to develop your career. Every day is different and I’m having so much fun. Six months ago I wouldn’t have thought I would be delivering dance classes for staff or setting up a Cheerleading Squad for boys and girls in yrs 7-10!”

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Rochelle Lister, Learning Support Assistant