Manchester Hospital School Sessional Teacher

  • Salary: Main Scale + SEN1 £27,984 to £38,961 per annum
  • Location: Manchester
  • Contract: Casual Supply
  • Applications Close: 10/12/2021
  • Start Date: 01/02/2022
  • ECTs Considered: No

Job details

Manchester Hospital School are looking to appoint a number of sessional teachers.

Sessional teachers are employed directly by Manchester Hospital School and paid by the hour as required to plan and deliver lessons on a 1 to 1 basis to pupils.

These sessions may be delivered remotely or in the community /home setting. These roles are not normally based on one of school sites, rather the sessional teacher will be based at home or will be required to travel to teach in the pupils' homes.

There may be occasions where sessional teachers are asked to be on a school site as and when needed.

We support the needs of pupils who are too unwell to attend their home school, for periods of time such as on discharge from Hospital whilst recovering at home and for pupils who have mental health conditions that are a barrier from them attending their home school.

For those looking to work flexible hours, there are opportunities within Manchester Hospital School. Sessional teaching is ideal for those who work part-time or have other commitments. It is a great opportunity to be part of a team delivering a bespoke curriculum to those who are unable to access mainstream education.

We are looking to recruit secondary qualified teachers in various specialisms.

The successful candidates will:

  • Have a passion for the processes of learning and teaching
  • Be eager to continually develop your own skills
  • Provide engaging and stimulating learning environments where all pupils are treated as individuals
  • Have experience of working with children with additional needs
  • Be a skilled practitioner
  • Have the ability to work flexibly with a range of pupils and you will be able to manage your own workload effectively
  • Work collaboratively with all our staff and parents in order to support pupil wellbeing
  • Have a full driving licence and will be expected to use their own vehicle for travel (Business Mileage will be reimbursed)


About Us

Manchester Hospital School provides education for children and young people who cannot attend their usual school because of their medical or mental health needs.

We are a unique school with a national and international reputation for excellence in our field. As a Hospital School, we are classed as a community special school because all of our young people have ill health, physical, mental or both.

Our schools operate across a number of sites, teaching children of all ages and abilities. We also work with schools across Manchester and beyond, offering advice and practical assistance on how they can best support any of their students who can no longer attend school for health reasons.

We can offer you:

  • An improving school with a reputation for delivering high quality education in a hospital setting
  • A culture where all pupils feel valued, listened to and cared for
  • A talented, sensitive and flexible group of staff
  • A committed Governing body with interested and involved parents

Manchester Hospital School has created our cultural fit document to assist potential candidates in considering a role at the School.

At Manchester Hospital School we:

  • Fully support initiatives from Public Health England including all vaccination programmes
  • Believe that all staff have an important role to fulfil as we work towards achieving our vision
  • Believe all children have the right to the best available education
  • Believe it is a privilege to work here
  • Believe our children and young people deserve to be taught by the best teachers in the profession
  • Believe all teachers have a professional responsibility to improve their performance
  • Believe in working as an effective team
  • Look after each other and protect the reputation of the school
  • Believe all children need a champion/advocate/key teacher
  • Believe quality teaching is our core business and all staff contribute to this goal
  • Believe literacy and numeracy skills are key building blocks for accessing the world in which we live
  • Believe in educating the whole child
  • Celebrate difference
  • Expect everyone to show empathy and compassion
  • Say sorry and learn from our mistakes
  • Don't hold grudges
  • Welcome new ideas and give feedback so that our school can grow and flourish
  • See a child as a learner, not just as a patient or someone with an illness.
  • Believe in working hard
  • Are advocates for children and young people who are LGTBQ+
  • Are a Stonewall Pathfinder School

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply - information for applicants

Email your application to:

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Privacy Notice

Closing Date: 10 December 2021

Shortlisting: 16/12/2021

Interviews: Week Commencing 03/01/2022

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/7007-65T