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Trainee Teacher Starting September 2024

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?
United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning, a national group of over 90 schools across England.
With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists – in a location that suits you. At United Teaching, we don’t just train you to teach – we invest in your potential as a future educational leader, supporting you every step of the way.

Apply today and discover how you can make a difference.

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Join our dynamic team at SCA, where passion meets purpose in shaping the future of young minds. We believe that every member of our staff plays a crucial role in creating an inspiring learning environment for our students. With a commitment to fostering growth, innovation, and excellence, SCA is not just a place to work, but a community that values collaboration, creativity, and continuous learning. As part of our dedicated team, you'll have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of students, helping them reach their full potential and preparing them for a successful future. Come be a part of a team that is dedicated to excellence in education and invests in the growth of both students and staff alike!

If you would to arrange a tour of SCA, please contact us on 0161 789 5359.

Our pledge, to all our academy teachers, is that by working for us you will benefit from more pay, more time, and more support.  

More pay…

more time…

and more support

  • We pay an average of 5% above national scales – the best rates of pay in the sector


  • We offer starting salaries of £39,500 in Inner London, and £32,850 nationally


  • We offer a health cash plan giving you money towards essential medical treatment


  • Our staff discount scheme saves you money on supermarket shopping, gym memberships, holidays and more



  • All our academies start every term with an additional INSET day set aside for your own planning (in addition to the usual five INSET days - giving you eight in total)


  • At least one guaranteed  paid personal day each year, to use as you want


  • We offer opportunities for flexible working



  • We provide high quality training and development for every stage in your career


  • Every teacher benefits from a bespoke development plan to support your progression and aspirations


  • We give you access to a high-quality curriculum with excellent resources


  • Benefit from support from expert subject advice


  • Access to a comprehensive wellbeing programme, providing support with issues from legal and financial to family and housing; access to free counselling; and other wellbeing support

Welcome to Salford City Academy.

Thank you for taking an interest in developing your career at our academy. I am confident that what you will find here will demonstrate what a vibrant and welcoming learning environment we have at Salford City Academy.

At the academy, we have a very high aspirational culture and all our staff provide a vital contribution to our relentless pursuit of providing the highest standards of educational excellence.

We celebrated receiving a ‘Good’ Ofsted report in February 2022. The academy is maintaining this significant progress with solid foundations in teaching and learning and is aiming to achieve even more highly for the future.

As a part of United Learning, our academy benefits from the shared experiences, working practices and CPD opportunities that the Group offers.

Melanie Haselden, Principal

Salford City Academy is an 11-16 school, committed to providing the highest possible standards for teaching and learning in “Every Subject, Every Lesson, Every Day.”

Our aim is to ensure all students achieve their academic potential, whilst receiving high-quality pastoral care, in an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

Ultimately, we want all our students to be able to move on successfully in the future.  We believe that students’ success at school and beyond can be driven not by social background or ability but by the quality and kind of education that they receive.

  • Salford City Academy is a friendly community school.
  • Our ‘Every Subject, Every Lesson, Every Day’ mission illustrates how committed and determined we are to ensure our education provision is the very best, so our students can be too. 
  • We are caring and supportive of students and their families through our high-quality pastoral care department.
  • The academy encourages and inspires students to be anything they want to be through their studies; we don’t let anything stand in the way of our students’ ambitions.


  •  A chance to become part of one of the most established academy groups in the country
  • Caring, dedicated and friendly students who want to learn and fulfil their potential
  • Colleagues who are supportive and committed to each other’s professional development
  • Excellent facilities and resources
  • Free car parking


Flexible Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Dining card;
  • Gym membership;
  • Health screening;
  • Retail savings.

By joining Salford City Academy you will also become part of United Learning - a unique group of independent and state schools working together to bring out the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education, which prepares young people to progress in learning and to make a success of their lives. United Learning focuses sharply on the evidence of what makes it more likely that young people will progress and succeed, apply that to classroom practice, allowing schools to continue to learn and develop. It is a priority to provide teachers with excellent professional support and development, so that every child receives an excellent experience.

The approach is underpinned by a sense of moral purpose and commitment to doing what is right for children and young people, supporting colleagues to achieve excellence and acting with integrity in all our dealings within and beyond the organisation, in the interests of young people everywhere.

The development programmes offer access to tailor-made training no matter your career stage, alongside unrivalled opportunities for your career development across both the maintained and independent sectors. The Performance and Development Reviews (PDR) encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future. For more information please visit our dedicated careers site.


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