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The Barlow RC High School

Ambitious, Successful & Supportive Community

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work and grow. If you would like to work in an ambitious, successful and supportive community and have the commitment and drive needed to join our team, then we would love to hear from you.

The Barlow is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where staff feel valued and trusted and where collaborative working is at the heart of everything we do. We also recognise the importance of supporting our staff to continuously develop in order for them to achieve their own professional career goals.

The Barlow promotes excellence for young people in Manchester and the surrounding areas.  We are a diverse and inclusive community.   Our community is built on outstanding relationships.  Our school motto is ‘Rise up, take courage and do it.’  We believe it is more important than ever in today’s society for our pupils to show courage, embrace challenges head on, pursue their dreams and make a difference in society. 

The Barlow is located close to Didsbury Village and is a short walk to the nearest Metrolink station.  Didsbury is located approximately five miles south of Manchester City Centre.  The location enjoys the advantages of close proximity to the countryside of Cheshire and the Peak District, strong transport links and the cultural and sporting activities of a major city.

Join our Team

Our Values 


Our core values of Serve, Pray, Achieve, Respect are at the heart of every decision that we make as an employer.


Our Mission


Working together, we are guided by our Christian values to:

  • Have high expectations and aspirations for our community.
  • Promote excellence by creating opportunities, learning from each other, and broadening horizons.

 Through this, we empower everyone to achieve success.


Our Benefits


  • A skilled, talented team of colleagues to work alongside.
  • A comprehensive programme of purposeful, relevant continued professional development that is shaped by your needs.
  • Focus on high expectations for pupils with a centralised behaviour system.
  • Regular review of staff workload in order to support staff wellbeing.
  • Workplace pension scheme with excellent employer contributions.
  • We have a strong focus on CDP for our employees, ensuring that learning and development opportunities are offered throughout the academic year.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wellbeing Strategy:


At The Barlow RC High School, we are committed to promoting and protecting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing for all our students, their families, our staff members and governors. It is our shared vision to ensure mental health related problems are identified early, through: the mindful observation of all our young people and each other, excellent, professional relationships, an open mental health culture and our extensive, embedded support system, which is open to all members of the school community.


Our commitment to promoting positive mental health and wellbeing across our school community can be recognised through our achievement of the Wellbeing Award for Schools.  We were also the proud winners of the Wellbeing Award in The Manchester Evening News school awards 2022 in partnership with One Education.


We have a group of Wellbeing Champions who meet termly to prioritise staff wellbeing and look for ways to improve our offering and staff feedback is at the heart of this.


We also have an independent Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health provider in place to support staff with any wellbeing needs.


Where to find us



Current Vacancies


We currently have no vacancies.


Higher Level Teaching Assistant




35 Hours per week (8:00am – 3:30 pm) term time + 1 week


Grade 5, Points 13-19, £26,873-£29,777 pro-rata plus SEND allowance (£23,113 - £25,611 actual plus SEND Allowance £2,500)

Teaching  Assistant Level 3


WORKING PATTERN: 35 Hours per week (8:00am – 3:30 pm) term time + 1 week
SALARY: TA Level 3 Grade, Points 7-11, £24,294 - £25,979 pro-rata (£20,892 - £22,848 actual)

 Teaching  Assistant Level 2




35 Hours per week (8:00am – 3:30pm) term time + 1 week


TA Level 2 Grade 3, Points 4-6, £23,114 - £23,893 pro-rata (£19,884 - £21,012 actual)


*Our school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the wellbeing of children and young people and expects all staff to share their commitment.  An enhanced DBS is required for all successful applicants. To comply with our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates are also subject to a social media screening.