Welcome to Ian Mikardo High School
Come with a past, leave with a future

Ian Mikardo High School is a specialist academy pioneering the way in which our society approaches the education of our most vulnerable young people. We put the individual at the centre of what we do, adapting our curriculum according to their social, emotional and educational needs. We are widely respected as leaders in SEN and trauma-informed practice, and are passionate about continually evolving to empower each and every one of our students.

Our New Curriculum

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Teaching Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Music Specialis Vacancy

The role requires the successful candidate to work flexibly within a blended approach, facilitating small groups of students in Music instruction, whilst also supporting the delivery of teaching and learning within other areas of the curriculum as a classroom based TA.Candidates must be suitably qualified to deliver sessions using Logic Pro and/or similar software packages, have a level 4 HLTA qualification or suitable experience, and willing to work towards the qualification.

Teacher of Mathematics

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and creative Mathematics Teacher, the best candidate will have a passion for teaching maths, but also a creative flair and aspiration to improve the lives of our students through opportunities to apply and develop skills in the context of life.If you are the person we are looking for and are an aspiring leader in Education, with the wide range of skills and experiences we are seeking, then your difference could be our strength.

New Premises Manager Vacancy

We are looking for a Premises Manager to join our team and that person must be a capable and motivated individual to ensure that the school premises are always maintained to a high standard. The ideal candidate will enjoy a varied and busy workload, have a keen interest in working in a busy school environment all year round, on a split shift rota basis from 07:00 – 11:00, returning at 15:00 – 18:00, Monday to Friday, which may vary depending on scheduled school events. This is a vital role in maintaining the School estate and keeping the environment safe and secure for staff and students and previous experience is essential.

Ian Mikardo High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of children. Offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check completed for all. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found here

T4 Trust

We are proud to be a part of T4, a multi-academy trust that shares and supports our conviction that every young person should have access to an education that respects their unique circumstance and individual needs. We firmly believe that expertise should be shared and that best practice is a reflective practice. We are proud to be a part of a growing community of educators who not only share our vision, but with whom we can exchange ideas.


All our students have statements of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health and Care Plans relating to Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.
If your child is yet to be assessed for SEN, you can refer to Tower Hamlets website for more information about the process. We accept applications directly from parents or carers for students who already have SEN statements. We also welcome referrals from local authorities, institutions and services.

Remote Education Provision: Information for parents

At IMHS we are providing a rich and diverse set of educational and developmental interventions, activities and experiences for our students. Our school day consists of live lessons and activities, for the length of a normal school day, running between 9am and 3pm. You can find out more information below:

“The school is a happy and well-ordered place to learn…All leaders constantly check that their actions are making a difference. They are united in believing that their pupils deserve only the very best. This is reflected in the high quality of provision that is offered and the excellent care and support pupils receive." ”

Lesley Cox, Ofsted Inspector, 2016 Report

“I can’t remember when I was last in such a creative and dynamic learning environment.”

Grahame Price, Head Teacher, St Pauls’ Way Trust School

"It’s a brilliant school. They’ve got the right staff, they get to know the kids really well and they get to know us as families. I feel supported as a parent."

Donna K, Parent

"The ethos is life-enchancing instead of punitive."

Penny Woolcock, Film Maker