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Sheffield Springs Academy is part of United Learning, a national group of schools and academies which are united in their mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ and improve the life chances of the children and young people in their care.
We pride ourselves on a being a team of staff who are supportive, friendly and dedicated to providing high quality teaching and learning for our students. Staff across the academy set a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement for students which, in turn, is reflected in the emphasis we place on continuing professional development (CPD) for our staff.
Under new leadership, this is an exciting time to join the academy. Our recent ‘Progress 8’ score of +0.68 showed us to be the most improved secondary school in the city over the last academic year.
What we can offer you:
The academy is situated in a purpose-built £30 million premises, benefitting from excellent, state of the art facilities and situated within ten minutes of major transport links in the city. As part of United Learning, staff and students are able to access professional development, shared experience and national opportunities with colleagues and others from across the country. Likewise, as part of a cluster of United Learning academies in the area, there are significant opportunities for joint working, career development and leadership positions.
If you are looking for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career, we encourage you to visit us in person to see what you could achieve at Sheffield Springs Academy
Isabelle Brice, School Sport Coordinator Apprenticeship through Links School Sports Partnership
Coming from a different school to Sheffield Springs Academy Sixth Form was a huge step as I knew I wouldn’t know anyone. I found that the staff were really friendly and so were the students which I found really settling for me.
Staff were really supportive and helped me through my coursework and with progression opportunities, including making applications to university, apprenticeships and employment.
Sixth Form offered me lots of extra-curricular opportunities’ like running the Year 8 girls football team and the chance to get actively involved in school productions.
I really did enjoy my two years at Springs.
I’m currently undertaking a School Sports Coordinator apprenticeship on a gap year, and hopefully will then progress on to university to become a PE teacher.
Since Joining Sheffield Springs over two years ago I have completed a number of courses that have helped me to develop professionally.
I started at Springs as a teaching assistant but applied for the HLTA position. At the time I didn’t have the HLTA qualification so the school paid for me to complete the course. As well as completing my HLTA I have also completed the EAL champions course, the parenting puzzle course, coaching and mentoring NVQ and will shortly be undertaking a phonics course.
I am looking forward to developing my career at Springs and hope to start a Science SCITT next year.
As an employee of United Learning you are entitled to a set of core benefits, as well as a range of flexible benefits through our United Rewards scheme. You can find out more on our careers site.
By joining Sheffield Springs 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.