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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.

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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.

What we can offer you:

  • An academy making rapid improvement
  • Excellent facilities and resources
  • Access to an outstanding professional development programme including in-house MA
  • A chance to become part of one of the largest groups of academies in the country
  • Caring, dedicated and friendly students who want to learn and fulfil their potential
  • Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and who are committed to each other's professional development
  • Opportunities to be creative and to inspire your students

The academy is situated in a purpose-built £30 million premises, benefiting 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.


  • Helen Rhodes, Parent Representative on the Board of Governors:
    "I feel that at Sheffield Springs Academy children are encouraged and supported to make better than expected progress and staff work tirelessly to provide the best education possible for all children, whatever their needs.
    I have two children.  My eldest left Springs Academy with excellent GCSE results and has continued onto further education and is now planning to go to university.  My daughter is at Springs also doing exceptionally well and making great progress.
    Sheffield Springs Academy is a school where staff, pupils and parents are encouraged to work together to provide a good education and life skills."
  • Helen Bell, Parent Representative on the Board of Governors:
    "Sheffield Springs Academy has an excellent senior leadership team and dedicated teaching staff.
    My daughter is very happy at Springs and has achieved great results so far. She is encouraged to aim high and I'm sure this will be reflected in her results at the end of Year 11."


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.

Core Benefits

  •  A contributory pension scheme, relevant to your role (including access to Teacher and Local Government Schemes);
  • Occupational sick pay;
  • Tailored Continuous Professional Development (CPD) through the United Learning Institute.

Flexible Benefits

  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Dining card
  • Gym membership
  • Health screening
  • Health cashplan
  • Retail savings

United Learning

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.

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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