This job expired on 10 July 2024

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    10 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Starting salary £56,000

Additional allowances

Recruitment bonus £2,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a senior leader who:

  • Is a highly skilled and inspirational classroom practitioner who models effective pedagogical practice.
  • Has strategic vision and proven ability to make things happen.
  • Has a proven track record of raising standards.
  • Has the ability to lead and inspire others and work as part of a team.
  • Has personal qualities to motivate, support and challenge others.
  • Is committed to improving the life chances of our students and support them to become well rounded citizens.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:

  • Highly competitive salary.
  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • Access to an outstanding professional development programme with great training for your career.
  • Polite, respectful and dedicated students who want to learn and fulfil their potential.
  • Three extra INSET days for planning.
  • At least one personal day a year.
  • A respectful working environment.
  • Colleagues who are supportive, friendly and who are committed to each other’s professional development.
  • A chance to become part of one of the largest groups of academies in the country.
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues in other schools within the Yorkshire cluster and across United Learning.
  • Excellent employee benefits which include a highly sought-after pension scheme with high employer contributions.
  • Access to training through the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Generous staff discount scheme.
  • We are open to requests for flexible or part-time working; and we encourage open and regular conversations about work-life balance.

Further details about the role

Sheffield Springs Academy is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal (Mathematics) to join their Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will assist the Senior Vice Principal and Senior Leadership Team in the leadership, management and organisation of the academy in order to achieve high standards. They will work with a particular focus on leading rapid and sustained improvement to our mathematics department.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ academy. The academy is part of United Learning, a national group of schools and academies. Sheffield Springs Academy is an 11-16 school. As part of United Learning our aim is to bring out ‘the Best in Everyone’ and we continuously strive to ensure that students and staff have every opportunity to succeed, with their potential developed to the utmost. Our school has motivated, ambitious students with a high percentage of our students going on to attend Russell group universities.

United Learning is one of the largest and most successful Trusts in the country who offers unrivalled Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, including opportunities for nationwide networking.Our pledge, to all our academy teachers, is that by working for us, you will benefit from more pay, more time, and more support.We offer the best pay in the sector, three extra INSET days for planning, guaranteed personal days, great training for your career, and more. Teach with United Learning for a more rewarding career.

The city of Sheffield itself is a vibrant place to live and work with two universities and a range of entertainment opportunities alongside the access to the beautiful Peak District within a 20-minute commute. Quality of life is routinely ranked highly, and it is one of the greenest cities in Europe: Welcome to Sheffield

Main duties will include:

  • Monitoring and improving academic progress in liaison with the team of curriculum area leaders and other key colleagues.
  • Identification of student groups within the school who need additional interventions in order to secure excellent outcomes.
  • Strategic oversight of programmes of intervention delivered by staff, academic tutors and supporting the work of trust-level subject advisors.
  • Overall leadership of interventions to support individuals and cohorts of students, including in-school time and interventions taking place outside normal school time.
  • Providing high quality line management to specific middle leaders as a SLT Link.
  • Supporting staff in setting and achieving aspirational targets for all students.
  • Working as part of a highly effective leadership team to support the running of a calm, purposeful and positive academy.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Sheffield Springs Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1054 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Sheffield Springs Academy is an 11-16 secondary school and is Ofsted rated ‘Good’. As part of United Learning, our aim is to bring out ‘the Best in Everyone’. Our values are Respect, Excellence, Ambition and Pride, and these are demonstrated in all aspects of academy life and by all members of our wonderful team

Sheffield Springs Academy is an outward-facing school, learning from outstanding schools both within the group and beyond. We are unapologetic about our high standards and unashamedly ambitious for all our students and our staff team, we are embarking upon a journey towards becoming a great school. As part of this journey, we are creating an academic culture that is warm, disciplined and joyful and ensures impeccable behaviour. We aim for a culture that means teachers can teach and students can develop their knowledge.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our Subject Specialists, Group-wide Intranet, our own curriculum and online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, which supports simplifying work processes and managing workloads for an improved work-life balance.

We are committed to staff wellbeing and have a wide-reaching wellbeing programme in place, we listen to the views of our staff team and we strive to make Sheffield Springs a brilliant place to work. We hold celebration briefings, ensure early finishes on INSET days, have a realistic marking policy, calendar in meeting-free-weeks and host a range of wellbeing activities to make sure staff have the time and support they need to fully support our pupils.

Our academy is located at one of Sheffield’s highest points, with incredible views across our catchment area directly to Stanage Edge, Hathersage and beyond into the Peak District. We are less than 30 minutes from the beautiful Peak District National Park, only 15 minutes away from the M1 motorway network and just a 5-minute walk to the nearest Supertram stop which provides efficient links to all areas of the city. Sheffield is a vibrant and diverse city; we are incredibly lucky to be in such a fantastic location which offers so much.

Arranging a visit to Sheffield Springs Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email christodoulos.demosthenous@sheffieldsprings.org.

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