This job expired on 14 April 2023 – see similar jobs

  • Closing date

    14 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 March 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Starting Salary £56,000 (Willing to negotiate for the right candidate)

Assistant Principal job summary

Sheffield Springs Academy is seeking to appoint an Assistant Principal to join their established Senior Leadership Team. The academy is part of United Learning, a national group of schools and academies. Sheffield Springs Academy is an 11-16 secondary school serving the Park, Manor and Castle wards of Sheffield. 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.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Raising standards of attainment across the school; ensuring all students make excellent progress across the curriculum (in liaison with other members of the Senior Leadership Team).
  • Supporting the academy drive to improve outcomes across the curriculum and overall progress for all students, ensuring all students leave with a suite of results they are proud of.
  • Strategic leadership of assessment and reporting, including overarching responsibility for parents’ evenings and other similar events.
  • Monitoring and improving academic progress in liaison with the team of curriculum area leaders and other key colleagues.
  • Closing the achievement gap between all student groups and in particular boys, high prior attainers and disadvantaged students.
  • Overseeing and delivering the Pupil Premium strategy as the Pupil Premium Lead.
  • 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.

This role requires a highly focussed individual who is organised and passionate about making a difference for our academy and the local community. The successful candidate will be a highly efficient individual with outstanding attention to detail. This is a challenging role that will bring many rewards.

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 within teaching and learning.
  • 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.

We will offer you:

  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • Talented, supportive and innovative staff and students.
  • The opportunity to work with an established Senior Leadership Team.
  • Training and development opportunities, access to an extensive range of in-house leadership programmes.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in our cluster of schools and as part of a large Multi Academy Trust.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Easily accessed by public transport.
  • Flexible benefits through Perkbox.
  • Access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS).

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details.

To apply, please click "Apply Now" complete our online application form, CVs are not accepted. Applicants are encouraged to visit the school with prior notice, if you would like to arrange this or have an informal conversation, please email hr@unitedlearningyorks.org.uk The closing date for this post is 09:00am on the 14 April 2023. Interviews will take place soon after.

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an Enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

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About Sheffield Springs Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
943 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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