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This job expired on 27 March 2023

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

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Subject

Geography

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

United Learning Pay Scale up to £45,200 + TLR2 £5,690

Head of Geography and PSHE job summary

About the role:

Sheffield Springs Academy is seeking to appoint a Head of Geography and PSHE to join their established team. Sheffield Springs Academy is an 11-16 secondary school serving the Park, Manor and Castle wards of Sheffield is part of United Learning, a national group of schools and academies 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 mission is to provide a world class education, so students have the choice to attend a top university or a real alternative. Our mission is underpinned by our shared values of ambition, determination and respect which drive our thinking and behaviours. Our most recent Ofsted inspection judged the academy ‘Good’. High expectations of behaviour and learning are established resulting in a calm and purposeful environment.

This role may ideally suit someone who is looking to make the step into middle leadership or who is looking to build upon their current experience and success at that level. Applicants must be a Geography specialist with degree in this subject area. We will only consider candidates who can evidence a strong track record of success and who have made a significant impact on the lives and education of the children they teach. This will need to be demonstrated in your application and be clearly evident at interview.

What we can offer you:


  • An academy making rapid improvement.
  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • Access to an outstanding professional development programme.
  • 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.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in our cluster of schools.
  • Access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS).

In return, we are looking for:


  • An ‘outstanding’ teacher with strong leadership qualities who can evidence significant progress and attainment from their students over a protracted period.
  • Someone who shares our moral purpose of ensuring that all our young people receive the best education possible in a supportive environment from people who care about them.
  • Someone who is resilient, dynamic and passionate about improving the life chances of all children in our community.

If you possess these qualities and share the academy’s vision, then we will be delighted to hear from you. Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further information.

Contact:

To apply, please click “Apply Now” at the top of this page to complete our online application form, CVs are not accepted. If you have any queries regarding this role, please email hr@unitedlearningyorks.org.uk The closing date for this post is 09:00am on Monday 27 March 2023. Interviews will take place soon after. Applicants are encouraged to visit the academy before applying, to arrange a visit please contact hr@unitedlearningyorks.org.uk

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.

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)
medical
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
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
984 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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.

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