5 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available



Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Competitive salary plus benefits package

Sheffield Springs Principal job summary

Thank you very much for your interest in becoming Principal of Sheffield Springs Academy.

Sheffield Springs Academy is a vibrant and diverse school with 1050 students. It is full in every year group and oversubscribed in year 7. It has a track record of school improvement in a challenging urban context and of tackling disadvantage and boasts a thriving STEM stream in years 7 and 8. It is very much a part of its local community and the flourishing and innovative city of Sheffield. The Academy has a strong ethos with very good relationships between staff and pupils and is judged by Ofsted to be a good school. However, we have no doubt
that there is much more to come: we believe that the school can become a truly excellent one which achieves exceptionally well.

We are looking for an energetic, inspirational, people-focused leader who believes that extraordinary success is possible. As in any city with substantial wealth and a highly educated population, those who grow up in areas of lower wealth and less parental education, can be in particular need of excellent role models, adults who believe in them and show them what they can do and be.

If you are a Principal or experienced Deputy who believes that children and young people can achieve extraordinary things and will build a team and a school to make it a reality, we will be excited to read your application. The Academy is a great match for someone with the highest expectations, determination, resilience, audacity and compassion in equal measure. You will be a team builder, able to motivate staff and pupils. You will expect a lot from people and provide strong support to them.

United Learning is a big group of schools – with over 60,000 pupils and more than 9,000 staff – so we have the capacity to support you educationally and operationally. At the same time, we are values-led and base all that we do on good relationships, so you will be joining a big family. Reporting directly to the Regional Director, we will support you both personally and professionally, bringing the strength of a national group to supporting your development and that of your staff and school. You will be provided with a strong infrastructure of support from
our financial, HR, Technology and Data Teams, as well as educational support from our subject specialists and our United Learning curriculum.

We are committed to fairness, diversity and inclusion. We are currently working hard to improve representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic leaders at headship level and to raise our proportion of women leaders to match their representation in our wider workforce. Whoever you are, if you have a strong track record of improving young people’s education and a drive to do more, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 2nd October.

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About Sheffield Springs Academy

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

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