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Head of Science Vacancy Details

Salary: Excellent package for an outstanding appointee: MPS-UPS range = £24,023-£40,750 + £7,621 TLR
Closing Date: 23/10/2017

Lead Estates Officer Vacancy Details

Salary: £20,000 p/a
Closing Date: 23/10/2017

Teacher of maths Vacancy Details

Salary: Excellent package for an outstanding appointee: MPS-UPS range = £24,023-£44,556
Closing Date: 23/10/2017

School Medical Practitioner Vacancy Details

Salary: £21,210 (£24,690.38 fte)
Closing Date: 25/10/2017

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Headteacher's Welcome

Sheffield Park 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 team of staff who are supportive, friendly and dedicated to providing the very best 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.

We have made significant, sustained progress at GCSE and are proud to be the most improved secondary school in Sheffield over the last nine years. In August 2017 our Progress 8 score of 0.95 meant that we were ranked first in Sheffield and amongst the top 1% in the country, with results in our Sixth Form also improving. Nevertheless, we are committed to further development in both teaching and learning.

The academy is situated in purpose-built £30million premises, benefitting 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 experiences 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 Park Academy.


Sheffield Park Academy is an 11 – 18 school, with just over 1,000 students (150 of which are in our dedicated Sixth Form.)

A United Learning academy, the school has seen real academic improvement over the last five years and has been recognised as one of the most improved in the country over that period.

In its inspection report of 2013, Ofsted stated that:

“The academy has improved significantly since the previous inspection because of intelligent leadership, influential governance and the creation of a clear vision for improvement, which staff and students have embraced.”

As an ambitious academy with a focus on continuous improvement, we are determined to continue on our journey towards ‘outstanding’ in every aspect of our provision, ensuring that each and every student is supported and encouraged to achieve their very best.

What our students say...

  • "Everyone is very welcoming and helpful. I am more than happy with the education and support my child receives at Sheffield Park Academy and would recommend it to anybody."

    Parent of current Y7 student
  • "I joined Sheffield Park Academy VI Form as an external candidate, the VI Form Team really helped me to adapt to the change and I settled in really quickly. Coming here is the best decision I’ve made."

    MA – VI Form student
  • "I really enjoy it when we do practical work like experiments in science - I can see and feel what happens rather than just reading about it, this helps me learn.

    ZA – Year 9 student
  • "At Sheffield Park Academy the teachers support you to reach your full potential and never give up on you."

    TE– Year 9 student
  • "Being in Year 7 at Sheffield Park Academy is like being at the start of an amazing journey."

    SH - Year 7 student
  • "I chose Sheffield Park Academy VI Form because the teachers believe in you even when you don’t believe in yourself. They push you to your best ability until you get the grades you need to chase your dreams."

    PC – VI Form student

What our staff say...

  • "I began my career as an NQT in the PE department 7 years ago and since then the Academy has provided me with endless CPD opportunities. For the last five years I have had the privilege of being a Head of Year. During this time I have also been the BTEC QN, an NQT mentor and have spent time as an Associate Senior Leader. The Academy has provided me with opportunities to improve both my teaching and professional development and strive to understand the needs of their staff."

    LB - Head of Year
  • "I joined Sheffield Park Academy as I was looking for somewhere to develop professionally. I particularly enjoy the challenge provided by the pupils and the opportunities the school are giving me to develop my career. I am looking forward to my upcoming CPD, where I get to work with another head of MFL in preparation for teaching KS5 next year."

    LS – Teacher of Languages
  • "I began my life at Sheffield Park Academy (its predecessor) in 2002 as a Learning Mentor. In the past thirteen years my journey has taken me from pastoral support, exams administration and now via a GTP into teaching; more recently as the academic lead for KS5. I think it is rare to find somewhere, an institution, that shares your own vision to dedicate itself to its young people in the way that we do. We will not allow social and economic deprivation to affect the aspirations or achievements of our students. We work together. The future is even more exciting and it is this that drives and inspires me."

    MS – KS5 Academic Leader



Core Benefits

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


 Working at Sheffield Park Academy

  • An Academy making rapid, sustained improvement year on year;
  • 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.


Flexible Benefits

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


How to Get Here

United Learning Information

By joining Sheffield Park 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.


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