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United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning, a national group of over 80 schools across England. With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists. At United Teaching, we don’t just train you to teach – we invest in your potential as a future educational leader, supporting you every step of the way.

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Welcome to Barnsley Academy. I trust that the website will provide you with the information that you need and give you a flavour of academy life. 

I am delighted to introduce myself as the Principal of Barnsley Academy. I feel privileged to lead the Academy and build upon the success already achieved by students and staff in recent years.

My goal is to enable Barnsley Academy to provide your child with a world class education, so they leave as confident, determined, and ambitious young people with the best possible qualifications; their passport to a successful and fulfilled life.

I make no apology for having very high expectations of staff and students. At the Academy, we insist on excellent uniform and disruption-free learning in the classroom. We explicitly teach students how to behave well and the routines we expect throughout the school day, which are underpinned by our core values. These expectations and routines are so important to ensure our students succeed.

Whilst academic success is very important, at Barnsley Academy we believe that there is more to a great education.  As well as ensuring our students succeed in exams, we aim to develop character. 

Our curriculum offers a rich and varied range of subjects. Our enrichment programme provides students with opportunities, which includes a wide range of clubs, trips, university visits, talks by inspirational speakers and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. There are also countless of opportunities for students to collaborate with their peers at United Learning schools across the country.

We are incredibly proud to deliver an Education with Character; an education which challenges, inspires and excites our students and prepares them for a successful future.

If you would like to visit Barnsley Academy or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Mr N. Khan



With Barnsley Academy being part of one of the leading school groups in the country, we offer unrivalled career development opportunities and support to ensure you achieve your ambitions. If you'd prefer flexible working, we'll try to accommodate it; if you need to relocate for this role, we can provide financial assistance; and if you're currently based overseas, we'll help with your transition back to the UK. Furthermore, you could be eligible for health care cover and full or part funded CPD during your first year.

United Learning

By joining Barnsley 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 succeed, and applies that to classroom practice, to continue to learn and develop the schools. 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 encompass personal aspiration, impact on pupil achievement and identification of continuous professional development and training that is right for you and your future.

You can find out more about working for United Learning by visiting our Careers site.