As Principal of Barnsley Academy, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. I hope that it provides you with all the information you need about the academy, but more importantly, gives an insight into life here and enables you to celebrate with us the achievements of our incredible students, families and staff.
In the ever-changing world of education, we believe in keeping things simple. Our goal is to provide the very best school at the heart of its community. To achieve this, we are committed to the provision of personalised support for all of our students, helping them to achieve all that they are capable of and fulfilling their aspirations. The academy is also driven by a desire to work with parents and carers to develop an environment which provides a truly holistic and inclusive approach, generating high expectations and standards at every level.
Our Academy is sponsored by United Learning - a group of schools and academies which aims to provide excellent education to all children and young people across the country. As a United Learning academy, we are able to work within a national network of successful schools and offer more than any single school could. Working collaboratively enables all of United Learning's schools and academies to bring out "the best in everyone" - students, staff, parents and the wider community.
We are a rapidly improving school that places our students at the centre of everything we do - something praised by Ofsted in our last inspection. Our staff are exceptionally hardworking and dedicated to improving the life chances and choices for all of our students and, as Principal, it is a privilege to work with such dedicated professionals and amazing students.
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.
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.