Job Description

Do you want to be part of a team which strives to generate rapid improvement?

Are you meticulous in your approach to your own work and in securing high-quality contributions from others in the team?

Are you passionate about making a real difference to young people’s lives, irrespective of the issues they are facing?

Netherwood Academy is an 11-16 academy which opened in September 2012, set in an extensive £35 million campus. As part of Astrea Academy Trust, Netherwood Academy is in an exciting period of development. 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced practitioner with a track record of supporting young people through the turbulence in their lives, be this in school or outside. We need someone who can walk the walk and be a beacon of excellent practice in a school environment, ensuring young people with complex needs and problems can continue to thrive, despite some of the barriers which are put in their way.

We are values-driven and our vision is to provide an inclusive, aspirational and academic education for all our students, so that all of them will learn, thrive and lead successful lives. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We want to ensure that all our students have the option to be able to go to university or aspirational alternative. We are not going to reduce expectations because of a child’s background or home life, or because they are new to English or have a special education need. In fact, the opposite is true. It is our job to redouble our efforts to help children overcome these barriers so that they can flourish.


We value our staff highly and treat workload very seriously. Our systems are high leverage, ensuring you can really focus on your core purpose.


What we offer:

  • Support and progression opportunities
  • Excellent support from the Astrea Trust Central team
  • Highly visible/supportive senior leaders who have your back
  • Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities across the Astrea South Yorkshire region
  • Opportunity to complete further qualifications
  • An unrivalled professional progression model.


What we are looking for:


The successful candidate will be:

  • Aligned to our values and mission. If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here
  • Someone who passionately believes that all children can achieve, no matter what their starting point, background or needs.


Interested in applying?

If this is something you are interested in, looking for a new challenge, have a passion for education or maybe all of the above, take a look at the Applicant Brief to find out more about the role before applying.


We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our academy to appreciate fully our excellent learning environment (details in the applicant brief).

The closing date for all applications is midnight on 1 October 2023.

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory background checks including references and enhanced DBS checks.

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