Netherwood Academy

Barnsley, United Kingdom

Location: Barnsley, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Netherwood Academy

Netherwood is an 11-16 secondary academy located in Wombwell, a short distance from both the A1 and M1, and set in extensive, modern grounds.

At Netherwood, we are looking for people to join an academy which is improving rapidly since its first Ofsted inspection in 2021, when the academy received a judgement of Requires Improvement.

Over the course of the past two years, there have been significant changes in terms of curriculum development, teaching and learning, personal development and behavioural culture.

Colleagues who choose to join our ranks will be clear about what they can bring to the academy – a high level of professional and academic knowledge, a willingness to subscribe to our ways of working, a commitment to hard work and collaboration and a sense of moral justice.

Netherwood’s future success is underpinned by a strong set of shared values which support the vision, shape the culture, and make a statement about what we hold dear:

Scholarship - We will be informed by the best of academic and organisational thinking and research, using this where we can and expanding it where possible.

Curiosity - We will ask searching questions, not take things on face value, seek out the best of what is known and engage in appreciative enquiry.

Tenacity - We will deliver on our promises and see things through to completion. We will embody pace, urgency and determination in our focus on improving outcomes for children and on our own performance; we will learn to bounce back from disappointment and make sure we are fully committed to getting it right next time, for ourselves and for the students

Respect – We expect to treat each other with respect, in all forms of communication and interaction, and we expect everyone to embrace and celebrate difference; we also expect respect of the academy and community environment

Responsibility – we accept responsibility and commit to ensuring we do not place barriers in the way of students achieving the very best outcomes they can, irrespective of their back-story; we expect students to also accept responsibility for their actions

We are committed to creating an environment where exemplary behaviour is at the heart of productive learning. We believe in high aspiration, high motivation and high achievement for all. In order to achieve this, we provide a clear behaviour policy, which ensures students and staff are supported to achieve the high standards we have set.

Fundamental to the values of the Trust is a core entitlement to a knowledge-rich curriculum; in order to achieve this, our students must have access to disruption-free learning and our teachers must be free to do what they do best. We focus heavily on deliberate practice, ensuring staff and students get ample opportunity to hone their skills and routines, and much of our CPD time is devoted to developing and embedding intellectual practice, based on the best research available to us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Jonny Mitchell


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Address: Dove Valley Way, Wombwell, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 8FE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1226 272 000
Positions available at Netherwood Academy