Serving the Manor, Park and Castle wards of the city, Sheffield Springs Academy is a family orientated school which embraces the challenges and hopes that present themselves in its inner-city environment.
Over the past three years the school has emerged from an Ofsted category and is currently benefitting from encouragement from inspectors; a secure, highly experienced Senior Leadership Team and the support of United Learning, one of the country’s leading education groups.
Situated within ten minutes of major transport links in the city, Sheffield Springs Academy opened in a new £30 million, purpose-built school with excellent, state-of-the-art facilities. As a school that is rapidly increasing its popularity amongst local families, the academy has innovated throughout its curriculum offer and in areas such as transition; its ‘Early Risers’ initiative is setting a trail for other schools to follow.
Through being 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.
As an academy that is now benefiting from stability, strong leadership and the support of its group, Sheffield Springs Academy is on its way to becoming securely good and then to go beyond.
Our Subject Departments
Our English Department is committed to improving experiences for young people. There is a strong collaborative ethos and an emphasis on professional learning in order to reach a shared understanding of what really great practice looks like. Teachers regularly plan and learn together.
Our Humanities Department is improving rapidly because of a skilful, committed and enthusiastic team of specialists. Currently we have four GCSE Geography groups in Year 10 who will move into Year 11. From September 2015, a further three groups will start their GCSE Geography course in Year 10. Geography and History are taught at Key Stages 3 and 4 and have been successful in previous exam cohorts. Geography GCSE follows the Edexcel B course and is fully resourced and planned across both years. Students conduct their field work on the Holderness Coast in June of Year 10. We are a supportive and forward thinking department, not afraid to try new things in the pursuit of outstanding teaching and learning for the students in our care.
Our Maths Department is both dynamic and supportive. The Maths GCSE results show an improving trend and we are hoping to achieve our best ever results this academic year. The team is successful due to strong leadership and training. As we strive to improve results further, the department receives weekly CPD sessions both in-house and externally. From September 2015, the Maths Department will be supported by a newly appointed Director of Maths who will be responsible for the strategic leadership of Maths, including leading and developing the quality of teaching.