There are many opportunities for professional development.
Brinsworth Academy is a team: everyone has an equally important role to play in the successful development of our young people.
Brinsworth Academy is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level. Further information about the disclosure of criminal records can be found by clicking on the link below.
Brinsworth Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We undertake to make any "reasonable adjustments" to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.
Applications can be returned electronically to to the following email address.
Or alternatively by post to:
Mr Andrew Riches and Mr Wayne Barsby, Headteachers, Brinsworth Academy, Brinsworth Road, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5EJ
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Brinsworth is a very supportive Academy and we believe that on-going staff development is very important in order to achieve our aim to become an outstanding Academy. As part of the CPD provision, all teaching staff are involved in our PAL groups (Progress and Attainment groups) developing aspects of teaching and learning and being responsible for ensuring these are developed within their subject area. INSET time is planned th give time to the achievement of the academy improvement plan objectives. Other opportunities for CPD include shadowing other colleagues, secondments to year teams, securing better teaching and securing better tutoring programmes.
We take pride in the arrangements we have, both informal and formal, which enable new and starting teachers to prosper here. All new staff benefit from the academy's induction programme for new colleagues. This begins in the summer term prior to appointment, with an induction day, which gives you an opportunity to meet key personnel, raise awareness of key policies and practices and to spend time in your department.
During the year, there is a comprehensive programme of meetings featuring many aspects of the academy's practices and policies in more detail; examples include Child Protection and reporting to parents. Colleagues responsible for such areas join the meeting in order to work with new staff, to explain policy and practice and answer questions. The meetings are also a good way of getting to know all the new staff and people outside your department.
Newly Qualified Teachers
As an NQT, you will be supported in your department by more experienced colleagues. You will, in addition, have a weekly meeting with your Head of Department or with another nominated member of the department. This is the opportunity for you to discuss issues around the teaching of your subject, planning and preparation, assessment etc.
You will also have a mentor from outside the department, usually a member of the Senior leadership Team. You will meet with this mentor. initially every fortnight, to discuss your action plan at the transition points, coverage of the core standards and any general teaching issues which are of interest to you, including managing your workload, classroom management and practice.
During the year you will receive classroom observations from both your department mentor and your SLT mentor; these provide opportunities for discussion, celebrating your successes and planning future CPD needs.
All of this adds up to a comprehensive package of support that is designed to ensure that new and starting teachers are empowered and that their professional development is ensured. We are confident that this package of support is, indeed, effective and that it caters for the needs of all our staff.
The following documents may be useful for you with your application for employment at Brinsworth Academy.
Letter to Candidates
Learner Engagement and Achievement Partnership
Applications can be returned electronically to:
Or alternatively by post to:
Mr Andrew Riches and Mr Wayne Barsby, Executive Principals, Brinsworth Academy, Brinsworth Road, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 5EJ
The Academy Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities Policies can be found on our Academy Policies and Procedures page, click here to view the page
. You may find these useful when completing your application form.