We are committed to investing heavily in our staff. Our workforce is the jewel in our crown and the reason our children succeed. Our Workforce Charter has been carefully crafted in consultation with unions to ensure staff are equipped with both the professional development and personal support needed to excel in their role and develop their career. We are committed to improving well-being through the reduction of workload, well-being initiatives and creating a professional development offer that focuses much more on investment and support as opposed to the monitoring and management of performance.

As an employer of choice, Five Rivers Multi Academy Trust offers a competitive pay structure in line with national pay recommendations.

Current Vacancies

 We currently have vacancies for 2 Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants and for a Teaching Assistant (Level 2)

Our vacancies are advertised on

Teaching vacancies.gov.uk

Sheffield Teaching Vacancies



any enquiries, email:  applications@abbeyfield.sheffield.sch.uk

Student Placements


We work with a number of training partners to offer a range of placements at our school. Our expereince mentors guide students through their placements and provide effective feedback and support to help student learn.

This includes:

  • Work experience
  • Sheffield Hallam University Education Studies
  • Teach First
  • Schools Direct
  • Apprenticeships

If you would like to find out more about the placements we offer please email us on enquiries@abbeyfield.sheffield.sch.uk.



We are glad to be able to support many different organisations, parents and members of the local community to gain a rich and diverse experience in our school. We welcome applications for volunteering placements.

If you would like to volunteer you must complete our volunteering application form and return it to us.  A paper version is also available from the main school office.

Abbeyfield Application Form for Volunteers

You will be contacted to come for a volunteer interview. You will be able to start in school once two satisfactoray references and a clear DBS have been received.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

We do not believe our team is a homogenous group; we recognise our people are individuals with differing needs, characteristics and behaviours.  This is why equality and equity form the basis of every policy, every procedure and every practice.  We are committed to protecting all characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty.

As an organisation, we are taking particular action to tackle discrimination and promote equality of opportunity for people of colour and other minority ethnic groups across the trust.

We want to ensure equity for people with protected characteristics.  (Under the Equality Act 2010 there are nine protected characteristics which make it unlawful for employers to discriminate against someone because of this.  These are Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or belief, Sex/Gender and Sexual orientation)

Rehabilitation of Offenders

All posts in schools are exempt  from  the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions, cautions or bind-over orders which for any other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act.  Any information given will be completely confidential. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence.

Disclosure & Barring Checks

The Trust will process a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before making appointments to relevant posts.  The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions, and bind-overs as well as pending prosecutions, which are not “protected” under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.  We will use the DBS check to ensure we comply with the Children Disqualification Regulations.  Any data processed as part of the DBS check will be processed in accordance with data protection regulations and The Trust privacy statement.