Schools' workforce development

We provide accessible, lifelong learning and professional development opportunities for people who work in schools and other educational settings.

Whether you're looking to work in a children's centre, school, academy, or other setting, you've made the right choice coming to Barnsley.

Improving children's education, achievement and employability is one of our top priorities. We know that by doing this, we'll give children and young people the best possible chances in life. 

To deliver a first class education, we need a first class workforce.  That's why we're keen to attract good quality headteachers, teachers, governors and support staff to work in our schools and settings, and to make sure, that once they get to Barnsley, they want to stay.

We place great importance on working closely with partners to secure an effective school workforce and, once we've got them, to improving their quality, skills and confidence through high quality in-service training and development.

Barnsley is undergoing a massive redevelopment; as a town and a council, we're really raising our game and that's what we want from our workforce.

As a professional coming to work in the borough, we'll:

  • give you all the support you need
  • provide you with high quality professional development to enhance your knowledge and skills
  • seek and listen to your opinion
  • help you get the right work/life balance