Principal, Oasis Academy Warndon
Salary range: L21- L27 (£69,031-£79,958) + Teachers’ Pension Scheme
Interview date: 10th & 11th December 2020
Closing date: 27 November 2020 at 12:00 pm
Location: Edgeworth Close, Warndon, Worcester WR4 9PE
Contract type: Full time, Permanent
Start date: April 2021
‘Happy Hearts, Enquiring Minds, Promising Futures.’
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a new Principal at Oasis Academy Warndon in Worcester. Oasis Academy Warndon currently serves 588 children aged 2–11 and is about to undergo an expansion of its nursery provision which will include a new purpose-built addition to the school. This offers a fantastic opportunity to provide more to the school community and to build on the increasing numbers, since the school expanded to 3-forms of entry.
Warndon has talented, dedicated staff, motivated children and supportive parents. The school is driven by a powerful ethos which aspires to treat everyone equally and recognises the importance of a holistic approach to education. As well as continuing to develop the schools high expectations and deliver a first-class education, it is also our desire to build an interconnected community, recognising that educational needs must prosper alongside the needs of the whole person.
Inspire, influence and lead our Academy to greatness
Are you an experienced, inspirational, motivational and dynamic school leader with substantial leadership experience? This is a wonderful opportunity to build on the strengths of the academy and lead this good school in the next steps of its exciting journey to becoming outstanding.
Our Ideal Candidate
We are seeking an individual with a strong track record of senior leadership, clarity of purpose and high expectations for all. Our new leader will crucially be a strategic thinker focused on making a difference to the educational life chances and wider positive contributions of all our children. As a high profile individual within the Academy you will champion the Oasis ethos, support and develop your leaders and empower their staff teams. As Principal you will work with compassion, enthusiasm, commitment and determination to move the Academy forward. The successful candidate will need to have the skills and ambition to promote excellent teaching and learning, which is a feature of this school.
We do not expect you to do this alone. You will enjoy the support and challenge of a Regional Director along with the wider OCL National Team. By being part of a family of 52 Oasis Academies you will work alongside expert leaders in their field and benefit from a strong support network and partnership with other Oasis Community Learning primaries within the local region of 8 schools. You will have many opportunities to share best practice and drive continual improvement, such as participating in Regional Improvement Networks and having access to a growing CPD programme nationally.
Born of the Oasis global charity, Oasis Community Learning is a family of Academies. We are one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the UK, defining ourself as an organisation with the express purpose of transforming learning, lives and communities; aspiring to deliver exceptional education at the heart of the community. Find out more about us at www.oasiscommunitylearning.org
Growth and development
Staff, children and communities flourish in our nurturing culture which embraces inclusivity and values everyone for their individuality. Provision for children who have special educational needs is strong. Children enjoy coming to school and this is reflected in the high attendance and good behaviour – our children are polite, considerate and respectful towards adults and each other. Staff benefit from highly effective CPD and use a variety of teaching techniques to make sure that everyone has the best start to their educational journey and develops to their God given potential.
To find out more:
Contact Temi Aje on 07811989369 or Temi.Aje@oasisuk.org to request an application pack with full details of Oasis Community Learning’s ethos and values and the key responsibilities for the role. If you would like a confidential conversation about the role or to arrange a walk around the school, please contact Damaris Ricketts on 07815656108 or Damaris.Ricketts@oasisuk.org who will be able to arrange that for you with the Regional Director.
Oasis Community Learning is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.