Deputy Principal, Sheffield

Closing date:

Oasis Academy Don ValleySheffield

Date posted:
Start date: To be agreed
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L16-L20 £57,077-£62,863
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Deputy Principal (Secondary) 

Salary: L16 – L20 + Teacher Pension

About the role:

This is a unique opportunity to develop as a leader in an exciting environment as our Academy grows.

We are looking for a driven, experienced individual with high expectations who will:

  • Value our children as individuals
  • Be ambitious for all of our children’s outcomes both academic and beyond
  • Will seize on the potential of all individuals and aide them to excel
  • Be a strong leader in our community who is passionate about education

You will have a strong, clear vision for education and a track record for outstanding leadership. Rigorously ensuring the delivery of high quality teaching and learning. You will support us in establishing a healthy safe, caring environment where every child can reach their potential in a welcoming and strong community.

 Main purpose of the role:

The specific responsibilities for our Deputy Principal will be agreed dependent on the skills, expertise and   experience of the successful candidate. The Deputy Principal should be   prepared to lead on areas such as the development of teacher effectiveness and outstanding teaching and learning strategies, improving outcomes for children, development of an outstanding culture for learning, staff development, training and induction.

Under the direction of the Principal – Take a lead role in establishing the aims and   objectives for the Academy, developing the policies through which they will be achieved.

  • To make strategic evaluation of teaching, learning and personnel.
  • To support the Academy in securing exceptional education for all children and the continuous improvement of   teaching and learning in the Academy
  • To take responsibility for teaching a class as set out in School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document as necessary
  • To take responsibility for child protection issue as appropriate
  • Take responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the Academy

Expectations of Leadership:

We believe that our leaders occupy an influential position in society and shape the profession. We see our leaders as lead professionals and significant role models within the community we serve. The values and ambitions of our leaders determine the achievements of our Academy. They are accountable for the education of current and future generations of children. Leadership has a decisive impact on the quality of teaching and children’s achievement in all classrooms. Our leaders lead by example the professional conduct and practice of teachers in a way that minimises unnecessary workload and leaves room for high quality continuous professional development for staff. They secure a climate for the exemplary behaviour of children. They set standards and expectations for high academic success recognising differences and respecting cultural diversity within contemporary Britain. Leaders are outward facing and develop high quality professional networks, which support the development of exceptional education within our Academy

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Beverley Eaton on 0114 2200 403 or by email at 

To apply, please send your completed Application and Equal Opportunities forms to

Closing date for applications is: Friday 8th December 2017

Interviews will take place on: w/c Monday 18th December 2017

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 and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis Community Learning ethos.

Oasis Community Learning supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Oasis Community Learning is a company limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales no. 5398529.

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More about Oasis Academy Don Valley
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 16 years
Address: Leeds Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 3TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 220 0400
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"to provide all children with an exceptional education which is at the heart of our community". 

Within the Academy, we celebrate diversity and relentlessly focus on the attainment of all of our children.

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