Principal, Oasis Academy Arena, South Norwood

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Oasis Academy ArenaOasis Academy Arena, South Norwood

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Start date: January 2018 or sooner if available
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L25 – L31, Outer London (£73,442 - £84,576) per annum + pension
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Become the leader of one of our newest Academies and join the Oasis Community Learning family at one of the most exciting times on our journey to date. With our astounding success rates since 2014, we have steadily improved outcomes at all phases of education, and our sustained improvement has seen the percentage of Ofsted inspected Academies attaining ‘Good’ or better jump from 30% to 79%.  We are looking for an inspirational, ambitious leader to share our vision of providing Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community.   

Make your next career move today and lead with us 

Sporting roots 

Oasis Academy Arena is a new co-educational secondary school, dedicated to helping students reach their potential. Situated in South Norwood, adjacent to the Croydon Arena Athletics track, we deliver a curriculum fully utilising the surroundings and sporting roots. We also have a strong specialism in the sciences.  

Growth and development 

We currently have a total of 246 students on roll in years 7 and 8, 57% of whom are in receipt of the Pupil Premium and 15% of students are classified as DSEN. The Academy has a Designated Resource Provision for 15 students with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We will grow our Academy to 900 students on roll, with post-16 provision offered through the partnership with Oasis Academy Shirley Park. 

Achieving Excellence 

We want all teaching to be enriching, engaging and challenging, and are committed to recruiting passionate, dedicated staff to help our Academy achieve GCSE pass rates to be proud of. Our ambitions for the Academy are high, therefore we are looking for a leader with the vision to help our teachers and students achieve excellence. 

An extended community 

We do not expect you to do this alone. Not only will you be a part of a new leadership structure, you will enjoy the support and challenge of being part of a family of 48 Oasis Academies, working alongside leaders in their field and gaining access to great learning and training opportunities. 

As Principal you will also be a forward-facing community figure within the local Oasis Hub. Helping to build relationships with local leaders, you will have the opportunity to influence the lives of our young people and the extended community.  

Lead us to greatness 

Oasis Academy Arena is primed and ready for an exceptional individual to lead us to greatness. This is a great opportunity to not only develop professionally but to help steer our Academy towards Outstanding!   

Our Ideal Candidate 

As a key member of the Academy leadership team you will champion the Oasis vision, strengthen and maintain team spirit among staff and be an excellent role-model for our students. Our ideal candidate will be strategic, demonstrate tenacity and have a good track record of developing and improving academic achievement. You will have a comprehensive knowledge of education policy and be passionately committed to safeguarding.     

About Oasis 

Our Academy is part of the Oasis Community Learning family, one of the largest multi-Academy sponsors within the UK, with the express purpose of transforming learning, lives and communities. Through instilling and encouraging inclusion, equality, healthy relationships, hope and perseverance we develop competency and character within our young people and help them thrive. We are a family of 48 Academies spread throughout four regions of the UK.   

Come and visit our Academy  

We are inviting applicants to see our Academy on Friday 15 and Thursday 21 September at 09.30 and 14.00. Please contact the national recruitment team on  to book a tour with one of our leaders.   

Want to find out more?  

Contact Gemma Lamb on 0207 921 4216 / for a confidential conversation or to request an application pack.   

To apply: 

Please download and complete the Oasis Application form and EO form return them to  FAO Gemma Lamb.   

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.

Oasis 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

Job location

More about Oasis Academy Arena
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Albert Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 4QL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7921 4207
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Oasis Academy Arena is a brand new secondary school offering high quality education, with a focus on Sport and Science, for children aged 11-16. 

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