Principal, Oldham

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Oasis Academy OldhamOldham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Range: L33 – L39 (£86,435 - £100,072) + teachers’ pension scheme
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity where you can transform the lives of not just students but the wider community? We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspiring and highly motivated leader to join the Oasis family leading our secondary Academy in Oldham. Join our family as an inspirational leader and community figure in what is an exciting time for Oasis Community Learning (OCL); our sustained improvement rate has risen from 30% ‘Good’ or better in Ofsted judgements to 81% since 2014. We need you to be the driving force on Oasis Academy Oldham’s journey to exceptional education.

See the potential, make the difference: Join OCL today!

Oasis Academy Oldham is an all-inclusive 11-16 Academy in Hollinwood, Oldham. We have a diverse intake and want every student to fulfil their potential. With a £30m new build and a motivated team, we are excited about the next stage of our development.

Our journey so far

The Academy is the 20th most improved secondary in England with results of students achieving the basics measure having risen from 25% to 47% in just two years. After been judged as ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted in May 2016, and with below floor standard results in the years prior, this is a significant move forward. The journey does not stop here. We require a dedicated and ambitious leader to drive us forward on our continued path to ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for an inspirational leader and role-model who will drive, develop, support and motivate our staff. The successful candidate will be a dedicated and proven effective leader, who will continue to rapidly raise standards and further enhance the curriculum, providing valuable opportunities for our students. You will have a proven and uncompromising approach to school improvement and raising attainment, and you will value the importance of student voice and developing our young people as independent learners and citizens of their community.

Outward Looking

In order to ensure that our students receive the education they deserve and that our staff are fully developed and supported, it is important the academy and its leader are outward looking, fostering relationships with industry experts and local alliances. We already benefit from an array of successful partnerships, including working with the Institute for Teaching, national teaching schools to develop excellent practice and local universities to run a scholars programme for our pupils.

Effective Support

To develop you as a leader, 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 49 Oasis Academies, you will work alongside expert leaders in their field and benefit from a strong support network and partnership within the Northern region. You will have many opportunities to share best practice and drive continual improvement, including an annual Regional conference, Regional Improvement Networks and access to a growing CPD programme nationally.

About Oasis

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, 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

Come see for yourself!

We are inviting applicants to see the Academy on Monday 12th March (9:30am) and Friday 16th March (1pm). Please contact Gemma Lamb by email on to arrange an appointment.

Take the next step in your career and apply now!

To apply:

Please download and complete the Oasis Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form. Once complete, please return by email FAO Gemma Lamb to

Visits: 9:30am on 12th March and 1pm on 16th March
Closing date: 11am, Wednesday 21st March
Interview dates: 26th and 27th March
Start date: September 2018

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.

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More about Oasis Academy Oldham
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Hollins Road, Oldham, Manchester, OL8 4JZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 624 9630
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Oasis Academy Oldham is a dynamic school, focused on delivering outstanding outcomes for our community. 

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