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Deputy Principal

Oasis Academy South BankLambeth

We are seeking a talented leader who can inspire and motivate students and staff. You will work to secure the highest standards across our academy.  In addition, you will be a member of the Academy Leadership Team, which sets the strategic direction for the whole academy. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated and inspirational leader. Strong experience in secondary education is crucial.

Our Academy

Our Academy opened in September 2013 with 120 students in Year 7 and has grown year on year with our Sixth Form opening in September 2018 and our founding cohort starting prestigious and exciting university courses last September. 

Through love, nurture and a rigorous academic focus our vision is to support every child and help them climb the stairs to greatness, becoming model citizens and future leaders. All students are welcome with us, regardless of starting point, need or complexity. We are totally inclusive and believe that all students here will ‘Climb the STAIRS to Greatness’ and reach our two end goals of getting their dream job and becoming a model citizen.

Our students are happy, motivated and kind and we want our alumni to be highly desired and sought after by world-leading organisations but always remain humble, giving back to our local community.

The foundations of our academy rest on excellent teaching and staff have the highest possible expectations of all our students. There are no excuses and no limits to what they can achieve if we all: students, staff and families work together.

About you 

You will be an experienced senior leader with a proven track record of school improvement, ideally with experience in inner-city, multi-cultural areas. As a calm and reflective leader, you will have the skills to build the capacity of our very able Leadership Team. A sound understanding of school improvement strategies is key, as well as the ability to manage change and motivate staff and the community towards the achievement of clear and inspirational goals. 

We welcome applications from both experienced deputies and those wishing to take the next step in their career. 

Job purpose: 

Provide strategic leadership, in consultation with the principal, staff, parents and Hub Council, which brings about high standards of education. 

All leaders in the Academy share in devising strategies for raising achievement and ensuring high standards of behaviour. 

The post holder will work in close collaboration with the principal and deputise for the principal in his/her absence as required. 

The post holder shall have the professional duties of a Deputy Principal teacher in accordance with the current DfE’s School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document and wider responsibilities relating to strategic direction and development, teaching and learning, leading, and managing staff and efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources in consultation with the principal.


To assist the principal, together with other members of the Academy Leadership Team, in providing leadership and in managing the Academy. 

To provide strategic leadership for specified whole school initiatives. 

To monitor and support academic progress, attendance, and behaviour of students in a specified phase of the Academy. 

To actively support the vision, ethos, and policies of the Academy. 

To promote and safeguard the welfare of young people you teach or come into contact with.

If you are interested in finding out more, we’d love to hear from you. 

We welcome and encourage all applicants to come and visit the academy prior to your application. Please email Yetunde Alimi to arrange a time and date for you visit.

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