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Deputy Principal

Oasis Academy Don ValleySheffield

This is an exciting opportunity to join Oasis Academy Don Valley as our new Deputy Principal, as we look to expand our team in the secondary phase of our Academy.

The post holder will play a key role in ensuring the systems, structures and routines developed throughout Key Stage 3 are extended into Key Stage 4, allowing all our students to make exceptional progress leading to exceptional outcomes.

The role will be predominantly focused within the secondary phase of our Academy and the post holder will be responsible for ensuring the high standards and expectations already embedded in Key Stage 3 are established within key stage 4. As Deputy Principal, you will hold the strategic responsibility for key areas within the secondary phase however, you will also hold responsibilities across both the secondary and primary phases.

As Deputy Principal, you will need to be able to demonstrate leadership and alignment with the Academy values and beliefs, ensuring that the culture of the Academy is embedded and reflected in everyday practice


  • Full responsibilities are broken down by category, however key responsibilities include:
  • Support the Principal to lead and manage the academy towards achieving outstanding outcomes for our students, their families, staff and our local community.
  • Provide information, objective advice and support to the Principal to make informed decisions about the development of the Academy and enable it to meet its responsibilities for securing effective teaching and learning and improved standards.
  • Play a leading role in creating and developing an organisation in which staff recognize that they are accountable for the success of the Academy.
  • Ensure that an effective flow is maintained within the Academy in line with the vision, ethos and values of Oasis Community Learning.
  • Present a coherent and accurate account of the Academy’s and individual’s performance in a form appropriate to a range of audiences.
  • Develop and encourage effective relationships between the Academy and the local community and ensure that national and global community links are forged through meaningful relationships, working closely with other schools, settings and organisations on a local, national and global basis.


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.

Oasis Community Learning is 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 Oasis Academies exists to provide a rich and balanced educational environment, which caters for the whole person - academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally and environmentally. Our task is to serve our learners as well as to provide a learning hub for the entire community. In this way we will raise aspirations, unlock potential and work to achieve excellence through encouraging a ‘can do’ culture which nurtures confident and competent people.


Senior members of staff are required to undertake Safer Recruitment in Education training.

The person undertaking this role is expected to work within the policies, ethos and aims of the Academy and to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Regional Academies Director. The post holder will be expected to have an agreed flexible working pattern to ensure that all relevant functions are fulfilled through direct dialogue with employees, contractors and community members.

All staff take an active role in the Academy’s care and guidance of students.

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.

The above responsibilities are subject to the general duties and responsibilities contained in the Statement of Conditions of Employment.

The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.

Please see our Deputy Principal brochure for further information relating to this post.

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