Unmissable opportunity for an ambitious, passionate and tenacious Executive Principal to join one of the largest and highly successful MATs in the UK. We are looking for someone to reinvigorate our Secondary Academy in Kent.
Make your mark and transform lives
Since joining the Oasis family in January 2014, standards within our Academy have started to improve, but we still have a long way to go until we can claim to be a truly outstanding school. With this in mind, we need an inspirational and visionary leader with high expectations to build momentum and lead us in raising attainment and giving our pupils the word-class education they truly deserve. Do you have what it takes to help us achieve greatness?
Our multi-site Academy is set across two locations on the Isle of Sheppey. Based in the affordable areas of Minster and Sheerness, there are beautiful coastal views from the Academy classrooms and offices and fast, accessible networks from London and the Kent region.
Investment and Growth
A £52 million investment programme has allowed us to transform our Academy into a world-class learning space for our students. Now home to a 250-seat auditorium, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, ICT suites, engineering centres, motor vehicle workshops, recording studios and a beauty salon, the Academy’s vision of helping our young people reach their potential is beginning to be realised. We are enabling exceptional.
Whilst there is a strong momentum for improvement, having realised improved outcomes in 2017 with Progress 8 now at -0.41 from -0.55 in 2017, we were judged as ‘Required Improvement’ with Good for Sixth form by Ofsted in March this year. We are passionate about the potential of Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey and are looking for a solution-focussed and resilient leader who is wholeheartedly committed to raising standards and creating a first-choice school that nurtures and develops our pupils and provides them with the exceptional education they deserve.
An extended community
Alongside developing our Academy as an enriching school environment you will be a forward-facing community figure within the local Oasis Hub. We are looking for someone who is motivated to engage with this tight-knit local community and work creatively to develop bespoke and tailored services to benefit them more widely. This could include closer collaboration with local primary schools, finding ways to develop the land surrounding the Academy and potentially working with local government in the development of wraparound care for whole child.
Our Ideal Candidate
This is a challenging but highly rewarding role with the potential to make a significant and sustained impact on our Academy and community in which it sits. The appointed candidate will be someone with a strong track record of senior leadership, clarity of purpose and high expectations for all. As a high profile individual within the Academy you will champion the Oasis ethos, strengthen team spirit among staff and work with pace, clarity and determination to move the Academy forward. We are looking for someone who is outward facing and who is ready and excited to take on this role and deliver exceptional education at the heart of community.
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. We are seeing the difference in our communities as our sustained improvement rate has gone from 30% schools good or better to 79% since 2014. As an Executive Principal 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.
Together we will build the school of choice where all feel pride in belonging to a happy, caring family; the heart of our community.
Our Oasis, our Sheppey.
Come see for yourself!
We are inviting applicants to visit the Academy on Friday 17th November (11am), Tuesday 28th November (10am) and Thursday 30th November (11am and 2pm). OCL are working in partnership with Propelo to recruit for this position. To register for a slot or for an informal, confidential discussion please contact Corrina O’Beirne on 01273 222 877 or Phil Watt on 01904 567818. You can also visit www.JoinOCL.co.uk to learn more about the role and to apply.
Take the next step and lead our vision to transform lives and whole communities.
To apply please visit www.JoinOCL.co.uk. Please download and complete the Oasis Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form. Once complete, please return by email to joinOCL@propelo.co.uk.
Closing date: 11am, Friday 1st December 2017
Interview dates: Friday 8th December 2017
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.