Head of Faculty: Social Sciences, Croydon, Greater London

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Oasis Academy: Shirley ParkCroydon, Greater London

Date posted:
Start date: Septemver 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Outer London MPS 1-6 (U1-3 as appropriate) + TLR 1C
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About our school and the role on offer:

Do you believe that all children, regardless or background or starting point, deserve a high quality education? Do you believe that excellent teaching can transform lives and communities? Are you passionate and committed to supporting young people to reach their full potential?

If you are, then Oasis Academy Shirley Park is the school for you! We are an all through Academy in Croydon, South London, with a proven track record of fantastic results at all key stages. We have a rigorous, academic curriculum offer and believe in the holistic development of all of our students, so that they can go on to be the best that they can be.  Our motto is learning together, achieving forever; and we believe that by doing so we can transform the lives of our students and improve the community in which we are based.

We are looking for an outstanding leader, who teaches either Business Studies or Sociology, to join our School Leadership Team as Head of Faculty. This will involve you leading our Business Studies and Sociology departments (which we offer at KS4 and KS5) as well as our Psychology, Health and Social Care and Public Services departments (which we offer at KS5).  You will also have a whole school leadership responsibility, allowing you to have a wider impact beyond your department. Furthermore, there are many opportunities to work alongside other schools with Oasis Community Learning and share good practice. This is the perfect role for an experienced Middle Leader with a track record of raising standards.

Why you’ll want to join us: 

  • You’ll be part of a team that believes every child should go to a great school as we work tirelessly to provide the children with an outstanding education. 
  • There is a real opportunity to make an impact. You'll have an opportunity to lead the implementation of a knowledge engaged curriculum across the school.
  • You will be involved in coaching staff and developing outstanding practice across the academy.
  • You'll work in a school with fantastic outcomes. We have the highest progress score for KS5/sixth form in Croydon.
  • You’ll receive genuine support and CPD to develop you and open up career opportunities in the Oasis Community and beyond, including the opportunity to work with staff in other schools within the network.
  • You understand education is not solely about excellent examination results but includes much more than that.
  • You’ll have supportive management who are committed to improving teachers work-life balance.
  • You’ll have access to a free confidential counselling service for the times in your life when you need a little extra support.
  • You can access free eye tests if designated as a VDU user.

Community is key:

Oasis Academy Shirley Park is part of the Oasis Community, we strongly believe in investing in local communities to bring about positive change. As part of the Ashburton Hub alongside Oasis Academy Ryelands and Oasis Arena we strive to communicate well, share ideas and support our local community, as best we can. To find out more about our Academy please visit our website.

Where we are: 

We are situated in Shirley a leafy suburb of Croydon bordering Addiscombe. We are easily accessed, being within 12 minutes of East Croydon train station by Tram to Woodside tram stop and with ample on site and residential parking. 

What we are looking for: 

  • You are an experienced middle leader with experience of supporting students and colleagues to reach their highest potential. This role is a leadership role which involves leading Heads of Department, as well as leading a whole school initiative.
  • You are as committed to assisting others to learn as the day you decided to become a teacher. 
  • You will have experience of working with a diverse group of students and teams. 
  • You will share our commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. Visit our website for more information.

About Oasis Community Learning: 

Our vision is for community – a place where everyone is included making a contribution and reaching their God-given potential. This informs our ethos and our nine habits which shape behaviour throughout our academy. We are fully inclusive and welcome applications from all, all we ask is that you are committed to our vision of community, our ethos and our habits. 

To apply:

To apply for this role complete the online application form. If you would like to discuss this role before submitting your application please contact us on: 020 8656 0222 or email recruitment@oasisshirleypark.org. 

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, we shortlist and interview as suitable applicants are found. This job advert may be closed early should we find our ideal candidate. 

Closing date:

20th May 2019 at 12.00pm.

There are permanent and fixed term opportunities available

Oasis Community Learning is and equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Safeguarding: We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We have management practices in place which maintain the safety of those we serve. You are expected to share this commitment, openly take part in the management practices and undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks. We kindly request recruitment or media agencies do not contact us regarding this role. 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’ 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 and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis Community Learning ethos. Oasis Community Learning supports Equal Opportunities Employment. Oasis Community Learning is a company limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales no. 5398529. 

Job location

More about Oasis Academy: Shirley Park
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: Secondary and Sixth Form, Shirley Road, Croydon, London, CR9 7AL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 86560222
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