Principal for Oasis Academy South Bank for January 2019, Waterloo, London

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Oasis Academy South BankWaterloo, London

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L29 – L35, Inner London (£85,807 - £98,220) + up to 25% uplift + Teachers Pension Scheme
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you looking for a truly life changing opportunity?  

Following the great success of our founding Principal in growing our academy to be an Outstanding centre of educational excellence, we are seeking a passionate, inspirational and dedicated Principal to lead our school on the next stage of its journey. With a newly opened sixth form, this is an exciting time to join our academy as we support our students in realising their potential and becoming model citizens.

Climb the STAIRS to Greatness  

The academy’s values of ‘Scholarship, Transformation, Aspiration, Inclusion, Resilience and Social responsibility’ (STAIRS), has changed students’ views about their futures. To achieve this the academy offers a unique and tailored curriculum focussing on all aspects of a holistic development, enabling its young people to become successful in their chosen pathways. As well as offering an Academic Core Curriculum, each day they also have an innovative enrichment curriculum including an extensive careers education which involves life skills, trips to Russell group universities and working with local businesses.

An extended community  

Our Academy sits at the heart of the Oasis Hub Waterloo alongside Oasis Academy Johanna, a primary academy. The Hub is incredibly active within the Waterloo community running a Church, a debt advice centre, a city farm, a foodbank and a variety of youth-support services all integrated into academy life.  We expect our students to play an active role within their community, enjoying opportunities to volunteer within the various programmes. As Principal, you will be a key figure within our Hub, ensuring all our work is joined up to support the needs of both our students and the wider community.

Our ideal candidate 

 We are seeking an individual with a strong track record of senior leadership, clarity of purpose and high expectations for all. As a high profile figure within the Academy and community you will champion the Oasis ethos, support and develop your leaders and empower your wider team.  As Principal you will work with passion, pace, clarity and determination to ensure our academy continues to deliver excellent education to our students.

Effective Support  

You will enjoy the support and challenge of a Regional Director, Regional Lead Principal and wider OCL National Team. By being part of a family of 51 Oasis Academies, you will work alongside expert leaders in their field and benefit from a strong support network and partnership within the London and South East region.  You will have many opportunities to share best practice and drive continual improvement, including National and Regional Conferences, Regional Improvement Networks and access to a growing CPD programme nationally.

About Oasis  

For over a decade Oasis Community Learning has been helping children and young people reach and realise their potential.  

Born out of the Oasis global charity, previously established in 1985 by Rev. Steve Chalke MBE, our first Academy opened in 2007. It was Steve’s vision to open a school that was inclusive of all and provided opportunity for the whole community. Since then we have grown as a family into 51 academies spread across the UK, each part of a developing community Hub. We are proud to be one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the UK.

We work in some of the most socially disadvantaged areas, and believe passionately in each of the communities we are based in. We know them to be places of great potential and are committed to their continual positive transformation.

Since 2014 our sustained improvement has seen the percentage of Ofsted inspected Oasis academies attaining ‘Good’ or better rise from 30% to 81%.   

To learn more please  about Oasis Community Learning visit  - 

Do you have the vision, gravitas and character to lead our Academy?  

Want to find out more?   

Please contact Camilla Holland on to request an application pack, ask any questions or arrange a confidential conversation.

Come see for yourself!  

Visits to the Academy are strongly encouraged. We will be providing tours on Friday 14th September (9am or 2.30pm) and Monday 17th (9am or 2pm). Please contact Camilla Holland to book an appointment. If you are unable to make one of these slots, please still get in touch and we will try to find another time.

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 South Bank
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: 75 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth, SE1 7HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7921 4200
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Oasis Academy South Bank is a secondary school that opened in 2013 to educate boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 16. Located in Lambeth, London, this free school educates around 240 pupils at present. The school’s faith is Christianity, but ch...