Principal, Gillingham, Kent

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Oasis Skinner Street AcademyGillingham, Kent

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Start date: 1 January 2018 (or as soon as possible after this)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L18 – L24 (£62,361 - £71, 736) + Teachers Pension Scheme
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become an Academy Principal within one of the largest multi-Academy trusts in the UK. With our astounding success rates since 2014 we have steadily improved outcomes at all phases of education and our sustained improvement has seen the percentage of Ofsted inspected Academies attaining ‘Good’ or better jump from 30% to 79%.  This is a great time to progress your career with Oasis Community Learning!  

Lead our Academy on its Journey to ‘Outstanding’ 

Oasis Academy Skinner Street joined the Oasis family in 2013 and by just April 2015, it was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted. This was a wonderful testament to the hard work and dedication of all members of staff at the Academy. Our focus now is to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating at the next inspection, and we are therefore looking to recruit a dynamic leader with the drive and the passion to help us realise this next stage in our development. In doing so, you will ensure the delivery of Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community. Will you be the next Principal of Oasis Skinner Street? 

Supportive Culture 

We currently have 381 students aged 4-11 on roll, 28% of whom require support for EAL and 24% who are on the SEN list. Oasis Academy Skinner Street is committed to helping all students to flourish, regardless of their specific needs. We aim to promote an enthusiastic culture of inclusion, healthy relationships and pride in achievement.  

Achieving Excellence 

Ofsted were encouraged by the signs of improvement and development in student learning and saw first-hand during their recent visit that pupils “thrive because they are very well cared for in a nurturing and encouraging environment that puts their needs first.” This was reflected in our KS2 SATs results too, as 74% of our pupils met expected standards in RWM.   

Our Academy is committed to recruiting passionate, dedicated individuals to help our children achieve their academic and wider potential. The successful candidate is expected to engender enthusiasm and drive throughout our staff, nurturing a culture of ambition and continuous improvement. Our focus on achieving excellent standards for the whole child is paramount and this is done in a welcoming and caring atmosphere.  

Effective Partnerships 

We don’t expect you to do this alone. To develop you as a leader you will enjoy the support and challenge of a Regional Director along with the wider OCL National Team. By being a part of a family of 48 Oasis Academies, you will work alongside expert leaders in their field and benefit from a strong support network and partnership with 8 other Oasis Community Learning primaries across London & South East.  You will have many opportunities to share best practice and drive continual improvement, including an annual Regional Conference, Regional Improvement Networks and access to a growing CPD programme nationally. 

Community Potential 

Many of our Oasis Skinner Street students come from a disadvantaged background and community. The Academy staff, along with supportive and strategic Academy Council, proudly seek to serve that community and aspire to create opportunities for its wider members to reach their potential alongside our students. At the same time as developing our Academy as an enriching school environment, you will be a forward-facing community figure, keen to build relationships with local leaders.  

Come see for yourself!  

We are inviting applicants to see the school on Monday 9 October between 11.00 and 13.00 and on Wednesday 11 October between 09.00 and 12.00. Please contact Lara Fisher - -  to book a tour with one of our leaders.   

Take the next step and lead our vision to transform lives and whole communities.  

To apply: 

Please download and complete the Oasis Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form. Once complete, please return by email FAO Gemma Lamb -      

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 Skinner Street Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Skinner Street, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1LG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 850213
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Oasis Academy Skinner Street became part of the Oasis family of Academies in September 2013. Situated in Gillingham, Kent, we are an inclusive-of-all Primary Academy for young minds aged 4-11. With our mission statement - ‘we transform’ - championed ...