Principal, Isle of Sheppey, Kent

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Oasis Academy Isle of SheppeyIsle of Sheppey, Kent

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L33 – L39 (£86,435 - £100,072) + up to 25% uplift + Teachers Pension Scheme
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Are you looking for a truly life changing opportunity? 

This is an unmissable opportunity for an ambitious, passionate and tenacious Principal to join one of the largest and highly successful MATs in the UK. 

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.

Coastal Location 

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.  

Rapid Improvement 

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 2017. 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 

Are you the kind of person who is excited by leading education in the context of whole community transformation?

This is an unrivalled opportunity to lead a large co-educational secondary Academy and Sixth Form Centre and make a significant impact on the outcomes of students and the wider community. The appointed candidate will be someone with a strong track record of outstanding leadership, you will lead the Academy forward, being rigorous in ensuring delivery of the highest quality teaching and learning and a creative and challenging curriculum. You will build a healthy, safe, caring environment where community is paramount and where every child can reach their full potential. 

Oasis Community Learning is looking for a high performing and resilient leader of education who wants to work as part of a wider team of national, regional and local leaders to make a deep investment into the needs of the community.

About Oasis 

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. As a Principal you will enjoy the support and challenge of being part of a family of 49 Oasis Academies, working alongside leaders in their field and gaining access to great learning and training opportunities.   

Come and See For Yourself!  

We are inviting applicants to visit the Academy on Tuesday 8th May (10am). To register for a slot or for an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Gemma Lamb, Head of Recruitment and Learning and Development on 0207 921 4216 / oclrecruitment@oasisuk.org .   

To Apply: Please download and complete the Oasis Application Form and Equal Opportunity Form. Once complete, please return by email FAO Gemma Lamb to oclrecruitment@oasisuk.org by 11am on Monday 14th May 2018.    

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 Isle of Sheppey
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Minster Road, Minster-on-Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3JQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1795 873591
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The Isle of Sheppey Academy opened in September 2009 and specialises in Business and Enterprise, and Sport. It is first and foremost, a place of high quality learning and teaching for young people aged 11- 19.

At £54 million this is the largest ...