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Oasis Academy TempleManchester

Are you looking for a unique opportunity where you can make your mark and help change the lives of our community? We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and experienced Principal to lead Oasis Academy Temple on the next stage of its journey of transformation. The ideal candidate will be committed to driving the unique ethos of Oasis Community Learning in developing the character and competence of each individual to reach their full potential.

About the Role

As Principal, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership & management of the Academy. You will be work closely with the Regional Director, extremely committed staff, and Service Leads, to further improve the Academy and to ensure exceptional education at the heart of the community. 

Our Ideal Candidate 

We are seeking an individual with a strong record of accomplishment in senior leadership, clarity of purpose, high expectations and a passion to include everyone. As a high profile individual you will champion the Oasis ethos, support and develop leaders and empower staff members. As Principal you will have the character and competency to move the Academy forward.

About the Academy

Oasis Academy Temple converted to academy status in July 2018 and is a popular 3-form entry Nursery and Primary with excellent building and learning facilities, serving a thriving, dynamic and diverse community. The Academy forms part of a large Multi Academy Trust and will work closely with five other Primary Academies within the North West region, as well as schools nationally and with close ties to the local authority. 

Effective Support

We do not expect you to do this alone. You will enjoy the support and challenge of a Regional Director along with the wider OCL National Team. By being part of a family of 52 Oasis Academies, you will work alongside expert leaders in their field and benefit from a strong support network and partnership with other Oasis Community Learning primaries within the region.  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 national.

About Oasis

Born of the Oasis global charity, Oasis Community Learning is a family of Academies. We are one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the UK, with the express purpose of transforming learning, lives and communities; aspiring to deliver exceptional education at the heart of the community. Find out more about us at 

Growth and development

Students are able to flourish in its nurturing culture which embraces inclusivity and values everyone for their individuality.  Provision is highly inclusive and effective for all pupils. Children enjoy coming to school and this is reflected in the excellent behaviour – our students are polite, considerate and respectful towards adults and each other.  Staff benefit from strong CPD and use a variety of teaching techniques to make sure that every student has the best start to their educational journey.

Additional information:

We strongly encourage interested candidates to visit the academy, where we will arrange a warm welcome and have an informal discussion about the role with the Regional Director, Helen Arya and provide a guided tour whilst respecting COVID-19 requirements. We are working in partnership with Propelo to recruit to this position. Please contact Corrina O’Beirne in the first instance to arrange a visit on or 01273 222 877.

How to apply:

To download a pack and for details of how to apply, please visit: 

For an informal (and confidential) conversation about this opportunity please contact Corrina or James at Propelo on 01273 222 877 or 01904 567 818.

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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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