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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L14 - L18

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will be an experienced middle/senior leader, with a proven track record of school improvement, particularly related to students with SEND, and ideally with experience in inner-city, multi-cultural areas. A sound understanding of school improvement strategies is key, as well as the ability to manage change and motivate staff and the community towards the achievement of clear and inspirational goals. It is essential that you have an accredited SENDCo Qualification (or are currently working towards achieving it). At Oasis Academy Leesbrook, we pride ourselves on having a staff body who are committed and dedicated, going above and beyond to serve our children and community. • Demonstrate leadership for Academy culture, ensuring that the values and beliefs of the Academy are embedded and reflected in everyday practice.

As Assistant Principal you will:

  • Ensure the effective education of all the children for which you’re responsible for, socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and aesthetically.
  • Assist the development of pupils and colleagues through your designated area(s) of responsibility.
  • Have a strong, clear vision for education and a track record for outstanding leadership. Rigorously ensuring the delivery of high-quality teaching and learning.
  • Support us in establishing a healthy safe, caring environment where every child can reach their potential in a welcoming and strong community.

What the school offers its staff

Integrated training and development opportunities

As our curriculum and our technology develops, so do our staff. We offer opportunities for training to all our staff, whether that is through external certification courses, internal development or training days. If you are interested in taking your career with us in a specific direction, we will do our best to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and grow with us.

A clear progression route

Our staff understand that there is room to progress with us; our training packages and staffing structure allows for a clear progression route within the organisation.

Support and sharing best practice

Through ongoing support from our National Lead Practitioners, Best Practice Academies, Regional Directors and Monitoring and Standards Team, our academies are able to continually progress and innovate learning for both students and staff alike. The Oasis Teaching School, in Oldham, acts a key source for training within the family.

Expenses and travel costs (as appropriate)

We remunerate our staff for incurred expenses and travel costs when asked to work outside of the normal school environment. This is in line with our Staff Expense Policy.

Cycle to Work Scheme

We have partnered with the Green Commute Initiative's cycle to work scheme to give our employees access to a conventional, electric or adapted bicycle that they can use for their everyday commute to work and during their leisure time.

Staff wellbeing resources

We release regular wellbeing resources to help our family out with all sorts of needs. From advice and support on managing anxiety and low mood to guilt and shame, to podcast recommendations, recipes, helpful videos and signposting. We are there to support you in any way we can. We also have a good offer through our Occupational Health providers with resources for help with stopping smoking, stress, diet, exercise sleep and healthy living.

Health Scheme

We are proud to be part of the Health Shield Cash Plan Scheme. Our employees can opt in* for a small monthly fee for:

• Money back for everyday healthcare such as dental, optical, physiotherapy and chiropody

• Access to a GP over the phone 24/7 at a prearranged time to suit you.

• Direct access to a qualified Physiotherapist

• Access to a selection of tests that help to detect the early stages of some common cancers.

• A 24/7 helpline that offers practical information and emotional support for issues relating to family, bereavement, trauma, relationships, stress, personal legal information, tax information, medical information, money management, alcohol/drugs and debt support.

• An online rewards portal, which includes exclusive member discounts, great deals and cashback on weekly food shopping, travel, restaurants, etc. Children up to the age of 21 living at home and studying full time are covered at no extra cost.

*Opting in periods will depend on which month you join Oasis.

Free counselling service

As an employee of Oasis you will have access to a free confidential counselling service. Our leaders also go through training to be more understanding of the needs of their teams.

Commitment to safeguarding

OCL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment & to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks. Oasis Academies exists to provide a rich and balanced educational environment which caters for the whole person. Our task is to serve our learners as well as to provide a learning hub for the entire community. In this way we will raise aspirations, unlock potential & work to achieve excellence through encouraging a ‘can do’ culture which nurtures confident & competent people.

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About Oasis Academy Leesbrook

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
982 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Our Academy opened in September 2018 with 230 students across year groups 7 and 8 and has grown year on year. Currently, we have 1,118 students on roll. We are an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school and a school of choice within Oldham. At Oasis Academy Leesbrook, we pride ourselves on having a staff body who are committed and dedicated, going above and beyond to serve our children and community.

Arranging a visit to Oasis Academy Leesbrook

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hannah.murphy@oasisleesbrook.org.

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