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This job expired on 1 July 2024

  • Start date details

    January 2025

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Assistant headteacher

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

L1 to L5

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Description

POST: Assistant Principal

RESPONSIBLE TO: The Principal, under day-to-day management and leadership of the Deputy Principal

SALARY: Leadership Group L1– L5

LOCATION: Oasis Academy Boulton

WORKING PATTERN: Full-time and as described in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document

DISCLOSURE LEVEL: Enhanced

Job purpose:

The Assistant Principal will support the Principal through the leadership and day to day line management of the Deputy Principal, to lead and manage the Academies towards achieving good and outstanding outcomes for the students, their families, staff, and the local community of Oasis Academy Boulton.

Key responsibilities:

  • Teach minimum 0.6 of the timetable
  • Lead primary phase provision, advising the Deputy Principal and Principal on teaching methods, organisation, and curriculum
  • Develop a well-planned curriculum, working with other staff and external advice, to support the best possible learning for children within the primary phase
  • Develop accurate and manageable assessment methods to ensure all staff know how well their children are doing
  • Evaluate the children’s progress and the effectiveness of teaching
  • Contribute to the academies’ strategic programmes for improvement

Other responsibilities

Strategic Direction and Development

  • Effectively support an agenda of significant and necessary change to raise standards in all areas of Academy life and support the transformation of the local community
  • Play a key role in creating an environment within the Academies where pupils and staff develop and maintain positive attitudes towards each other, teaching and learning, the environment, and the community
  • Liaise effectively with all stakeholders
  • Network with other Academies and high achieving schools through Oasis Community Learning and other relevant networks

Teaching and Learning

  • Lead on, and develop, the lower primary phase curriculum to best meet the needs of all pupils
  • Promote extra-curricular activities and out of hours learning which enhance learning opportunities
  • Promote and support innovative pedagogy

Leading and Managing Staff

  • Line manage all staff in the lower or upper primary phase
  • Be an effective Team Leader as part of the Performance Management Policy and procedures
  • Take responsibility, as part of the Academy Leadership Team, for the recruitment and retention of staff
  • Provide structured support for, and assessment of NQTs and ITE Trainees and other related

Graduate Training programmes to enable them to meet the relevant professional teacher standards

Efficient and Effective Deployment of Staff and Resources

Ensure a safe working and learning environment through effective deployment of staff, application of appropriate risk assessments and adherence to current Health & Safety

Regulations.

Other Duties

  • The post holder will be subject to performance objectives agreed annually with the panel

from Oasis Community Learning and these objectives will be reviewed annually

  • The post holder is expected to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Principal through the leadership and day to day line management of the Deputy Principal
  • The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed
  • The person undertaking this role is expected to work within the policies, ethos and aims of the Academy and to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Principal through the leadership and day to day line management of the Deputy Principal. The post holder will be expected to have an agreed flexible working pattern to ensure that all relevant functions are fulfilled through direct dialogue with employees, contractors, and community members.
  • The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.

**Please refer to the Person Specification on the next page.

Assistant Principal

Person Specification

Our Purpose Oasis Academies exists to provide a rich and balanced educational environment which caters for the whole person - academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and environmentally. Our task is to serve our students as well as to provide a learning hub for the entire community. In this way we will raise aspirations, unlock potential and work to achieve excellence through encouraging a ‘can do’ culture which nurtures confident and competent people. Oasis Community Learning Ethos

Our ethos is an expression of our character - it is a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all we do. Our work is motivated and inspired by the life, message, and example of Christ, which shapes and guides every aspect of each of our schools. This is foundational to our belief that all people are created and loved by God as equal and unique beings, and to our commitment to model inclusion and compassion throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of each Academy community.

For further information, please refer to the Education Charter document which accompanies this job description.

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

  • Qualified teacher status • Evidence of advanced

  • Evidence of advanced professional study

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Recent experience of working successfully as a senior or middle leader in a school
  • Evidence of a whole school responsibility and experience of turning policy into effective and successful practice
  • Leadership of a significant area or phase or inclusion including responsibility for raising standards
  • A clear understanding of the essential qualities necessary for effective teaching and learning
  • Up to date knowledge of the primary National Curriculum, statutory regulations and guidance relating to the post

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Ability to analyse data, to evaluate the performance and progress of different groups of children and plan an appropriate course of action for whole school or phase improvement
  • Review school systems to ensure the robust evaluation of school performance and actions to secure improvements
  • Lead and manage a school team/s to successfully achieve agreed goals

  • Be an effective team player that works collaboratively and effectively with others
  • Develop and deliver effective and inspirational professional development for staff (including mentoring and coaching as appropriate)
  • Communicate effectively to a wide range of different audiences (verbal, written, using ICT as appropriate)
  • Demonstrate high quality teaching strategies
  • Support, motivate and inspire both colleagues and pupils by leading through example
  • Contribute effectively to the work of the Principal and Academy Leadership Team
  • Deal successfully with situations that may include tackling difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Work successfully with a range of external agencies

  • Experience in primary schools with underperforming or challenging circumstances

  • Development of partnership with other schools, businesses, and the community

  • Evidence of relevant, recent in-service training in leadership and management

Personal Qualities

  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • Willingness to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced CRB checks, together with completion of Disqualification by Association declaration
  • Motivation to work with children and young people and create a high quality, stimulating learning environment
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
  • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours and attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline
  • Have a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis Community Learning ethos.
  • Commitment to showing respect for all members of the school and wider community

What the school offers its staff

Role: Assistant PrincipalSalary:L1 – L5+ Teachers Pension Scheme Start date:1st January 2025Closing date:3:00pm, Monday 1stJuly 2024Interviews:Monday 8th July2024

Innovative, inclusive, and integrated – do you want to be part of a school leadership team like Oasis Academy Boulton? Due to an internal promotion within an outstanding organisation, we are seeking an outstanding practitioner to join our team and help us secure brilliant results for all students.

Oasis Academy Boulton is an inclusive urban primary school in the Handsworth area of Birmingham offering places for children between the ages of 3 and 11. We are looking to recruit a high quality professional. We are a good school, and our Early Years provision remains exceptional (Ofsted, January 2019). You will join an Academy that is proud of its commitment to staff and their professional development, whilst having the highest expectations in all areas.

Our offer to you

  • Clear career progression
  • Comprehensive training opportunities with access to NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH programmes
  • Ongoing training through the Horizons iPad scheme
  • Reduced workload through the Oasis curriculum resource bank
  • Trust-wide opportunities to make an impact through National Lead Practitioner incentive
  • Subject teachers may be eligible for a levelling up payment
  • Integrated support
  • Access to free counselling service
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Healthcare Cash Plan scheme
  • A lively environment with colleagues who care

The role

We welcome applications from both experienced Assistant Principals as well as current middle leaders looking to take their next steps. The post-holder will provide strategic leadership in consultation with the Principal, staff, and parents to bring about high standards for all. We are seeking someone who can inspire and motivate staff and students alike, being a core part of our academy leadership team. More details of the key responsibilities can be found in the Job Description.

Our Academy

Oasis Academy Boulton is a warm, welcoming, inclusive academy with a friendly and enthusiastic team of teachers and support staff. Our children are eager to learn, have excellent behaviour and a positive attitude and enjoy coming to school; parents and carers are very supportive of the academy. As part of the Oasis Community Learning family of academies, we have great regional links and access to experts in education at a regional and national level for guidance and training. We’d love for you to find out more about us by visiting our website atwww.oasisacademyboulton.org.

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

Do we sound like a great fit for you? If so download and fill out an application today to join our academy. All applications should be returned toserenna.lilly@oasisboulton.orgby no later than 3:00pm, on Monday 1st July 2024.

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you’d like to ask any questions or find out more about the role or the academy. Telephone No. 0121 464 4228.

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 and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis Community Learning ethos. Oasis Community Learning supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Commitment to safeguarding

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 and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis Community Learning ethos.

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About Oasis Academy Boulton

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
239 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Oasis Academy Boulton is a warm, welcoming, inclusive academy with a friendly and enthusiastic team of teachers and support staff. Our children are eager to learn, have excellent behaviour and a positive attitude and enjoy coming to school; parents and carers are very supportive of the academy. As part of the Oasis Community Learning family of academies, we have great regional links and access to experts in education at a regional and national level for guidance and training.

Arranging a visit to Oasis Academy Boulton

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email serenna.lilly@oasisboulton.org.

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