This job expired on 9 October 2023

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  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    25 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£58,105.00 - £64,225.00 Annually (Actual) L12 - L16

Assistant Principal - Responsible for Teaching & Learning and CPD job summary

Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy is located in the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, and in very close proximity to the centre of Birmingham. It is a slightly larger than average, 11–16 co-educational academy with approximately 1,200 students. It has grown over the last few years and is now full and oversubscribed in every year group for the seventh consecutive year. The academy’s reputation locally is excellent. OSCA was graded as a good academy, for the second time in 2018.

The academy has been recognised with a myriad of awards over recent years. These include the Investors In People Gold Award, The Quality In Careers Standard Gold Award, The Basic Skills Quality Mark, and the Artsmark Gold Award. This is a fantastic time to join the vibrant and caring learning community at OSCA.  Its strong code of values guides its work and creates a secure and safe environment where all students can thrive and succeed. Staff are committed to ensuring every student reaches their full potential by having the highest aspirations and a commitment to both academic and personal excellence.  Students speak positively about the “strong sense of community” at the academy and “the support they receive from the teachers”, with a Year 8 student describing life at OSCA as being part of “one big family.”

Are you the inspirational and creative leader we are looking for?

We are seeking an outstanding candidate to join the Senior Leadership Team as Assistant Principal responsible for quality of Teaching & Learning and Staff CPD. You will :

  • Promote a strong learning culture in the Academy which translates to positive academic outcomes for all students 
  • Have the ability to work with staff and students on providing the best possible learning opportunities and support, ensuring clear outcomes and impacts
  • Play a key role in the overall leadership and management of the Academy, with a belief in our core values of opportunity, scholarship, compassion and aspiration - ensuring that all staff work to support and promote these key values
  • Have a compelling vision, the ability to motivate experienced teams and develop engaging and impactful CPD for all members of the academy community

If you can demonstrate that you have all of the qualities listed above, we would love to hear from you.

Please note that visits to the academy can be arranged by prior appointment only.

Visitors would need to follow detailed guidelines in order to ensure their safety, and the safety of others.  Please request visits via Leanne James

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1141 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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