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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time, permanent.

Contract type


Pay scale

Main scale/Upper pay scale

Additional allowances

plus TLR 1.1

What skills and experience we're looking for

It is an exciting time to join our Oak community, with rapidly growing student numbers, and a complete new build as part of the Governments School Rebuilding Programme. Plans are well advanced for a complete rebuild of the current site. We are delighted that staff and students will finally have the building they deserve, with a planned completion date of September 2024. We are looking for candidates to join us on this journey who are dynamic, passionate and ambitious, with a commitment to improving life chances of our students.

What the school offers its staff

What we offer to candidates

  • A Principal driven by school improvement with an open-door policy for staff, students and parents.
  • A very visible and approachable senior leadership team.
  • An enthusiastic and committed team of teachers and support staff.
  • All staff at Oak are part of a professional learning community in which evidence informed CPD is designed to meet individual needs.
  • Strong potential for career progression, including NPQs for those looking to move into middle & senior leadership.
  • A strong support network both within the school and across Ambitions Academies Trust.
  • An opportunity to be part of rapid school improvement, in time for the opening of our new build.
  • A culture that respects work life balance and an ongoing commitment to wellbeing with a dedicated Wellbeing Champion. Free counselling sessions available to employees and their family with an external provider.
  • Free eye testing every 2 years through Specsavers and a £49 voucher towards glasses if needed.
  • Reduced corporate gym membership through BH Live.
  • A competitive pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Further details about the role

As we continue to grow as a school community, we are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity for a leader of humanities. We are looking for an inspirational leader who is able to build on existing strengths within individual departments and further develop the interdisciplinary opportunities presented by coherent curriculum planning across humanities subjects. You would be leading a team of teachers committed to their professional learning and development and supported by membership of subject specific professional associations. This role would be ideal for a confident subject leader, looking to further develop their role across humanities and embrace a new challenge.

For further details please see the job description and person specification.

Oak Academy is an 11-16 academy, perfectly placed within the community to deliver high quality teaching and learning. We are a rapidly improving academy, with a new principal in post since May 2022, who works proudly alongside both established and newly appointed colleagues, driven by the shared belief that every student has the right to learn, grow and achieve. It is this ethos that motivates all members of our community in improving the academic outcomes and life-chances of students. We value collaboration and open communication at all levels and see the relationship between parents, staff and students as crucial in our shared success.

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 Oak Academy

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

Arranging a visit to Oak Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email shelley.morris@oak-academy.co.uk.

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