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  • Start date details

    April/September 2023

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    17 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Leadership 6 - 10

What skills and experience we're looking for

We need a leader who:

  • Holds safeguarding front and centre of everything

  • Has high expectations of individual achievement of all children and staff

  • Is passionate about growing the next generation of leaders in the school

  • Is adaptable and can work flexibly from week to week, managing several challenges at once

  • Will help the school to flourish by building on its many strengths and successes

  • Is committed to their own development

  • Can discern when to accelerate and when to consolidate and can recognise in others which is required

  • Is open and not scared to be vulnerable

  • Has excellent classroom practice and can evidence they have coached teachers successfully

  • Is not scared to ask questions and challenge at all levels

  • Will assist the Headteacher in operational matters on a daily basis and problem solve with others on the team

  • Is a listener, thinker and doer

  • Has strong interpersonal skills

  • Knows how to look after their own wellness in a challenging role and is open to asking for help if it is needed

What the school offers its staff

We can offer

  • A school culture that welcomes, nurtures and inspires

  • The potential to make a significant difference to hundreds of children’s lives

  • The chance to join a dynamic, energetic team

  • The opportunity to grow your career within TKAT

  • Outstanding professional development

  • An attractive working environment

  • Enthusiastic, well behaved children who are keen to learn

  • A chance to shape the future development of our school

Further details about the role

This is a truly exciting time for The Oaks and a unique opportunity for you to join us as we develop and embed a dynamic new Senior Leadership Team. A team that will focus on the delivery of a truly exceptional educational experience for all members of the school community, staff, children and parents alike.

In addition to working in close partnership with the Senior Leadership Team on the strategic leadership of the school you will need to be a ‘doer’, someone who can roll up their sleeves and make change happen on the ground on a daily basis. The successful candidate will be fully involved in the leadership of the school and will have specific responsibility for leading on teaching and learning, the curriculum and assessment.

We understand that choosing the right school for your own personal and career development is one of the most important decisions you can make. And at The Oaks we aim to meet and exceed your expectations of what a school can offer in terms of career development, personal growth, sustained well being and ability to have a positive impact on children’s lives.

Working for TKAT:

In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from: A wide variety of opportunities for professional development, including the potential to develop your career at more than one TKAT academy; opportunities to work flexibly, where possible; our support for your wellbeing at work and the rewards of working to improve the life chances of our pupils.

Commitment to safeguarding

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

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About The Oaks Primary School & Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
444 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01293 527473

Arranging a visit to The Oaks Primary School & Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@oaks-tkat.org.

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