The Oaks Primary School & Nursery, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5DP

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  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2022

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Contract type



L16 – L24

Headteacher job summary

Job Title: Headteacher

Closing date: Wednesday 18th May 2022

Location: The Oaks Primary Academy

Interview date: 24th May 2022

Salary / salary range: L16 – L24

Start date: 1st January 2023 (or sooner if possible)

Be the best you can be at The Oaks Primary Academy.

Do you have the skills and ambition to rise to a challenge?

Are you someone who has high expectations and a desire to improve the life chances of primary school pupils?

We welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a flexible basis.

The Oaks Primary Academy is a two-form primary school in Crawley and is one of six primaries within the Central region of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). The Oaks is a ‘good’ school which has developed its curriculum and improved since its last Ofsted. We are currently seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Headteacher who will build on the school’s existing strengths, to lead, motivate, develop, and inspire a school team that is passionately committed to giving pupils a wide range of real-life and enriching experiences.

Our academies are pivotal in ensuring our children get the best start in life, no matter what their background. As part of the TKAT network, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to an excellent education and real choices in life.

For this role, you will have demonstrable school leadership and management skills and experience, a commitment to professional development, and the personal qualities to build strong relationships with all stakeholders including parents, governors, and colleagues at all levels.

The Headteacher will be responsible for the leadership, organisation, management and control of the School whilst working in partnership with key providers. You will be expected to promote and safeguard the welfare of the pupils for whom the School and governing body are responsible and those with whom they come into contact; to ensure a high-quality education for pupils and high standards of achievement. Headteachers are required to carry out the duties set out in Part 9 of the School Teacher’s Pay and Conditions Document.


To apply, please download and complete an Application Form and return it to hr@tkat.org which includes an outline of no more than 2 sides of A4, of what attracts you to The Oaks Primary Academy, your own values and how they relate to TKAT and the Academy values, and your qualities against the person specification.

In addition, and again on no more than 2 sides of A4, outline how you would expect your success to have impacted after 3 years, 1 year and your first term, referring to the Job Description.

For more information about this role or to arrange a visit please contact:

Gianni Bianchi on 07960 025398 or gianni.bianchi@tkat.org

Working for TKAT:

Leadership within TKAT schools requires passion, understanding, empathy and above all, a genuine love for the profession. Our role is to support you by giving you the flexibility to work how and when you need to; to open up opportunities to develop your career; to take care of your wellbeing at work; to enable you to flourish as an individual and to offer the kind of rewards you can only find from improving the prospects and life chances for literally thousands of children and young people.

The TKAT vision

'Inspiring learners, changing lives'

A community of learners who share the mindset of success and are driven by the prospect of opportunity for all. An environment of aspiration, respect and openness, enabling staff and students to thrive.

The TKAT values

The TKAT family:

Works together inclusively

Respects and cares for each other

Has ambition and is aspirational for all


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.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview - should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will.

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About The Oaks Primary School & Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
455 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact email

We are a small one form entry Primary Academy set on the borders of rural Essex served the community of Stapleford Abbotts since 1887. We also have a preschool on our site, so our children join us at three years old.

Our children are polite, respectful and have a high regard for being a part of a truly amazing little school.

The staff are dynamic, highly motivated, and committed to working as an exceptional team of professional teachers and support staff. The school’s morals and values are set in our vison of ‘Inspire - Believe - Achieve’. We offer a curriculum that educates and nurtures each child, enabling them to achieve high standards of academic attainment whilst also enabling them to become capable, caring and confident learners, ready to take their next step in the journey to adulthood.

Your child is important to us and they will be treated as individuals. Learning will be active and engaging, they will be motivated, stretched and challenged because we want them to achieve their very best. We want your child to be in a school that is a happy one and where everyone is valued for the unique qualities they bring to their learning journey here.

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