This job expired on 31 January 2024

  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    31 January 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

L13 – L17 £63,430 - £69,970) (starting salary point is dependent upon experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Summit Learning Trust Mission Statement

Success through Endeavour

Ambition through Challenge

Strength through Diversity

The Oaklands Primary School is part of Summit Learning Trust which comprises of four primary schools, three secondary schools and a sixth form.

The school is seeking to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated Vice Principal to join our highly effective Senior Leadership Team. The Oaklands is warm and welcoming and has enthusiastic and happy learners. Children love coming to school and are keen to learn. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive school with high expectations and a commitment to providing the very best experiences for all our learners.

We encourage candidates to apply who

  • are passionate about promoting excellence in teaching and learning
  • have the wellbeing and safety of every pupil at the heart of their vision and ethos
  • will work with the Principal in maintaining high standards and achievement
  • will be calm and focused in challenging circumstances
  • is an outstanding teacher with experience of leading improvements
  • has the ability to motivate, support and inspire both learners and colleagues

We are seeking to appoint an effective, strong and inspirational leader who can:

  • hold the highest expectations of educational provision and care for all our learners
  • further develop and embed excellent standards of teaching and learning
  • establish a culture where everyone is valued and encouraged to succeed
  • demonstrate a strong track record and commit to continuous school improvement
  • enthuse colleagues and provide excellent teaching for all pupils
  • take the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and effective team of senior leaders within our Trust
  • form strong partnerships between parents/carers and school
  • adopt a consistently high level of inclusivity and equality for all

For an informal discussion about The Oaklands Primary School or to arrange a visit, please contact the Office Manager Diane O’Neill on 0121 706 2168.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for us?

We offer a range of wellbeing and work-life balance benefits to recognise and reward the essential contributions our colleagues make to our success and growth. These include access to:

  • Employee assistance programme
  • High quality training and support in and across academies enabling career progression
  • Wellbeing Advocates
  • Lifestyle benefits and discount schemes, including gym discounts and cycle to work
  • scheme
  • Health Protection Scheme alongside Flu Jab and Eyecare Vouchers
  • Generous employer pension schemes

Further details about the role

Please note we do not accept CV’s

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Summit Learning Trust is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender reassignment, age, disability, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/maternity or race.

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, including a Children’s barred list check. Online searches of shortlisted candidates will also be conducted. Our policy is available to view here https://summitlearningtrust.org.uk/our-trust/statutory-information/policies-statements/

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About The Oaklands Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
422 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0121 706 2168

The Oaklands Primary School is a 2 form entry Primary school in Acock’s Green Birmingham. Our Ofsted report (November 2018) has identified many positives within our school. “Leaders and the Trust are highly ambitious for the school.” Staff “feel valued and part of a strong team.” There is a “rich and engaging curriculum” in place that “stimulates pupils’ interests and their desire to learn.” Ofsted 2019
As a Unicef Rights Respecting School, we embrace and celebrate the diverse communities that make The Oaklands ‘who we are’. We believe that every child has the right to the highest possible standards in their education so that they are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in life. We are ambitious and aspirational for all our pupils and set high targets. We aim high because we know with the right opportunities, our pupils can do it.

We take great pride in developing a caring, creative and safe environment for our pupils and we are passionate about providing a rich and varied curriculum that inspires curiosity and enquiry

Arranging a visit to The Oaklands Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@summitlearningtrust.org.uk.

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