Assistant Principal- (Internal)
Salary range: L1- L5 +Teachers Pension Scheme
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday, 14th June 2021
Start date: 1st September 2021 or ASAP thereafter
Oasis Academy Limeside – ‘Where everyone SHINES with possibility‘
Help us take Oasis Academy Limeside, Oldham to the next stage in its development.
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity where you can help to change the lives of our children and our community? We are seeking a passionate, motivated Assistant Principal to become part of the Senior Leadership team at our unique academy.
Our ideal candidate
We are seeking an outstanding teacher, with a passion for learning and experience of successful middle/senior leadership, who is looking to take the next step in their leadership path. As part of the senior leadership team, you will have high expectations for all, be able to effectively apply a range of behaviour management techniques, demonstrate emotional resilience and be a champion of the Oasis ethos and 9 habits.
Oasis Academy Limeside is an outstanding all-inclusive primary Academy accommodating children aged 3-11, with an additional 2 year-old unit. It has a strong track record of innovation, community transformation and involvement in academic research and continuing professional development for teachers at all stages of their development.
Oasis Academy Limeside is a popular 2-form entry primary and nursery, serving an increasingly diverse community. The Academy forms part of a large Multi Academy Trust and works closely with five other Primary Academies within the North West region, as well as schools nationally and with close ties to the local authority. This provides many opportunities to develop and share best practice to drive continual improvement, including through regional improvement networks and access to a growing CPD programme nationally
The Oasis Academy Limeside curriculum has been designed and tailored to meet the needs of the community we serve. We have been a teaching school since 2014 and are a centre for Reading Recovery training.
Being part of the Oasis family of 52 academies, the overarching vision of our Academy is to provide 'Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community'. We want to ensure that all of our young people, whatever their starting points or background, get the education they deserve - and they deserve nothing less than exceptional.
For an informal discussion about the role or to arrange a please contact the Principal, Kathy Maskell via email@example.com
To learn more about this outstanding Academy please visit our website on www.oasisacademylimeside.org, telephone 0161 688 7535
Oasis is committed to making a difference to the lives of the communities it works in, and as such you must show a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours, which flow from the Oasis ethos. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role. For further information on how to apply for the role, please visit www.oasisacademylimeside.org under the current vacancies section.
Take the next step in your career and apply now!
POST: Assistant Principal
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to those professional responsibilities, which are common to all teachers, the post holder will provide professional leadership to ensure standards of attainment and progress for all students and that the quality of teaching is highly effective
RESPONSIBLE TO: Principal
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: Principal, Deputy Principal; Academy Leadership Team; relevant teaching and support staff; LA representatives; external agencies; parents; local community; other Oasis Academies and Oasis Community Learning central staff
LOCATION: Oasis Academy Limeside
WORKING PATTERN: Full-time and as described in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document.
DISCLOSURE LEVEL: Enhanced
CLOSING DATE: Monday 14th June 12:00 noon
- The strategic leadership and management of learning and pupil development
- Curriculum development and innovation so that it meets the needs and aspirations of the pupils
- Strategic development of appropriate technologies to enable learning
- Leading and managing systems and processes for pupil care and guidance so that every child is fully included and their needs academic, personal, social and emotional needs and well-being are addressed
- Leading and managing effective assessment, recording and reporting systems for pupil progress
- Monitor and evaluate the Academy’s progress
- Professional development of teachers and associated staff, including supporting them to make effective use of a wide range of data
- Ensure excellent behaviours for learning and positive behaviour
- Teaching and class responsibility as required
The post holder will be expected to work in close collaboration and liaison with the Principal and Deputy Principal and to deputise for the Principal in his/her absence as required.
- The post holder is expected to support the Academy’s aims, vision and ethos, have a
thorough knowledge of the Academy’s policies and procedures and to reinforce these with all stakeholders where required. The post holder is expected to monitor and evaluate the specific areas for which s/he is responsible above in the context of the Academy’s ethos and vision.
- The post holder shall have the professional duties of an Assistant Principal teacher in
accordance with the current DfE’s School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document
and wider responsibilities relating to strategic direction and development, teaching
and learning, leading and managing staff and efficient and effective deployment of staff
and resources in consultation with the Principal.
The post holder shall have the professional duties of an Assistant Principal teacher in accordance with the current DfE’s School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document and wider responsibilities relating to strategic direction and development, teaching and learning, leading and managing staff and efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources in consultation with the Principal and Deputy Principal. They may also be required to undertake any of the duties delegated from the Principal
AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
The Assistant Principal will:
- Support the Principal and Deputy Principal, through the line management of the Middle Leaders and other staff, to lead and manage the Academy towards achieving good and outstanding outcomes for the students, their families, staff and the local community of Oasis Academy Limeside
- Provide information, objective advice and support to the ALT to make informed decisions about the development of the Academy and enable it to meet its responsibilities for securing effective teaching and learning and improved standards of achievement
- Support the Principal and Deputy Principal through the line management of the Middle Leaders and other staff, in creating and developing an organisation in which staff recognise that they are accountable for the success of the Academy
- Develop teaching and learning within the academy
- Ensure appropriate and effective learning and social behaviours from all learners
- Ensure that an effective information flow is maintained within the Academy in line with the vision, ethos and values of Oasis Community Learning
- Ensure that parents and pupils are well informed about their achievement and attainment and are able to understand targets for improvement and how to achieve them
- Develop and encourage effective relationships between the Academy and the local community and ensue that national and global community links are forged through meaningful relationships, working closely with other schools, settings, and organisations on a local, national and global basis
- Strategic Direction and Development
- Be a strategic, supportive and pro-active member of the Academy Leadership Team
- Work with key members of the academy’s leadership team to continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning
- Play a key role in the development of the Academy as it becomes an innovative, high performing, and emotionally intelligent organisation for the 21st century
- Effectively manage an agenda of change to raise standards in areas of Academy life and support the transformation of the local community
- Take the lead and manage specified areas of improvement and development
- Make a significant contribution to the strategic development of the Academy.(strategic responsibilities will be reviewed regularly and in support of professional development needs)
- Develop and maintain Academy policies and practices which promote high achievement and inclusion through effective teaching and learning across the Academy
- Play a key role in creating an environment within the Academy where pupils and staff develop and maintain positive attitudes towards each other, teaching and learning, the environment and the community
- Monitor, evaluate and analyse pupil progress, planning and implementing effective intervention to support all pupils to achieve highly, develop self-esteem and to inform Academy policies and practices, expectations and teaching methodologies
- Contribute to the Academy Improvement Plan, monitoring schedule, self-evaluation and the cycle of related documentation
- Liaise effectively with all stakeholders including parents, Academy Councillors, partner primary and secondary schools, business and community partners and the wider community, as appropriate to designated strategic responsibilities
- Actively support as well as strategically develop and maintain Academy policies and practices that promote high expectations, high achievement and inclusion through effective teaching, learning and behaviour
- Promote and support innovation so that educational outcomes are positively transformed
B. Teaching and Learning
- Be a lead learner and model outstanding teaching practice across the academy
- Secure and sustain effective teaching and learning through structured monitoring, evaluation and review processes
- Contribute to the leadership and development of the curriculum to best reflect the Academy’s curricular aims and to meet the needs of all pupils;
- Work in conjunction with all staff to ensure that there is continuity and progression of learning
- Promote extra-curricular activities and out of hours learning which enhance learning opportunities
- Adopt a class based teaching commitment within the Academy, as required
- Seek opportunities to collaborate with other Academies and high achieving schools through the Oasis Community Learning and other relevant networks to share and develop excellent pedagogies
- Promote and support innovative pedagogy
C. Leading and Managing Staff
- Contribute to the leadership and management of teachers and associated staff members working collaboratively to raise pupil achievement and attainment
- Provide effective support, guidance, challenge and information for all staff within designated areas of responsibility
- Take an active role as a Team Leader within the Academy’s PM policy in addition to promoting, presenting and providing and Continuous Professional Development opportunities to ensure the professional effectiveness of teaching and associated staff members
- Maintain clear expectations, high standards of professionalism and collaboration to meet the Academy Improvement Planning priorities.
- Provide structured support and assessment for NQTs and other appropriate and related educational trainees to enable them to meet the relevant professional teacher standards
- Actively work with the other members of the leadership team in ensuring that the Academy’s CPD programme is effective in raising standards of classroom performance.
- Take the lead co-ordination for some key aspects of Academy organisation and management
- Efficient and Effective Deployment of Staff and Resources
- Sustain an effective, stimulating and inclusive learning environment for teaching and
- Deploy accommodation to effectively meet the teaching and learning/pupil needs across
- the Academy
- Ensure a safe working and learning environment through application of appropriate
- risk assessment and adherence to current Health & Safety regulations
- Use appropriate resources, in consultation with the Principal for effective, efficient and safe teaching and learning across the Academy
- With all senior leaders have accountability for ensuring every student achieves their potential
- Working with the community
- Form a fulfilling and trusting partnership with parents and carers that will actively and positively contribute to the successful education of their child.
- Actively support the Hub concept in planning and implementing events designed to both involve and strengthen the Academy’s local community.
F. Safeguarding children and young people
Oasis Community Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including an enhanced DBS check
G. Other Duties
1. The post holder will be subject to performance objectives agreed annually.
2. The post holder is expected to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Principal.
3. To take on any whole school initiative or responsibility that the Principal may direct.
The duties of this post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.
Oasis Community Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks Oasis Academies exists to provide a rich and balanced educational environment which caters for the whole person - academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally and environmentally. Our task is to serve our learners as well as to provide a learning hub for the entire community. In this way we will raise aspirations, unlock potential and work to achieve excellence through encouraging a ‘can do’ culture which nurtures confident and competent people.
Oasis Academies exist to provide a rich and balanced educational environment which caters for the whole person - academically, vocationally, socially, morally, spiritually, physically, emotionally and environmentally. Our task is to serve our students as well as to provide a learning hub for the entire community. In this way we will raise aspirations, unlock potential and work to achieve excellence through encouraging a ‘can do’ culture which nurtures confident and competent people.
Our ethos is an expression of our character - it is a statement of who we are and therefore the lens through which we assess all we do. Our work is motivated and inspired by the life, message and example of Christ, which shapes and guides every aspect of each of our schools. This is foundational to our belief that all people are created and loved by God as equal and unique beings, and to our commitment to model inclusion and compassion throughout all the aspects of the life and culture of each Academy community.
For further information, please refer to the Education Charter document which accompanies this job description.
Qualified Teacher Status
Evidence of a commitment to own professional development
Achievement of a Certificated / Nationally recognised leadership qualification
Evidence of training with focus on developing senior leadership
Leadership and management – evidence of experience, skills and knowledge
Evidence of successful leadership and management in more than one age group
Successful leadership at a senior/ middle level including:-
Evidence of excellent classroom practice with evidence of high achievement
Effective use of Assessment for Learning to engage pupils as partners in their learning
Experience in different schools, both in successful and underperforming or challenging circumstances
Responsibility for professional development/ mentoring of colleagues
Experience of working with ITE/GTP providers
Ability to demonstrate a range of strategies to enhance teaching and learning of ICT
An understanding of education within a Multicultural/Multi-faith community
An understanding of Emotional Literacy developments to support learning and teaching
Intervention strategies to ensure progress for those at risk of under achievement
Evidence of excellent classroom practice with high achievement in teaching across Key Stages
Leadership and management – evidence of experience, skills and knowledge
Knowledge and understanding of current curriculum thinking and innovation - Curriculum and National strategies and developments that are improving achievement at EYFS, KS1 and KS2
Knowledge of a theory of learning, cognition and pedagogy
A thorough understanding of the Oasis vision, ethos and core values and its relevance to improving achievement and outcomes for young people, their families and the communities the Academy serves
A firm grasp of educational research and the implications for the leadership and management of Academies
Use of national and school assessment and attainment information to improve practice and raise standards
Use of strategies to promote good pupil relationships and high attainment in an inclusive environment
Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm as an effective leader and manager who can inspire colleagues
Excellent communication, presentation and ICT skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to plan and resource effective interventions to meet curricular objectives
Ability to use and promote a wide range of teaching methodologies
Effective behaviour management strategies combined with high expectations of pupils’ behaviour
Ability to coach, mentor and deliver training to staff
Ability to anticipate and solve problems
Creative and flexible thinker
Ability to respond positively to constructive criticism
Ability to deliver constructive criticism
Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
Willingness to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.
**Motivation to work with children and young people
**Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
**Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours and attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline
Have a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the values and behaviours which flow from the Oasis ethos.
Willingness to innovate
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to relate well to a wide range of people
Meet deadlines and manage a fluctuating workload
A belief that young people can be successful with appropriate support to challenge barriers to learning through:-
Full engagement with inclusive and comprehensive education
An inherent belief in the importance of raising standards and life-long learning
To actively support the Academy’s aims
Evidence of a commitment to own professional development
Recent relevant in-service training in Management and Leadership