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Second in Charge of English and Academy Literacy Lead

At Oasis Academy Lords Hill , Southampton
Salary: Main or Upper Pay Scale plus TLR2a
Role: Full-time
Contract: Permanent
Start Date: April 2022
Closed Date: 12:00 PM on Friday 28th January 2022
Interviews: w/c 31 January 2022

Are you an ambitious and passionate leader looking for a new role within English?  We are looking to recruit an inspiring teacher to join our well qualified and talented team to help us towards our goal of providing exceptional education at the heart of the community. Securing strong literacy standards and English outcomes is imperative for our students and we want to recruit an exceptional colleague to help lead us to our ambitious goals.

Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill delivers “Excellence for all, by all”. We are looking to recruit an inspiring teacher to support the ongoing development of our English department and our whole school literacy provision. Housed in a spectacular new build with state of the art performing arts facilities the Academy is part of Oasis Community Learning, the second largest multi-Academy trust in England, and one of a group of Oasis Academies serving Southampton.

We are a dynamic and vibrant Academy with enthusiastic, committed, and high performing staff. This is a tremendously exciting time to join us, as opportunities for professional development and career enhancement are being realised across the city. Our mission is focused around entitling our students, staff, and community to an exceptional education. Lord’s Hill is a wonderful place to work due to the excellent partnership we have with our students, their families and the wider community, and strong history in the performing arts field.  We strive to be the exceptional school our community deserves and are excited to welcome applications from future colleagues who share our enthusiasm for education and dedication to transforming the community we live in and serve, through the eyes of creativity and expression.

The Academy has state of the art facilities. In the summer term of 2021, the Academy began our Horizons project: every student in the Academy now has a dedicated iPad for use in the classroom. This is a hugely exciting development, and one which we want our new English teacher to play a key part in developing the use of online and interactive technology to enhance learning. We are investing heavily in our digital literacy provision and are looking for a leader to ensure we are a leading academy within the trust here.

As part of Oasis Community Learning (OCL), the Academy follows the pre-resourced OCL curriculum alongside the Ark Mastery curriculum. These both offer exceptional pedagogical development for teachers, alongside support of our dedicated National Lead Practitioner for English.

Job/Person Summary

We are seeking an inspirational and outstanding English teacher to join our experienced English department and bolster the leadership capacity of this core department. The successful candidate will be required to teach English Language and Literature at KS3 and KS4 to the highest standard and make a positive difference to Academy life. A willingness to support the Academy ethos and support of extra-curricular activities within the Academy is essential. The role will include oversight of KS3 English and literacy across the academy, as well as line management of some staff.

This role offers excellent opportunities for the right candidate to develop their role working in collaboration with the other Academies in Southampton. You must be able to use a range of teaching strategies to inspire and motivate our students and demonstrate a commitment to sharing best practice with colleagues in the department and across the academy.

Application Procedure

Please take time to look over the recruitment information.

This is an exciting role and could be the start of an incredible career within a forward thinking and ambitious MAT. For further information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact our Curriculum Leader, Sam Genovese, who would be delighted to talk to you:

Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.  All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment 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. 


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.

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How do I Apply?

To apply for the position of Second in Charge of English and Academy Literacy Lead, please download (saving to your computer) and complete the above Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Forms and either upload and submit the forms Online or by Email.

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Please send your completed application forms to by no later than the 12:00 PM on Friday 28th January 2022.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact a member of the Oasis Academy Lords Hill recruitment team on 023 8039 3660.