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Oakfield Preparatory School

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Oakfield prides itself in developing exceptional teaching, administrative and facilities staff. 

The Head is always delighted to hear from experienced teachers and Teaching Assistants who may be considering a career move. 

Oakfield is a warm and welcoming independent preparatory school in the heart of Dulwich. It is a friendly and dedicated community where everyone feels valued and respected. 

Please note that references will always be sought prior to the interview.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The motto at Oakfield Preparatory School is: 'A World of Opportunity' based on our 6 core values (the 6Cs) of Collaboration, Courage, Creativity, Care, Challenge and Curiosity.

These values are tangible, present in all meetings and decisions, every lesson plan and at the root of what drives every member of staff: to equip children with the wide range of personal qualities essential to thrive in tomorrow's world, while instilling traditional principles of discipline, courtesy and respect. The school is passionate about delivering an education of the highest quality which encourages our children to be the best that they can be.

 

 

School Business Manager, Full time

We are looking to appoint a School Business Manager at Oakfield Preparatory School.   Oakfield Preparatory School was established in 1887 and joined Education Development Trust in 2001. Located in Dulwich, the school is non-selective and aims to give pupils aged from 2 to 11 an environment where they can develop during their formative years.  As one of three schools that Education Development Trust owns (two based in the United Kingdom and one overseas), Oakfield has begun development of its Master Plan with the aim of the school having state of the art facilities and infrastructure to support education delivery. As a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team, you will work closely with the Head Teacher on the day to day running of the school, contributing to the school’s strategic development plan and collaborating with the UK Independent Schools group. The School Business Manager manages a diverse range of activities, and the successful candidate will have experience in managing finance, human resources, procurement, information technology, estate management and health & safety. A key component of the role will be assisting the SLT and School achieve its strategic objective through planning, implementation and assessing. Previous experience as a School Business Manager, Bursar or similar role is essential. The successful applicant will be someone who takes the initiative with a focus on the solution and understands and applies the principles of responsibility and accountability.  They will need a strong background in financial management and will have an accounting qualification or relevant accounting experience which will be reflected in their recent previous roles. In addition, the School Business Manager role requires a collaborative approach to leadership along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They need to be highly astute and dynamic, innovative and effective at identifying and implementing solutions to problems. Closing date: Friday 15 March 2024.   1st stage and 2nd stage Interviews will be held at Oakfield School, dates to be confirmed. Application process: You can download the job description and apply by visiting our EDT website Click on Link     During your application you will be required to upload your CV and submit a detailed supporting statement.   At EDT we pride ourselves on creating an environment that supports a healthy work life balance for all our staff. We provide policies that encourage flexible working around individual needs. We offer a range of benefits including a generous holiday allowance (30 days plus bank holidays), company pension scheme and additional voluntary money saving benefits. Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults whom we work with and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and successful candidates are subject to the relevant level of criminal record checks with national police authorities or the UK’s Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This will be at minimum a basic DBS check.

At Education Development Trust, we strive to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and knows they can reach their full potential.  We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks. We’re committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Education Development Trust an inclusive place to work.  If you have specific requirements or adjustments, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support your application.  We are proud to be a member of the Disability Confident employer scheme.

 

 

Assistant Sports Coach, Full time, Term Time Only

Salary: FTE £26,225. Actual salary £20,040.18 per annum

An Education Development Trust school for 410 children aged 2-11 years

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and inspirational Girls’ Sports Coach (term time only) to start in the New Year. We are looking to speak to candidates who are experienced in a variety of sports but especially those who have trained girls in Netball, Football and/or Hockey.

If you are passionate about teaching and learning in sport and would like to join a friendly team who are dedicated to providing a stimulating environment in which children can learn, then this could be a position for you.

We are looking for someone who will:

Be creative, dedicated, enthusiastic and inspirational

Have high expectations of behaviour

Work under the direction and guidance of the Director of Sport

Be a team player within a happy, hard-working staff

We can offer:

Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development

Exceptional support from the SLT and colleagues

Hours: 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday) term time only

Closing date:  Sunday 25 February 2024

Please note, we reserve the right to close our vacancies early if sufficient applications are received.

Interviews to take place face to face at Oakfield School with the Head Teacher and the Director of Sport.

Application process:  During your application you will be required to upload your CV and submit a supporting statement. 

Please visit the Education Development Trust website to download a job description and to apply. 

 

The motto at Oakfield Preparatory School is: 'A World of Opportunity' based on our 6 core values (the 6Cs) of Collaboration, Courage, Creativity, Care, Challenge and Curiosity.

These values are tangible, present in all meetings and decisions, every lesson plan and at the root of what drives every member of staff: to equip children with the wide range of personal qualities essential to thrive in tomorrow's world, while instilling traditional principles of discipline, courtesy and respect. The school is passionate about delivering an education of the highest quality which encourages our children to be the best that they can be.