New Head of School for Ormiston Endeavour Academy

Ormiston Endeavor Academy, has announced the appointment of Mr Jamie Daniels as its new Head of School.

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Mr Daniels will take up the position at the start of the academic year in September, and will continue to build on the strong leadership of Mrs Christine Woods, who will be stepping down at the end of the summer term.

Mr Daniels brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role, having worked in senior leadership roles for over 16 years and most recently holding the position as Vice Principal at Ipswich Academy.

Working closely alongside Ormiston Endeavour’s senior leadership team, Board of Governors and the Trust, Mr Daniels will be working hard to maintain the academy’s high standards.

Leadership capacity will also be boosted with the support of Caroline Wilson, an experienced OAT Principal, who will now oversee three OAT academies in the Eastern region as Executive Principal. Mrs Wilson will support Mr Daniels and the senior leadership team to ensure the academy remains on its trajectory of improvement towards outstanding.

Ormiston Endeavour Academy first joined OAT in 2012, where it has continued to go from strength to strength, including receiving a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in December 2016.

Jim Nixon, Chair of Governors at Ormiston Endeavour Academy said:

"We are delighted that Jamie Daniels will be joining the academy as Head of School in September. Mr Daniels shares our values and vision for the academy, and has high expectations for what we can achieve – including providing all students with the very best education possible.

"We are confident that Mr Daniels is the right appointment for the role, as we continue to drive further improvement and maintain high standards at our academy. I’d also like to take this opportunity to wish Christine Woods the very best of luck in her new role."

Jamie Daniels said:

"It is an honour to be joining Ormiston Endeavour Academy, which has a strong reputation in the local community for providing high-quality education and opportunities to all students. I’m looking forward to working closely with staff, students, parents and the whole school community to build on the academy’s success and to ensure that it continues to strive to be outstanding in everything it does."

Gwayne Webb, Regional Director East for Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"It is fantastic news that Jamie Daniels has been appointed as Head of School of Ormiston Endeavour Academy and I am looking forward to working closely with him as he joins the Ormiston East hub and the OAT family network."