New Principal appointed at Ormiston Denes Academy

Ormiston Denes Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Ben Driver as Principal of Ormiston Denes Academy.

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Since September 2016, Ben Driver has worked as Interim Principal with staff, students and parents to ensure all students make exceptional progress both in lessons and through enrichment outside of the classroom. 

Ben joined the Academy from the Outstanding-rated Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey, Norwich, where he had been Vice Principal since January 2014. During his time at Victory Ben oversaw outstanding student progress in subjects across the curriculum, and last year excellent achievements in GCSE and A-level results.

As well as bringing a wealth of educational experience Ben also brings a passion for the local area - Ben has lived and worked in both Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth for most of his teaching career.

Ben will continue to be supported in his work by the wider senior team at Ormiston Academies Trust, including Nicole McCartney, OAT's Managing Director for the East.

Principal Ben Driver said:

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead Ormiston Denes Academy and have thoroughly enjoyed working closely with all the fantastic staff, students and parents over the last few months. With the dedication of our staff and the support of our community and Ormiston Academies Trust, I am committed to ensuring that we continue to provide a high and sustainable standard of education for the young people of Lowestoft."

Nicole McCartney, National Director of Performance and Partnerships and Managing Director (East), Ormiston Academies Trust, said: 

"I am incredibly pleased that Ben Driver has been offered, and has accepted, the Principalship at Ormiston Denes Academy.  After a rigorous two-day interview process involving staff, students, governors and members of the OAT Executive and OAT Board of Trustees, it was unanimously decided that Mr Driver has the skill, vision and level of dedication to continue to drive forward progress at Denes."