Ormiston SWB Academy
Responsible to: 
OAT Regional Director
Permanent full-time
Closing date: 
11th May 2018, 5:00 pm
Interview date(s): 
Start date: 
September 2018

OAT have an exciting opportunity for a Principal post at Ormiston SWB Academy in Wolverhampton.

• Embrace OAT’s and the local governing body’s vision for the academy and aspire to be outstanding within five years.
• Establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality, high expectations and aspirations of all students.
• Work alongside the OAT Regional Director, local governing body and OAT Executive in implementing OAT and the academy procedures and policies.
• Ensure that the management, finance, organisation and administration of the academy, support its vision and aims.
• Ensure the commitment of parents and the wider community to the vision and direction of the academy.
• Continue to develop effective relationships with other academies within OAT.
• Create and implement a strategic plan, underpinned by sound financial planning, which identifies the priorities, actions and targets that will guide the academy on its journey to outstanding.
• Monitor, evaluate and review the impact of the academy’s policies, priorities and targets to drive continuous improvement.
• Present accurate accounts of the academy’s performance that are appropriate for a range of audiences including parents, governors, OAT and Ofsted.
• Ensure a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

• Ensure that outstanding teaching and learning is the primary objective for all teachers.
• Monitor and evaluate the quality of teaching and standards of learning and achievement of all students, including those supported through enhanced resources, in order to set and meet ambitious targets for improvement.
• Lead, motivate, support, challenge and develop staff to secure improvement.
• Develop a curriculum that promotes outstanding literacy and numeracy skills while ensuring that the needs, interests and aspirations of individual students are addressed.
• Ensure that effective, appropriate pastoral support is available to students.
• Ensure that the academy complies with the statutory requirements that promote equal opportunities for all.
• Build upon the effective partnership with parents to support and improve pupils’ achievement.
• Ensure appropriate enrichment opportunities are provided and given a high priority.

• Lead, motivate, support, challenge and develop staff to secure improvement.
• Maximise the contribution of staff to improve the quality of education provided.
• Develop effective and transformational leadership and management across the academy.
• Implement ‘best practice’ OAT performance management processes.
• Acknowledge the responsibilities and celebrate the achievement of individuals and teams.

• Work with governors and senior colleagues to recruit staff of the highest quality available
• Advise the Regional Director/governing body on the adoption of effective procedures to deal with the competence and capability of staff.
• Agree and set appropriate priorities for expenditure with the governing body to enable the academy to secure its objectives.
• Manage and organise accommodation efficiently and effectively, to ensure that it meets the needs of the curriculum and health and safety regulations
• Manage, monitor and review the range, quality, quantity and use of all available resources in order to improve the quality of education, improve pupils’ achievements, ensure efficiency and secure value for money.

How to apply: 

If you are interested please send a covering letter outlining how you match the criteria for the role and complete an OAT application form to Carmel Brown, National Director for HR and Operations at If you would like a conversation about this role, please contact Rob Pritchard our Regional Director for the West on 07736 306337. The closing date for this role is Friday 11th May 2018.

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