Principal

Academy: 
Ormiston Rivers Academy
Location: 
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex
Responsible to: 
Regional Director
Status: 
Permanent full-time
Salary/salary scale: 
Competitive with excellent benefits including Private Health Care
Closing date: 
25th Mar 2019, 10:00 am
Interview date(s): 
Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April
Start date: 
September 2019

The overall purpose of the role is to develop and sustain an exceptional educational provision for all students in the academy. This is a fantastic time to join our small, vibrant and caring learning community at Rivers. Our strong code of values guides our work and creates a secure learning environment where all students can thrive and succeed. We are committed to ensuring every student reaches their full potential: being aspirational and committed to academic excellence. Since joining Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) in September 2011 the academy has been on an incredible journey. It was recognised by Ofsted in 2016 as ‘Good’, maintaining its position as one of the top education providers in the area that the continuing improvements have transformed the ethos of the school. We are driving towards ‘Outstanding’ and are on track to achieve this.

The academy’s sponsor, Ormiston Academies Trust, one of the founding trusts of the academies movement, is seeking the country’s best leaders to join our team. The educational landscape has dramatically changed, but our core mission remains the same: To prepare our young people to be the leaders of tomorrow. In order to achieve this, we need to recruit more of the best leaders of today.
Ormiston Rivers Academy is based in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, 20 miles from the vibrant city of Chelmsford, Essex and an hour’s train journey from Liverpool Street Station. We are a smaller than average, flourishing and oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational academy, set in a semi-rural riverside location. We want students to have the best possible education to help them achieve their personal goals and to develop a lifelong enthusiasm for learning. We concentre on developing the individual and encourage an outlook on life which reflects the best in our community; nurturing confident, active, aspirational and socially responsible young people.
Since joining Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) in September 2011 the academy has been on an incredible journey. It was recognised by Ofsted in 2016 as ‘Good’, maintaining its position as one of the top education providers in the area that the continuing improvements have transformed the ethos of the school. We are driving towards ‘Outstanding’ and are on track to achieve this. We are rightly proud of our achievements but our ambitions for the future mean we cannot stand still. Which is where you come in. We are looking for an inspirational and innovative leader to join us as Principal and lead us on the next phase of our journey.
We know that academic achievement of the highest order is within our reach and we now look to consolidate this progress and continue to push for further sustained improvement, as we strive to become a truly outstanding academy. With this in mind we are looking for exceptional professionals to join our staff body who demonstrate the ability to achieve outstanding student outcomes, and make a difference to the lives of young people at Ormiston Rivers Academy.
You:
Have incredibly high expectations for yourself and others
Accept that only the best is good enough
Believe that all children can achieve
Are excited by being part of a dynamic team
We offer a very competitive pay and package including:
Private healthcare for self and family
Annual Performance related bonus of up to 10% of base salary
Unparalleled CPD opportunities, both at individual academy and across the OAT family
Executive support for those new to headship
Exposure to leading edge SI practices and professionals and the chance to make a bigger difference with a fantastic family of principals and staff.

You will have access to excellent professional networks and support and OAT will actively encourage and support your professional development by providing opportunities to work across the Trust. If you are an experienced senior leader in a secondary setting, with a successful track record of sustained improvement and a determination to maximise the opportunities available then this role offers an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself in a new environment.

Applicants must be highly motivated, driven and committed to high quality teaching and learning. They should have the creativity and vision to inspire and lead change but also the focus to ensure successful outcomes are maintained.

How to apply: 

To find out more and apply please visit: https://ormiston.our-careers.co.uk/
Visits to the academy are strongly encouraged. To arrange this and to have an informal conversation about the role please contact Corrina O’Beirne or James Sturdy on 01273 222877 or 01904 567818. All applications should be returned to rivers@propelo.co.uk

Ormiston Academies Trust are an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check and satisfactory employment references.

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