Ormiston Rivers Academy
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex
Responsible to: 
Regional Director
Permanent full-time
Salary/salary scale: 
Competitive with excellent benefits including Private Health Care
Closing date: 
25th Jan 2019 (All day)
Interview date(s): 
30th and 31st Jan
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 Role
The overall purpose of the role is to develop and sustain an exceptional educational provision for all students in the academy.
Strategic direction and development of the academy
• Establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality, high expectations and aspirations of all students.
• Work alongside the 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 in 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 ‘exceptional’ in all areas.
• 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.
Teaching and learning
• Ensure that outstanding teaching and learning is the primary objective for all staff.
• 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 students’ achievement.
• Ensure appropriate enrichment opportunities are provided and given a high priority.
Leading and managing staff
• 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.
Efficient and effective deployment of staff and resources
• Work with OAT, governors and senior colleagues to recruit staff of the highest quality available.
• Advise the 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 students’ achievements, ensure efficiency and secure value
for money.

How to apply: 

All application forms, with supporting statements, should be emailed to
We encourage you to contact Luke Bowers, Regional Director, for an informal discussion about this post before you apply. Please call 07854 014 605 or email regarding the position.
Applicants can also make contact to arrange a tour of the academy.

Your formal letter of application (supporting statement) should be no longer than two sides of A4 and should
address the selection criteria detailed in the person specification.

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