Ormiston NEW Academy
Responsible to: 
Executive Principal
Responsible for: 
The overall purpose of the role is to develop and sustain an exceptional educational provision for all pupils in the academy.
Permanent full-time
Salary/salary scale: 
Competitive with excellent benefits including Private Health Care
Closing date: 
29th Apr 2019, 5:00 pm
Interview date(s): 
Tuesday 7th and Thursday 9th May
Start date: 
September 2019

Ormiston NEW Academy is based in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton – three miles from the City Centre. The academy caters for 11-18 pupils with the majority of our pupils living in local communities – Fordhouses, Bushbury, Low Hill, Pendeford and Whitmore Reans.

Our academy population is ethnically diverse with almost half of the students being White British. Of the 720 students on roll, there are roughly equal numbers of boys and girls. 42.8% of our students are eligible for the Pupil Premium. Just over 18% of our students have Special Educational Needs.

Please note this is an internal vacancy and only open to current OAT employees.

This is a fantastic time to join the vibrant and caring learning community at NEW. Our strong code of values aims for the academy to provide a calm and caring learning environment, with relationships based on mutual respect. We want our families to engage with the academy and our pupils to have a positive attitude towards their learning, with high levels of engagement and aspirations to lead a successful future.

Our academy provides a vibrant learning environment with first class facilities, which benefit our pupils, as well as the local community. The academy is privileged to have a dedicated sixth form building with facilities comparable to that of a University. Pupils are well supported in their learning, from when they join us at transition in Year 7, progressing all the way through to Year 13. As a staff, we are proud of the strong, positive relationships which exist between us and our families and this enables each pupil to benefit from the strong network of pastoral support provided at Ormiston NEW Academy.

Ormiston NEW Academy offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities including sports clubs and arts clubs, to cater for pupils’ different hobbies and interests. All pupil are encouraged to get involved and find their passion through the whole school extra-curricular programme. Staff show their commitment to our students by providing a wide variety of enrichment opportunities, including a combined cadet force, the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) Scheme and our own football academy which is available to students in the sixth form.

Ormiston NEW Academy is now on a journey of improvement to advance pupils’ learning, progress and overall
achievement. With this in mind we are looking for exceptional professionals to join our staff body who demonstrate
the ability to achieve outstanding pupil outcomes and make a significant difference to the lives of the young people at the academy.

This role will be supported by an experienced Executive Principal, Andrew Burns. Andrew is a National Leader of Education and currently Executive Principal of Ormiston Forge and Tenbury Ormiston Academy; his experience will ensure that the new Principal receives exceptional support in this exciting role.

Job Description

Strategic direction and development of the academy

• Establish a culture that promotes excellence, equality, high expectations and aspirations of all pupils.
• 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 pupils, 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 pupils are addressed.
• Ensure that effective, appropriate pastoral support is available to pupils.
• 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.

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 pupils’ achievements, ensure efficiency and secure value
for money.

Please see the Candidate Information Pack for the full Person Specification and further details about the role, the academy and OAT.

How to apply: 

We encourage you to contact Paula Arrowsmith, Regional Director West, for an informal discussion about this
post before you apply. Please call 07584 902 107 or email regarding
the position.
Applicants can also make contact to arrange a tour of the academy by contacting Natalie Preece, Executive Assistant,
by calling 01902 623 126 or

All application forms, with supporting statements, should be emailed to

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.

The Trust and the academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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