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Job Ref No. ECC1100-34L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L25 - L29
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: 1st and 2nd April 2019  

Job Description

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Do you believe that the most challenging, often most vulnerable, excluded students deserve an education that nurtures their talents and develops their skills to lead successful, productive lives?


Would you be relentless in ensuring that our students get the best learning opportunities and best teachers to support them to re-engage and grow in confidence?


Olive AP Academy - Thurrock was rated as "Good" in all areas by Ofsted at its latest inspection in December 2018. The trust is now looking to appoint a headteacher who will lead our academy in the next phase of its journey towards becoming an outstanding alternative provision.


We are looking for an experienced school leader who is ready to deliver an ambitious academy curriculum based on the principles of expeditionary learning - a leader who has the strategic skills and expertise to deliver on our high expectations.


This is a significant appointment for Olive Academies and the trust will provide you with all of the appropriate support required to make a real success of the role.


The headteacher will work very closely with the Olive Academies' CEO and play an integral part in shaping the strategic future of the academy and the trust.


If you are the type of leader who is motivated to make a difference and tackles challenges effectively then this is the right role for you. We want to attract inspirational colleagues who are aligned with our values and who:


* are driven to make a difference and will inspire resilience and ambition in our students
* have the ability to nurture staff and students through their day-to-day challenges while keeping a firm eye on strategic goals
* has the passion and expertise to develop an innovative curriculum that meets the needs of our students.


Visits to the academy by potential applicants are welcomed.


To make an appointment for an academy visit or to learn more about the role, please contact Mark Vickers, Chief Executive, Olive Academies T: 01273 573834 E: Mark.Vickers@oliveacademies.org.uk


Please visit www.oliveacademies.org.uk/working-with-us/ and download an application pack and an application form.


Please send completed applications to Marina Korsounskaia by 18th March 2019 (12 noon) (E: Marina.Korsounskaia@oliveacademies.org.uk)


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.

Information about the School

Olive AP Academy - Thurrock is based in Tilbury. Our alternative provision academy has up to 96 students aged between 11 and 16 on roll at any one time. Our brand new building opened to staff and students in summer 2017. The academy facilities include purpose-built kitchens, computing suites, music studio and multi-sports pitch.

Our staff supports young people who have been placed at the academy for a period of intervention work, following a permanent exclusion from a mainstream school. The academy also supports young people with medical needs.

The academy was rated "Good" in all areas by Ofsted at its latest inspection in December 2018.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Susie Tyler
Leicester Road, Tilbury
Essex, RM18 7AX
Telephone: 01708 853781
Email: flora.jenkins@oliveacademies.org.uk