Job Ref No. ECC5439-393L Position Type: Headteacher Pay Range: L19 – L24
Position Start Date: 05/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 20/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday 8 June 2022  

Job Description

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We are seeking to appoint an exceptional leader for Ortu Corringham Primary School a member of the Ortu Federation. As Principal you will be a dynamic, committed leader who will join a forward-thinking and innovative team in this ambitious Primary School.

The Federation has ambitious plans to transform education in our academies, developing an aspirant culture and a dynamic learning experience that will rapidly improve the educational outcomes for all pupils.

Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer of the Ortu Federation you will provide a strong vision and ambitious leadership to ensure a high quality of education for all pupils. You will have significant experience of successful senior leadership and be able to demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of effective teaching and learning. Most importantly, you will share our commitment for improving educational outcomes across the Federation at pace.

About the school:

Our school is located in the heart of Corringham. OrtuCorringham Primary School is a long established school first serving the community of Corringham in 1870. Many of our current pupils' parents and families have been part of the school and we have teachers who were also our pupils.

We became an Academy on 1st October 2013 and joined theOrtu Federation. This allows us access to a rich network where of shared best practise with our family of schools,Ortu Gable Hall SchoolandOrtu Hassenbrook Academy. We are now on our journey to be outstanding.

In November 2016 the school was inspected by Ofsted who graded the school as 'GOOD' in every areaand 'OUTSTANDING' for Personal Development and Welfare of the children.

We have two classes in each year group.The children are supported in their learning, social and emotional development by a highly qualified and committed team of professionals.

To ensure we achieve our aim to provide an education our children enjoy which prepares them for academic and personal success now and in the future, all classes have additional adult support from our highly qualified Learning Support Assistants. We also have a pastoral team to support our children and families when they need further help.

We are an inclusive school and provide the community with a specialised provision for children with Speech and Language difficulties. These children receive specialised Speech Therapy, Speech and Language Teaching and are also supported in their mainstream class.

Our school is an exciting place to learn and our pupils work hard and behave well. We are proud of our focus on traditional values, good manners and enthusiasm for learning. Our staff are happy to work here.

We could say a lot more but we think the best way for you to get a feel for what it would be like to work forOrtu Corringham Primary School is to pay us a visit.Julie Painter, Office Manager of Corringham Primary School, would behappy to arrange for you to talk to the CEO and / or visit the school, students and staff so do give her a call on 01375 672157.

If you have the drive to lead and transform learning for our wonderful pupils, we want to hear from you.

The Local Advisory Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work.

Information about the School

About the schools: The Ortu Federation is made up of Ortu Corringham Primary School, Ortu Gable Hall School, Ortu Hassenbrook and the Ortu Stanford and Corringham Sixth Form Centre. Teaching opportunities are available from KS1 to KS5 across the Trust.

We know that helping shape students’ lives and turning aspirations to reality have rewards that include, but transcend academic excellence. At all Ortu Schools, children and young people experience a stimulating, challenging and supportive learning journey through their primary, secondary and post-secondary years. Staff and parents work hard together to create a caring and mutually respectful ethos to prepare students well for the demands of the 21st Century. Our highly personalised curriculum; exceptional extra-curricular opportunities; student leadership culture, and sound attainment make Ortu schools very exciting places in which to learn, work and play. High quality teaching and pastoral care combine to make Ortu schools a truly unique experience. Our staff are committed and determined to uphold and promote the long established high standards, which have ensured that our students progress confidently to college, university and employment, with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to lead successful, positive and productive lives. Our challenge is to maximise our pupil’s progress. Even with headline figures above national in our secondary schools, we recognise that we still have gains to be made. G.C.S.E results for 2019 showed increases in English, Maths and Science in both secondary schools.

Here is why you should work at the Ortu Federation: We are hardworking and are fully committed to our improvement journey. Staff development is an entitlement; we offer a range of high quality CPD both in house and through the Trust. Significant numbers of staff are able to access leadership training at all levels. Other benefits for all staff include cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes.

Ortu schools are warm, welcoming places to work and relationships throughout the schools are positive. Of course, we know that you enjoy working with young people and want to make a difference to their lives.
Extra-curricular activities, particularly in the Performing Arts, is our strength: sports, drama, music, art, community action, public speaking and enterprise as well as Duke of Edinburgh and Thurrock’s Next Top Boss. We could say a lot more but we think the best way for you to get a feel for what it would be like to work for an Ortu school is to pay us a visit. Lindsay Bayfield, would be happy to arrange for you to talk to students and staff so do give her a call on 01375 400800 The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and requires all staff and volunteers to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of their work.

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

Lindsay Bayfield
Southend Road
Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope
Essex, SS17 8JT
Telephone: 01375 671566

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