Headteacher – Olive AP Academy

  • Start: April 2020
  • Location: Suffolk
  • Phase: Alternative Provision
  • Salary: L28 - L32

Do you share our determination to give the most vulnerable children and young people access to the best education? 

Olive Academies is looking for an inspiring headteacher who will lead our Suffolk academy  in the next phase of its journey towards becoming an outstanding alternative provision school.

We are keen to appoint a leader who:

  • understands the challenges  many of our pupils face
  • has experience of leading an inclusive school.

This role is ideal for a leader who shares our determination to shape and deliver a continuum of inclusive provision for vulnerable children and young people.

We expect our headteacher to bring with them significant knowledge and expertise (this could be from a primary school, secondary school or pupil referral unit background) that they will share and embed at our academy.

Based  in Stowmarket, our headteacher will have the opportunity to develop strategic links with with a number of mainstream academies and schools, further developing the academy’s outreach service.

For an application pack or an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact adam.stanley@conexusgroup.co.uk / 07778 819105.

Closing date: Wednesday 5th February 12 noon

Interviews to be held week commencing 10 February 2020.

About Olive

Olive Academies is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust; it is one of the first academy sponsors specialising in alternative provision in England. We have three academies in Thurrock, Havering and Suffolk and an outreach service.

Our network of academies support children and young people who have experienced difficulty in learning in mainstream schools. We work with pupils who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs.

Our aim is to transform the lives of children and young people for whom traditional teaching methods have not worked. We help our pupils develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to believe that they can be successful in their own lives.

Our approach is based on a globally recognised pedagogical approach, Expeditionary Learning, which accelerates learning and achievement for children and young people who may have experienced disadvantage, trauma and barriers to their learning.

More information about our trust and the way we work please visit our website www.oliveacademies.org.uk.

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I have worked with Adam Stanley and Conexus for the past three years. As a result of this association I have undertaken several successful interim senior leadership roles in schools in a variety of circumstances. I have always received excellent support, which has included the provision of opportunities, advice on legal cover and insurances, regular contact to ensure that ‘all is going well’, and a willing ear, when necessary. I am very happy to be associated with Conexus and would recommend them highly, to both those seeking employment and to potential employers alike.


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