Principal, West Sussex

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Ormiston Six Villages AcademyWest Sussex

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

The academy’s sponsor, Ormiston Academies Trust, one of the founding trusts of the academies movement, is seeking the country’s best leaders to join our team. The educational landscape has dramatically changed, but our core mission remains the same: To prepare our young people to be the leaders of tomorrow. In order to achieve this, we need to recruit more of the best leaders of today.

We are recruiting for exceptional talent for Ormiston Six Villages Academy, an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school in Westergate, West Sussex with over 600 students on roll.

Six Villages has been part of Ormiston Academies Trust since 2013. The academy has been on a transformative journey in the last two years, and this was recognised in September 2017 with Ofsted granting us a rating of “Good” in all categories, noting that we are “a rapidly improving school”. 

We provide an inspirational education where every young person is ready for life in our global community. Our students have an appetite for success and our staff are committed to unleashing their potential. Parents are supportive and loyal to the academy. The strong alignment amongst stakeholders makes this Academy a great place to work and take your career on to the next level.

We know that academic achievement of the highest order is within our reach and we now look to consolidate this progress and continue to push for further sustained improvement, as we strive to become a truly outstanding academy. With this in mind we are looking for exceptional professionals to join our staff body who demonstrate the ability to achieve outstanding student outcomes, and make a difference to the lives of young people at Six Villages. 


  • Have incredibly high expectations for yourself and others
  • Accept that only the best is good enough
  • Believe that all children can achieve
  • Are excited by being part of a dynamic team

We offer a very competitive pay and package including:

  • Private healthcare for self and family
  • Annual Performance related bonus of up to 10% of base salary
  • Unparalleled CPD opportunities, both at individual academy and across the OAT family
  • Executive support for those new to headship 
  • Exposure to leading edge SI practices and professionals and the chance to make a  bigger difference with a fantastic family of principals and staff.

You will have access to excellent professional networks and support and OAT will actively encourage and support your professional development by providing opportunities to work across the Trust. If you are an experienced senior leader in a secondary setting, with a successful track record of sustained improvement and a determination to maximise the opportunities available then this role offers an excellent opportunity to challenge yourself in a new environment.

Applicants must be highly motivated, driven and committed to high quality teaching and learning. They should have the creativity and vision to inspire and lead change but also the focus to ensure successful outcomes are maintained. You must be confident and positive with a ‘can-do’ attitude that can inspire and engage pupils, staff and the local community. You must display compassion and be familiar with holding staff accountable whilst being accountable yourself. Above all, you will share our passion and belief that children, their learning and developing their potential is at the heart of all decisions. Ormiston Six Villages is a wonderful school and suitable for both experienced heads and those new to headship. 

How to apply: 

We encourage you to contact us for an informal discussion about this post before you apply, please call 07854 014605 and speak with Luke Bowers, OAT Regional Director regarding the position or email  

To apply for this post please return your completed application form and formal letter of application by email to, to be received by 5pm on 22nd June.

Your formal letter of application (supporting statement) should be no longer than 2 sides of A4 and should address the selection criteria detailed in the person specification.

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More about Ormiston Six Villages Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Lime Avenue, Westergate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 3UE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1243 546800
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Ormiston Six Villages Academy is a mainstream, non-denominational, co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16. It is situated in Chichester in West Sussex and there are 594 pupils on its roll.

This is a relatively new academy, which open...