Head of School, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0AN

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The Ongar AcademyOngar, Essex, CM5 0AN

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Leadership Scale (L24-L28) + Healthcare package
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of School: The Ongar Academy 

Required: January 2019 

Salary range: Leadership Scale (L24-L28) + Healthcare package 

The Ongar Academy is looking for a successful Head of School with considerable experience in secondary education who knows what outstanding provision and academic progress looks like. We want a collaborator, who not only will work closely with the trust, but has a genuine desire to work openly and collectively with the local Ongar primary schools, who are also part of Bridge Academy Trust. 

Are you the talented individual we are looking for who shares our passion for education and wants to make a real difference for the people of Ongar? With a clear strategic vision, you will navigate the changing educational landscape with the full support of the CEO & Executive Headteacher, the Local Governing Body and the Trustees. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced deputy headteacher to take up their first headship role, or for an existing headteacher looking to work collaboratively in a supportive trust. The Ongar Academy is only three years old and already has been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2018. 

We encourage you to contact our CEO & Executive Headteacher, Mark Farmer for further information and/or to arrange a visit to the school on farmerm@bridgeacademytrust.org


· Visits to the school (please make an appointment): 18th Sept(2pm or 3.45pm);              26th Sept(2pm or 3.45pm); 3rd Oct(12pm; 2pm or 3.45pm)

Please enclose a letter to support your application that highlights your suitability and preparation for this position and your personal educational philosophy and vision.

Closing date for applications: 3pm on Monday 8th October 2018

For an application pack and details of opportunities to visit please contact Kevin Adams on 01245 504564 or e-mail recruitment@bridgeacademytrust.org

This trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

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More about The Ongar Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Fyfield Road, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0AN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1277 500990
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