Principal, Norfolk

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Flegg High Ormiston AcademyNorfolk

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Responsible to: OAT Regional Director

We are recruiting for exceptional talent for Flegg High Ormiston Academy, a mixed 11-16 community school in Martham, 25 minutes east of the vibrant city of Norwich. Due to its location we have a rich and varied intake of students, bringing diversity and energy to the whole community.
The academy has been part of Ormiston Academies Trust since February 2018 and was rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2015.

Flegg High Ormiston Academy believes that students should be encouraged to embrace a broad and balanced curriculum that prepares them well for post-16 study and training. As a result of this, the majority of our students go on to local post-16 provisions, either studying A levels or more vocational routes.   We also embrace activities outside the classroom that enhance student performance and engagement. We have a very strong STEMM ethos, and our students have won national recognition in recent years in this area.

Sports is an area we are proud of, with our students excelling across many disciplines including cricket and cross-country. We also have an amazing new full-sized 3G facility build in 2016 which brings fantastic opportunities for our young people.

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 know that educational leadership is not for the faint of heart, and we actively promote a ‘no excuses’ culture. If your unrelenting passion for students’ success drives you to achieve, you understand our mission and we want to talk to you.


  • 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
  • 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 reached. You must be confident and positive with a ‘can-do’ attitude that can inspire and engage students, 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.

How to apply:

We encourage you to contact us for an informal discussion about this post before you apply. Please call Gwayne Webb, OAT Regional Director on 07690 683590 regarding the position.

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 18 April.

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.

Closing date:  18 April 2018
Interview date(s): 24 and 26 April 2018

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More about Flegg High Ormiston Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Somerton Road, Martham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 4QD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1493 740349
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