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Employer Ormiston Denes Academy
Location Suffolk
Salary Competitive salary and benefits package
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts May/September 2017

We are recruiting for exceptional talent for Ormiston Denes Academy which is the largest and first choice academy in Lowestoft East Anglia catering for 11-16 year olds, with 1,023 on the roll. We are one of ten Ormiston Academies in the Eastern Region, and one of thirty-one in our national network. As such, the Academy has access to a network of national best practice, and the resource of a local family.

With support from Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), the Academy has moved from special measures to ‘requires improvement,’ the first step on our journey to outstanding. To achieve this ambition we are seeking to appoint a talented individual who has the leadership skills and educational expertise to build on what has already been achieved and lead us forward on our intended trajectory of improvement.

The successful applicant will be joining a happy vibrant academy with a very supportive senior leadership team, the academy’s sponsor OAT, one of the founding trusts of the academies movement and 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 fulfil their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow. In order to achieve this, we need to recruit more of the best and more talented 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 would very much like to talk to you.


  • Have incredibly high expectations of 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 continuing 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, 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.

Closing date: 16 December 2016
Interviews: 11 and 12 January 2017

Ormiston Denes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

About the employer

Ormiston Denes Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school without sixth form situated in Lowestoft, Suffolk. It is a sponsor-led academy supported by a multi-academy trust called Ormiston Academies Trust. An average-sized ...

Information about Ormiston Denes Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 16 years
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