Director of Academies

Olive Ap Academy - Havering, Hornchurch, Essex


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 27 to Lead Practitioners range 35, £75,000 to £90,000

Job summary

Do you share our determination to give the most vulnerable children and young people the best chances to succeed and thrive in their adult lives?

Are you a leader who can inspire our teaching teams in all our academies to successfully deliver an innovative curriculum which truly engages and meets the needs of our pupils?

Olive Academies is one of the first multi-academy trusts to specialise exclusively in alternative provision. We support children and young people who have experienced significant difficulties learning in mainstream schools. We work with children who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs. You can find out more about us and our work at

Our academies and our outreach service for schools are growing and the Trust is now looking to appoint a Director of Academies. This is a significant appointment for Olive Academies. The successful candidate will report directly to the CEO of the Trust and will be a member of the central Strategic Leadership Group.

The Director of Academies will have strategic responsibility for all aspects of the implementation of our curriculum and delivery of the teaching and learning strategy across our academies.

The post will be based in all three of our academies (across East London and East of England) and will require close collaboration with headteachers, senior leaders and members of the Academy Advisory Boards.

The Director of Academies will play a leading role in supporting academy leadership development, strategic planning and self-evaluation, raising student attainment, achievement and behaviour, curriculum planning, safeguarding, recruitment, performance management and professional development.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of successful leadership in secondary phase settings.

Please download an application pack at to find out more details about the role.

Salary: £75,000 - £90,000 plus Benefits Package. Relocation allowance offered for the right candidate.

Location: East London and East of England

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd September (Noon)
Applications should be sent to

For further information, to arrange a visit to one of our academies or to have a confidential conversation about this role, please contact Adam Stanley in the first instance. Adam Stanley, E: T: 01225 945048

Further details can also be found at

Essential educational requirements

First degree or equivalent.

Essential qualifications

DfE recognised qualified teacher status/Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills.

Evidence of participation in recent and Continuing Professional Development relevant to a strategic leadership post.

Desirable qualifications:


A relevant post graduate qualification in education management and/ or SEND

Master’s Degree or equivalent qualification

SENDCo experience and qualification

Essential skills and experience

Minimum of 10 years teaching experience.

Minimum of 3 years headship or similar experience.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of successful leadership in secondary phase settings.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 24 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 16
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School website Olive Ap Academy - Havering website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Olive Ap Academy - Havering

Our alternative provision academy in Hornchurch, in the London Borough of Havering, supports young people aged between 11 and 16 who have been permanently excluded from school.  

The academy also offers an intervention programme specifically for those young people who are at risk of permanent exclusion from their mainstream school.  

The academy has capacity for up to 64 pupils. The academy building is undergoing a major refurbishment programme and the new facilities will be completed in Spring 2019.

We are part of a multi-academy trust with three alternative provision academies and an outreach service in London and the east of England. 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.

School location

Inskip Drive, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3UR