Olive Alternative Provision Academy Suffolk (Central), Stowmarket, Suffolk


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 28 to Lead Practitioners range 32, £79,748 to £87,960

Job summary

Do you share our determination to give the most vulnerable children and young people access to the best education?

Olive Academies is looking for an inspiring headteacher who will lead our Suffolk academy in the next phase of its journey towards becoming an outstanding alternative provision school.

We are keen to appoint a leader who:
- understands the challenges many of our pupils face
- has experience of leading an inclusive school.

This role is ideal for a leader who shares our determination to shape and deliver a continuum of inclusive provision for vulnerable children and young people.

We expect our headteacher to bring with them significant knowledge and expertise (this could be from a primary school, secondary school or pupil referral unit background) that they will share and embed at our academy.

Based in Stowmarket, our headteacher will have the opportunity to develop strategic links with a number of mainstream academies and schools, further developing the academy’s outreach service.

About Olive Academies:

Olive Academies is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust. Established in 2013, it is one of the first academy sponsors specialising in alternative provision in England. We have three academies in Thurrock, Havering and Suffolk and an outreach service.

Our network of pioneering academies support children and young people who have experienced difficulty in learning in mainstream schools. We work with pupils who are at risk of exclusion, those who have been permanently excluded from school and those who have medical needs.

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.

Our approach is based on a globally recognised pedagogical approach, Expeditionary Learning, which accelerates learning and achievement for children and young people who may have experienced disadvantage, trauma and barriers to their learning.

Our academies always welcome visits from potential candidates.

To book an academy visit or for a confidential conversation about this role, please contact Annabel Bates, Director of Academies, Olive Academies. T: 01449 613931 E: annabel.bates@oliveacademies.org.uk

Application deadline: Wednesday 5 February 2020 Noon

You can download an application form and recruitment pack at: www.oliveacademies.org.uk/working-with-us/

Please send completed applications to helen.everard@oliveacademies.org.uk by Wednesday 5 February 2020 (12 noon).

Olive Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.

More information about our trust and the way we work please visit our website www.oliveacademies.org.uk.

Essential educational requirements

First degree or equivalent.

Essential qualifications

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

For a first Headship, NPQH is desirable.

Essential skills and experience

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

Significant recent and relevant experience as a substantive Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

Experience of implementing a strategic vision for the development of a learning environment fit for pupils demonstrating a range of needs.

Evidence of driving a vision and ethos through effective strategic planning.

Evidence of successful leadership and management in the education of secondary aged pupils.

A minimum of 5 years senior leadership experience relevant to the challenges of the post.

Employee benefits

At Olive Academies we can offer you:

- A great place to work. A supportive, highly skilled team in a working environment where your wellbeing is a priority. 

- Attractive pay and conditions – a competitive salary and relocation package are offered for this role.

- Access to a range of employee benefits to support health and wellbeing including Cycle Scheme, PerkBox, MyGym, Employee Assistance Programme and more.
- High quality personalised CPD, leadership coaching, strong links to mainstream schools and opportunities for career progression.

- The freedom to be innovative without the constraints of a mainstream curriculum. 
- A chance to join a pioneering network of academies which is values driven and has children at the centre of everything we do.  

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 47 pupils enrolled
Age range 7 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Olive Alternative Provision Academy Suffolk (Central) website (opens in a new window)
Contact email annabel.bates@oliveacademies.org.uk

About Olive Alternative Provision Academy Suffolk (Central)

School location

Chilton Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1SZ