Our academy is a member of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) – a not-for-profit, multi-academy Trust, which sponsors 36 primary and secondary academies across England, delivering high-quality education to 27,000 young people.
Each academy is led and run by the principal and senior leaders and as OAT believes that every academy and community is unique, it does not take a one size fits all approach. It provides a balance of focused support and challenge, a breadth of opportunities, and it enables us to collaborate with academies across the network, to share best practice and to ensure we benefit from the wealth of expertise.
Everyone in the OAT family shares the same vision – to be wholly committed to young people, ensuring that they have access to the highest academic, social and practical skills required to achieve their full potential, whether going on to study at a leading university or entering the world of work. We are all determined to become part of the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.
The impact is clear – with more than three quarters of the academies being rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted since joining the Trust. For many years, OAT has successfully raised academic standards, including in disadvantaged communities, and the Trust is committed to ensuring that all children and young people across the academies benefit from the high-quality education being delivered across the network.
OAT has been recognised as one of the top performing education providers in the country by government, placing OAT as the fifth best in England for primary school performance, out of 153 multi-academy trusts.
OAT’s strategic direction comes from its Board of Trustees, who have a wealth of experience in the education sector. The Trust is also guided by its founding body, Ormiston Trust, which is a national charity founded by the Murray family in 1969 to improve the life-chances of children and young people so they can fulfil their potential and lead happy and productive lives. The family takes an active role in OAT and every one of its academies.
You can find out more about the Ormiston Academies Trust at www.ormistonacademiestrust.co.uk
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We are also excited to be working in partnership with South Essex College of Further and Higher Education. They share their expertise and resources with us, helping to widen opportunities for our students.
Ormiston Park Academy is impressive. The staff are inspirational in their approach and deliver courses that build aspiration and self-confidence in the students. Students are encouraged to develop as individuals, capable of critical thought and the ability to be independent learners in a resource rich environment.
As Ormiston Park’s further education partner we are impressed by the success of both staff and students and look forward to continuing our support of the academy.
Wendy Barnes, Vice Principal Curriculum and Campus Director
South Essex College of Further and Higher Education
(Wendy was instrumental in setting up our strategic partnership work. She has retired this year but continues her work on the Academy’s Local Governing Body)
Further details about the work of the College can be found on their website www.southessex.ac.uk