Olive Academy announce appointment of new head

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OLIVE Academies is pleased to announce that following an extensive and rigorous recruitment process, Jo Hill has been appointed as the permanent Headteacher of Olive AP Academy – Thurrock (OA-Th). Jo was an established and valued member of the Olive Academies School Improvement Team.

Jo’s career in education began in 1994. She went on to become Vice Principal at Leeds City Academy. She has had leadership responsibility for teaching, learning and assessment and student personal development, behaviour and well-being.

Jo will begin work as Headteacher Designate immediately – working alongside our interim Headteacher Adam Tedesco. Jo will formally take up the permanent full time post as Headteacher of OA-Th on June 26th 2017.

Jo Hill said: “I am delighted to be appointed Headteacher of Olive AP Academy – Thurrock. It is an exciting time for OA-Th and with a fantastic new building and facilities ready for pupils and staff in June, I am confident that we can achieve great things. I want OA-Th to be part of the local community; an inclusive academy which will allow children to develop the skills they need to enjoy learning and give our pupils the confidence and resilience to achieve success.”

Mark Vickers, Chief Executive of Olive Academies said: “I would like to congratulate Jo on her appointment, and I look forward to working with her as she leads OA-Th into a new and exciting future. She has a very strong background; her passion for education and her determination to equip young people with the right skills for the future is remarkable. Jo’s appointment is viewed by the trust as a great step forward in the improvement of OA-Th. Jo’s vision and experience will bring new strengths to the academy, positive outcomes for our pupils and strong support for our staff team.”

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