It is with an enormous sense of pride that I welcome you to The Ongar Academy as Headteacher. I have an unshakeable belief in human potential and I am proud of all our students; whatever background or ability. We are a school for the community and hold the highest expectations in terms of academic achievement, personal development, attitude, behaviour, attendance and appearance. My staff are dedicated and committed to students being stretched, challenged and supported in all their learning experiences so that they can reach their full potential and learn essential life skills to help them succeed in an ever-changing world.
We are part of the Bridge Academy Trust. Each school within the trust is a place of learning, where young people (age 3 – 19): ENJOY, ENRICH, ACHIEVE.
The Guiding Principles of Bridge Academy:
- Equality/equity for all
- Schools that are locally owned, locally managed
- ‘No child left behind’
- Community at the heart (where everyone is valued)
- Excellence in each school
- A school-led improvement system
Our curriculum offer is broad, innovative and inclusive with a rich variety of subjects that allow students to aspire, strive and thrive. Lessons, delivered in world-class learning facilities, are stimulating and challenging, meeting the needs of all our students. Our enrichment and extension opportunities support the development of our students as well-rounded, life-long learners.
It is a privilege to lead such a highly skilled, professional team of staff, all of whom are focused on academic progress, character development, happiness and well-being. Young people face many choices and challenges in their teenage years and our small School enables us to provide outstanding care and pastoral support. Staff are a reassuring and constant presence in our young people’s lives and help them discover who they are and what they want to be.
We know that young people achieve their best in a supportive and caring environment and a strong home/school relationship plays an essential part in helping our students reach their full potential. We look forward to welcoming you as members of our Ongar family.