Here is a copy of the letter sent out to all parents and carers on Thursday 7th February 2019, announcing the appointment of Collette Hunnisett as Interim Headteacher.
Dear Parent/ Carer,
Following the fantastic news about our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection at the academy, I am writing to let you know that Collette Hunnisett has been appointed as Interim Headteacher at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock (OA-Th).
Collette brings significant experience to the role, having joined Olive Academies’ leadership team in July 2018, on secondment from her post as Vice Principal at Ormiston Park Academy. She has spent the last 6 months working closely with Eileen Hinds (current headteacher at OA-Th) and has shown her passionate commitment to ensuring our students are given the best opportunities to achieve their ambitions.
I am also pleased to share the news that Eileen Hinds, although standing down from her role as OA-Th headteacher, will remain as Olive Academies’ Director of Academy Effectiveness and Standards and will continue to work across all three of our alternative provision academies.
Eileen played a significant role in securing our ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection – she has ensured that the Thurrock academy team is in a strong position to deliver a broad and creative curriculum and to secure good results for all our students. Collette and Eileen have worked closely together, creating an ambitious academy improvement plan and will ensure there is a smooth handover.
Collette Hunnisett says, “It is an exciting time at Olive AP Academy – Thurrock and I feel lucky to be leading a pioneering team of teachers dedicated to supporting students who deserve the very best opportunities to learn and succeed. I love working at the academy, and am delighted to have been appointed as Interim Headteacher. I look forward to working closely with our students and their families, our staff and our local community.”
Please do not hesitate to contact Collette should you have any queries or would like to make an appointment to meet her or visit the academy E: Collette.Hunnisett@oliveacademies.org.uk
Mark Vickers Chief Executive, Olive Academies