Following an extensive recruitment and selection process Olive Academies is pleased to announce the appointment of Ray Lawrence as the permanent headteacher at Olive AP Academy – Havering.
Over the last 25 years Ray has worked in a wide range of educational settings both in the UK and overseas. Most recently he was working as a director for an academy trust that specialises in the improvement of alternative provision settings.
Ray Lawrence said, “I am delighted to have been appointed Headteacher of Olive AP Academy – Havering. With some major building improvements beginning shortly we have an exciting year ahead of us. It is my goal that the academy will soon be recognised as outstanding in every area. An academy where all students make excellent progress with their studies and develop the personal skills necessary to move forward successfully at college or in employment. My aim is to ensure that all our students leave us as resilient and fully confident young adults, who will make a significant contribution to wider society in the future.”
Mark Vickers, Chief Executive, Olive Academies said, “The refurbishment of the building and facilities at Olive AP Academy – Havering will give pupils and staff a learning and working environment which they can be proud of and inspired by. I am pleased that Ray Lawrence, our new headteacher, will be joining the academy to oversee this vital improvement programme. He joins Olive Academies with significant experience of alternative provision and knowledge of Havering schools.”