David Grant will officially take up the post of Headteacher of The Ongar Academy on 1st January 2015.
David joins the team from his current position as Deputy Head at The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College in Bishop’s Stortford. The hugely popular ‘Herts & Essex’ (as it is more commonly known) is rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ and is the 4th highest performing comprehensive secondary school in the country.
David has been at
his current school since 2007, where he has been a key part of the team driving the school to achieve such outstanding results. David acted as Headteacher while his own Head was supporting another school and also trains senior school leaders as part of the Government’s ‘National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership’ scheme. Earlier in his career, David was an ‘Advanced Skills Teacher’ specialising in Mathematics, and was twice nominated for the ‘Teacher of the Year’ award.