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York Central General Election Hustings, Thursday 27 June

Archbishop Holgate’s School is hosting a General Election hustings event on Thursday 27 June from 7pm for York Central candidates. This is guaranteed to be an evening of lively debate and discussion. It will offer the opportunity to meet the local candidates vying for our vote, ask burning questions, and learn more about their visions for our community.

This in-person event is a perfect chance to engage directly with those who could shape our future. Members of the public have the opportunity to submit a question by emailing gavin@ahs.pmat.academy directly and they may be selected to ask this on the night. The moderator for the event will be BBC Radio York’s Elly Fiorentini. So far the Labour and Conservative candidates have agreed to attend, along with a representative of the Liberal Democrats. We await the response of the other candidates, who have also been invited. Tickets are free, but need to be booked via Eventbrite, as numbers will be limited.

Rev. Richard Nihill, School Chaplain said: “We are organising this hustings event as a school since voting gives us the chance to exercise responsibility for the good of society. We can seek the welfare, and the wholeness, of the places where we live in all sorts of different ways, but participating in the political process is a key way. It gives us a chance to exercise our school values of Justice, Compassion, Forgiveness and Trust. To do this in an informed way we need to learn about what our local representatives plan to do for us if they are elected on 4 July.”

2024-06-06T10:57:34+01:006 June 2024|

Construction begins on Hempland Primary School’s new building

From left: Declan Storey, Site Manager and Mark Gibson, Project Manager from ISG Construction, John Hattam, Chair of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust’s Board and Hempland Primary School’s Headteacher Abbie Innes with pupils.

Children and staff at Hempland Primary School have been celebrating the start of construction on their brand new building with a ground breaking ceremony.

Plans to construct the new two-storey building for the school in Whitby Avenue were unanimously approved by City of York Council’s planning committee last November and works to ready the site for construction have been taking place since the new year.

Headteacher, Abbie Innes, said: “Everyone is really excited for the work on our new school to officially start. We’re looking forward to seeing the new building take shape in the weeks and months ahead and the many opportunities it will provide for our pupils and staff moving forward.”

Hempland successfully achieved a place on the government’s School Rebuilding Programme which carries out major rebuilding and refurbishment projects in schools and colleges across England. The school’s current building has reached the end of its functional life and will be completely rebuilt under the Department for Education led programme.

The school is part of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust and both the school and the trust have been working closely with the Department for Education and contractor, ISG Construction, on the plans for the new building.

John Hattam, Chair of Pathfinder’s Trust Board, said: “We are delighted that Hempland’s new build has reached this very important milestone. On behalf of the Trust, I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and determination in getting the project to this point.”

The new school is designed to be net carbon zero in operation and will be built to the latest construction standards. It will provide modern, state of the art facilities to help support an excellent and enriching education and will include a main hall, kitchen, library, staff room and reception area along with classrooms, cloakrooms, toilets and offices.

ISG Project Manager, Mark Gibson, said: “The team are delighted to be working on delivering the new primary school. The positive start is testament to the school’s pragmatic and collaborative partnership in enabling the construction sequence. With enabling and key drainage works now complete, we can move forward on program to the main building construction.”

The new building is being constructed behind the current school avoiding the need for any temporary accommodation during construction. Once the new school has been opened, the old building will be demolished to make way for an Early Years play area and landscaping.

Work on the project is due to be completed by Autumn 2025.

2024-05-16T14:48:00+01:0016 May 2024|

After School Club Manager

Rufforth Primary School

Grade 5 Level 1

Monday to Friday – 3pm – 6.15pm term time only plus 8 hours per year for training requirements. There could be flexibility regarding working hours.

Rufforth Primary School are looking to appoint an After School Club Manager to lead the implementation and delivery of the care and activity programme for children within a positive, safe and happy environment.

Qualifications are not essential; however, a relevant level 2 qualification would be desirable. Experience working with children is essential. The successful candidates will join a hardworking and conscientious team.

Rufforth Primary School is a popular rural village school. We have great pupils, a hardworking and dedicated staff team and a supportive local community. We are looking for a new member of staff to join our Out of School Club team from Monday 3rd June 2024.

Job Information Pack

Application Form

Workforce Privacy Notice

Benefits of Working at Pathfinder

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Enhanced DBS check required.

As part of our due diligence process an online search will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates. These checks are carried out to determine suitability to work with children and keep them safe. If you wish further information regarding these checks please contact 01904 806000.

2024-05-16T10:03:24+01:0013 May 2024|

Malton School joins Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust

From Wednesday, 1 May, Malton School will join Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust, an inclusive partnership of church and community schools. It will be an historic moment as, after 364 years as a Church of England school and 113 years as a Local Authority maintained school, Malton will become an academy within a Trust. And, a Trust that reunites Malton with its sister school, Archbishop Holgate’s School in York, both founded by the same charter of King Henry VIII.

Formed in August 2016, Pathfinder is a well-established multi-academy trust serving more than 5,000 children, students and their families across York and now Ryedale. With 14 schools in the Trust, including two secondary schools, Pathfinder has a proven track record of working together for the benefit of all its schools, helping them to achieve strong educational outcomes, successful Ofsted judgements and supporting the wider development of children and young people aged 2 to 19.

Malton School elected to join Pathfinder MAT after a detailed and thorough process of review and research. The final decision was based on a number of criteria, but key to that has been a close alignment of the values of Malton School and Pathfinder. That includes Pathfinder’s appreciation of the uniqueness and diversity of each of the schools that form the MAT and their understanding that all schools have valuable contributions to make to the Trust as a whole. By joining Pathfinder, Malton School will maintain and develop its own identity, an identity which has been carefully built over many years and which includes fostering strong relationships with the local community. The aim is therefore to further strengthen the school’s reputation locally and to secure longer term investment in its staff and infrastructure to ensure it continues to provide an excellent education for all its students.

The transition to an academy school has been welcomed by Governors, parents and staff, with a process of careful consultation which has been ongoing for almost a year. Prior to that, senior leaders and governors at the school considered a number of Trusts, before unanimously agreeing that Pathfinder offered real opportunity and genuine alignment of visions and values.

Rob Williams, Headteacher at Malton School said, “I am delighted that Malton School is joining Pathfinder MAT. Since last summer we have been following a rigorous process of consultation with all our stakeholders. This process has been highly constructive and positive. As a result, we are absolutely confident that joining Pathfinder is the next best step for us to secure the continued success of Malton School. Everyone within the school is very much looking forward to a new future as part of the Pathfinder family.”

Pathfinder has an excellent track-record of adding value to member school’s both in terms of academic performance and providing crucial capital investment. Over the past four years, Pathfinder has managed major building improvement projects at several of its schools worth more than £10.4 million. This has included a £2.7 million building for Badger Hill Primary School and a new £4.4 million Maths Block and Resource Centre at Archbishop Holgate’s School. Two Pathfinder primary schools have also successfully achieved a place on the government’s School Rebuilding Programme which carries out major rebuilding and refurbishment projects in schools across England. Both schools will be completely rebuilt under the Department for Education led programme. Pathfinder also has a successful track record of supporting its schools to achieve positive Ofsted outcomes, with all inspections since July 2021 being judged Good or Outstanding. This has included schools previously rated as inadequate or requires improvement.

Andrew Daly, CEO of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust and former Headteacher at Archbishop Holgate’s School said: “Everyone at Pathfinder is delighted to be welcoming Malton to our family of schools. Archbishop Holgate’s and Malton School have a shared history having both been founded by the Archbishop of York, Robert Holgate in 1546 and 1547 respectively. Being part of Pathfinder offers a fantastic and unique opportunity to work together for the benefit of students and staff in both schools and the wider academy trust. I would like to thank Mr Williams, the leadership team and governing body for their diligence, consideration and care throughout the academisation process. We are now looking forward to working with colleagues from Malton School to provide the best possible opportunities and outcomes for the children and young people across all our school communities.”

2024-05-02T13:58:43+01:0030 April 2024|

Cleaning Assistants

Archbishop Holgate’s School

Required as soon as possible
Currently £11.52 per hour
Term Time or Full Year positions available
Hours of work:
1. Mon-Fri, 3.00-8.00pm (shift start can be flexible) or
2. Mon-Fri, 6.45-8.45am
Salary paid monthly over 12 equal payments

Archbishop Holgate’s School is looking to appoint a Cleaning Assistant to start work as part of the in-house cleaning team as soon as possible.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed person who takes pride in their work and be willing to work as part of a team to make sure the school is cleaned to the highest standards.

We believe that Archbishop Holgate’s is ‘no ordinary school’ and is an excellent place to work, a view confirmed by Ofsted in our recent inspection, “Staff are incredibly proud to work here.”

Our staff are friendly and supportive and our students are polite, hardworking and keen to succeed. As such this post represents an exciting opportunity to join a very successful, high-achieving, forward looking and fully-subscribed Church of England comprehensive, a school judged Outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS.

Job Information Pack

Application Form

Workforce Privacy Notice

Benefits of Working at Pathfinder

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Enhanced DBS check required.

As part of our due diligence process an online search will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates. These checks are carried out to determine suitability to work with children and keep them safe. If you wish further information regarding these checks please contact 01904 806000.

2024-07-09T09:48:58+01:0022 April 2024|

St Lawrence’s CE Primary School celebrates Ofsted outcome

Headteacher, Helen Coles, with pupils at St Lawrence’s CE Primary School

St Lawrence’s CE Primary School, once put into special measures and judged as Requires Improvement in January 2020, has been celebrating being graded Good with Outstanding features following its latest inspection.

The school, which is part of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust, has been judged Good for its overall effectiveness following a two-day inspection in November. Out of the five key areas primary schools are assessed on, the early years provision, behaviour and attitudes of pupils and their personal development were all deemed to be Outstanding.

Headteacher, Helen Coles, said: “We could not be prouder of our school and community. St Lawrence’s has been a very special place for some time and to have the work and the commitment that everyone puts into the school recognised is wonderful.”

The latest Ofsted report praised the inclusivity of the school and behaviour of pupils saying: “St Lawrence’s Church of England Primary is an extremely welcoming and inclusive school. It is characterised by warm relationships between staff and pupils. This is evident in the excellent behaviour and conduct of the pupils. Pupils are unfailingly polite and well-mannered. They are highly considerate of others.”

Highlighting what the school does well, inspectors said that children in early years make an excellent start to their education and are exceptionally well-prepared for learning in Year 1. Children with SEND were also found to achieve particularly well.

The strength of Pupils’ personal development was recognised with the report stating: “The school’s curriculum for personal development is thoroughly planned to teach pupils how to engage with society and understand their place within it. Pupils speak with great clarity about how the school develops their self-esteem and confidence.”

Commenting on the role of the school’s governors and multi academy trust, inspectors said governors and trustees have an in-depth understanding of the school and work effectively with school leaders. The report also mentioned the significant impact of the trust in ensuring staff are supported to access high-quality training and further professional development.

Chair of Governors, Ruth Greaney, said: “I am delighted with the report which reflects years of hard work and commitment by Mrs Coles and the whole school team. St Lawrence’s is a fantastic school with strong community ties and children who are highly considerate of others, unfailingly polite and well-mannered.”

Inspectors sought the views of staff and parents during their visit with the report noting: “Staff are highly complementary about how their workload is considered and the support for their well-being. Parents are extremely positive about all aspects of the school’s work. In particular, parents comment upon the excellent pastoral care and support provided by the school.”

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust’s CEO, Andrew Daly, said: “This is a much deserved and long-awaited outcome for the school. Within the Trust, we have recognised the significant and ongoing improvements Mrs Coles and her team have made for some time and I am delighted this has now been highlighted by Ofsted. Well done to the staff, children, governors and families at St Lawrence’s for their hard work and determination to secure this excellent and well-deserved judgement.”

2024-01-16T14:15:35+00:0016 January 2024|

Hempland Primary School new build gets the green light

3D render of Hempland Primary School’s new building

Plans to construct a new two-storey building for Hempland Primary School have been unanimously approved by City of York Council’s planning committee.

Hempland successfully achieved a place on the government’s School Rebuilding Programme which carries out major rebuilding and refurbishment projects in schools and colleges across England. The school’s current building has reached the end of its functional life and will be completely rebuilt under the Department for Education led programme.

The school and Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust have been working closely with the Department for Education and contractor, ISG Construction, on the plans for the new building.

A spokesperson for Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust said: “We are delighted that the project has passed this important milestone and are looking forward to continuing our successful partnership with the DfE and ISG to deliver a world-class school for the Hempland community.”

The new school is designed to be net carbon zero in operation and will be built to the latest construction standards. It will provide modern, state of the art facilities to help support an excellent and enriching education and will include a main hall, kitchen, library, staff room and reception area along with classrooms, cloakrooms, toilets and offices.

Under the approved plans, the new building will be constructed behind the current school avoiding the need for any temporary accommodation during construction. Once the new school is open, the old building will be demolished to make way for an Early Years play area and landscaping.

Work on site is due to begin early next year and is expected to be completed by Autumn 2025.

2023-11-10T16:16:07+00:0010 November 2023|
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