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Cleaning Assistant

Archbishop Holgate’s School

Required as soon as possible
Currently £11.52 per hour
Part Time: 20 hours per week, Term Time Only
Hours of work: Mon-Fri, 3.30-7.30pm

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.

2024-04-22T12:28:26+01:0022 April 2024|

Teacher of Geography

Archbishop Holgate’s School

Required from September 2024
Mainscale/UPS

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed teacher to work as part of a friendly, successful and hardworking Geography department.

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.

Closing date for applications: Monday 29 April at midday.

2024-04-22T10:05:09+01:0022 April 2024|

Head of Geography

Archbishop Holgate’s School

Main Scale/UPS + TLR2b
Required from September 2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed teacher to lead all aspects of Geography within our hugely successful and passionate department. The successful candidate’s key priority will be to work alongside a committed team of staff to ensure that student achievement across the Key Stages remains exceptional. Central to this is leading staff within the department to foster an environment within which teaching and learning, resources and staff expertise are of the highest possible standard.

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.

Closing date for applications: Monday 29 April at midday.

2024-04-17T13:23:33+01:0017 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|

Acomb Primary School judged Outstanding by Ofsted

Acomb Primary School’s Headteacher, Lee Haynes, with pupils

Students and staff at Acomb Primary School have been celebrating the school being judged Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted following a two-day inspection in September.

Headteacher, Lee Haynes, said: “I am thrilled that Ofsted has recognised the strengths of our school. This report shows the hard work and dedication that the whole school community has invested to make Acomb Primary an exceptional place to learn and work. We are especially pleased that our work on the personal development of pupils has been recognised as a strength – it is a central part of our work to ensure that children are prepared for later life and we are proud of everything we do in this area.”

The school, which was previously judged Good, had an ungraded inspection in May 2022 in which Ofsted found enough evidence of improved performance to suggest the school could be judged outstanding at its next inspection.

Describing what it is like to attend the school, the report opens with: “Acomb Primary School has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Pupils love their school. They demonstrate consistently positive attitudes to their education.”

The report goes on to praise the school’s ‘exceptional curriculum’ including the support for pupils with SEND to fully access the curriculum and achieve the same outcomes as their peers. The early years curriculum was also described as exemplary, with inspectors noting: “The stimulating environment enables children to be independent. Children are highly motivated and sustain concentration when participating in exciting and interesting activities.”

During their visit, inspectors met with Headteacher, subject champions, staff and pupils. They also carried out in depth reviews across a range of subjects and evaluated the effectiveness of safeguarding.

The wider personal development pupils receive was recognised as a particular strength of the school, with the report stating: “The school’s ‘Acorns’ initiative enhances pupils’ learning. These are a wide, rich set of experiences that give pupils opportunities to develop their character and to make a difference to the school, their community and the wider world. For example, pupils visit local landmarks, perform a Shakespeare play at a York theatre, contribute to the community by tidying the park and support charities.”

“The school provides an extensive extra-curricular offer. There is strong take-up by pupils to develop their talents and interests in activities like, sport, music, science, art and the environment.”

Highlighting the leadership of the school, the report noted: “The trust and local governing committee recognise the strength of the school leadership. Leadership at all levels is extraordinary.”

The school’s Chair of Governors, Jennifer Garbutt, said: “This outstanding result is incredibly well deserved. It recognises what a special place Acomb Primary is and how hard all the staff work to give our children an exceptional start in life.” 

Acomb Primary is a popular and oversubscribed school with 320 students from Early Years to Year 6. The school has been educating children from Acomb and surrounding areas for almost 130 years, opening in August 1894 as Acomb Board School in Front Street. In 1995 the school moved to its present site in West Bank and has been part of Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust since January 2018.

Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust’s CEO, Andrew Daly, said: “Acomb’s Ofsted success is recognition of the hard work and dedication of the entire school community. Outstanding judgements are not easy to achieve and are testament to the continued focus to deliver an excellent, all-round, education each and every day. Well done to the staff, children, governors and families on this well-deserved outcome.”

Lee Haynes added: “I would like to thank the parents and carers for their unwavering support and to recognise the children for their excellent behaviour and attitudes. Ofsted quite rightly saw this and commented that pupils are extremely polite and articulate.”

2023-12-01T15:38:54+00:0023 October 2023|
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