Senior Leadership Team
Overall responsibility for the strategic planning, leadership and performance of the organisation including our ongoing commitment to Values, Care, Achievement and ensuring that the school remains Distinct and Effective as a Church School. Oversight of all aspects of supply and demand, recruitment and retention of staff, overall budget and deployment of resource and wider stakeholder engagement. Ongoing support for the Head of School to ensure that the effective day-to-day running of the school optimises the student experience. Working with the Head of School, Deputy Heads and the wider SLT on broader strategic issues outlined in the School Development Plan. Line Management and Performance Management of the Head of School, Performance Management of Deputy Heads and the SLT/MAT Support Officer. In addition, overall strategic leadership of both the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust and Pathfinder Teaching School Hub.
Under the direction of the Executive Head, responsibility for all elements of the student experience and the day-to-day running of the school. Underpinned by the school’s Christian values this will include the operational management of students, staff and families. For 2022/23 this will include ambitious plans around the further development of Post 16, SEND and Disadvantage provision as well as the leadership of teaching and learning, curriculum development, personal development, student achievement, safeguarding, high standards of student behaviour and day-to-day communication. Supported by the Executive Head, lead on school self-evaluation, school policy and school improvement planning to ensure that the school is fully prepared for all forms of external evaluation. Day-to-day leadership of SLT and Performance Management of all Assistant Heads, Directors of Teaching School and those in wider SLT support roles.
Overall responsibility for student progress across KS3 and 4 including leadership of all aspects of Year 11 (Raising Achievement Plan/Pastoral Responsibility). Alongside the Curriculum Deputy responsibility for the work of department areas (curriculum development and innovation, self-evaluation and staff development) and line management of all EBacc subjects (apart from English) as well as RE and Social Sciences. Leadership of all aspects of Teaching & Learning including quality, innovation and development. Working alongside the Assistant Head: Inclusion, responsibility for meeting the needs of all learners through oversight of the AHS Intervention team and deployment of catch up funding. Leadership of all elements of the AHS staff appraisal process and strategic leadership of CPD and staff support. Teacher of History.
Overall strategic responsibility for all aspects of Pastoral Care including final decisions relating to student conduct. Line management of the Director of KS3 and 4 as well as responsibility for exclusions, admissions, working with outside agencies and representation at Fair Access Meetings. Responsibility for whole school systems including behaviour data, detentions, attendance and punctuality as well as pastoral interventions and QA processes (including alternative provision). Oversight of the Inclusion Centre as well as line management of the safeguarding team and shared strategic responsibility for whole school communication and day-to-day organisation. Designated teacher for Looked After Children. Teacher of Maths.
Working alongside the Head of School, responsibility for curriculum design, development and timetable. Oversight of student achievement including all aspects of assessment, reporting, target setting and quality assurance and exams. Alongside the Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Student Progress, responsibility for the work of department areas (curriculum development and innovation, self-evaluation and staff development), including the line management of English as well as some non-Ebacc subjects (Food and Textiles, IT and Computing, Media, Music, Sport and PE) the Head of Vocational Learning and Assistant Head: Personal Development. Strategic leadership of the development of literacy across school including further development of the AHS Reading Ready programme and oversight of EAL provision, offering support to the EAL School Support Worker. Teacher of English and Media.
Overall strategic leadership of all aspects of Post-16 provision and responsibility for further enhancing the school’s outstanding national reputation. This includes recruitment, marketing, transition, UCAS, examinations, care and curriculum development. Line management of the Head of Year 12 and 13 and the pastoral support team, as well as responsibility for student achievement at the end of their programmes of study. Line management of the EPQ Lead as well as overall responsibility for leading and mapping all elements of Gifted and Talented provision across the school including line management of the Gifted and Talented Coordinator. Teaching and learning support for staff as needed. Teacher of Psychology.
Provide support to the Deputy Head: Care, Support and Administration for the strategic management of pastoral care across school, with a specific focus on securing the Anti-Racism Award. Responsibility across KS4 for ensuring the highest standards of student conduct as well as oversight of student achievement and line management of Head of Year 10. Working alongside the Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Student Progress to ensure maximum achievement across all aspects of Year 11. Working with the Head of School, responsibility for raising standards of Disadvantaged Achievement across school. Teacher of History.
Provide support to the Deputy Head: Care, Support and Administration for the strategic management of pastoral care across school. In terms of KS3, responsibility for ensuring the highest standards of student conduct as well as oversight of student achievement and the line management of the Heads of Year 7, 8 and 9. Oversight of transition arrangements across year groups with a specific focus on Year 6 to 7 and primary liaison work. Oversight and support for all aspects of the ECT programme. Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead. Teacher of English and Drama.
Working alongside the Head of School, responsibility for the strategic direction and development of inclusion and SEND provision, including exploring bespoke intervention packages as part of a graduated response model for vulnerable students. Line management of the SENDCo and Assistant SENDCo with a focus on EHCP review, SEN Support register, effective transition programmes (especially Year 6 to 7), access arrangements, strong relationships with parents and external agencies and appropriate SEND CPD for all staff. Working alongside the Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Student Progress to meet the needs of all learners, leadership of the AHS Intervention team and deployment of catch up funding. Teacher of English.
Provide support to the Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Student Progress for the strategic management of teaching and learning as well as responsibility for the development of RSHE and PSHCE and across school with a specific role in promoting the benefits of Health Education. As part of this, responsibility for the work of department areas (curriculum development and innovation, self-evaluation and staff development) including the line management of Drama and Art. Strategic leadership of the provision of positive emotional wellbeing support for students and staff and the promotion of the benefits of self-care. Leadership of RE including support for deepening the Christian distinctiveness and SMSC across school and preparation for SIAMS. Teacher of RE/PSHCE and support for staff as needed.
Overall strategic responsibility for the whole school programme for Personal Development, including all things related to the AHS Journey, associated enrichment programmes, the Arts Award, year group Collective Worship, British Values and Rewards. Strategic leadership of main school Student Voice and the promotion of equality and diversity across the school. Responsibility for leading and mapping all elements of Careers Education (including Work Experience) and the line management of the Careers Advisor. Alongside the Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Student Progress, support for the strategic management of teaching and learning and staff support. Teacher of History.
Leadership of all aspects of the Maths department to ensure excellence in standards and student progress. This includes strategic responsibility for the development of numeracy across the school, line management of Maths TLR holders with a specific focus on whole school impact. Support for staff as appropriate. Teacher of Maths.
Working alongside the Deputy Head: Curriculum, Assessment and Target Setting and Director of Post-16 strategic responsibility for the development of Vocational Learning across school. For 2022/23 this includes the embedding of new Level 2 Post-16 provision and the development of T-Level provision (and its impact on current courses) ready for September 2023. In addition, subject oversight of Business, Engineering and Law as well as leading Child Care, Public Services and Travel and being the Quality Nominee for AHS. Teacher of Child Care, Travel and Public Services.
Responsibility for all aspects of Safeguarding and Child Protection in her role as the Designated Safeguarding Lead. This includes leadership of the Deputy DSL and liaison with external agencies and pastoral leaders to support vulnerable learners and ensure that all barriers to achievement are broken down. Working alongside the Deputy Head: Care, Support and Administration to maintain the outstanding behaviour and safety of all students. In addition, providing strategic safeguarding support for all primary MAT schools.
Working alongside the leadership team to ensure that our Christian Values continue to be ‘lived into being’ and to enhance the Christian Distinctiveness of the school. Leadership of all elements of Chaplaincy including the strategic oversight of Collective Worship, the production of appropriate resources for Thought for the Day and the monitoring of all acts of Collective Worship. Overall strategic responsibility for all aspects of the SIAMS process; the organisation of whole school events in the Christian calendar; links with local churches, the Diocese of York and the wider Church. Teacher of RE.
Alongside the Executive Head, strategic responsibility for the finances of the school. This includes preparation and management of annual budgets, monthly monitoring and ensuring best value for money. Strategic and administrative support for AHS Senior Leadership and the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust. At AHS this includes leadership of ICT provision and strategic involvement in HR, risk management, health and safety, facilities and communication. Shared responsibility for day-to-day logistical support of the school and the planning and organisation of whole school events.
Responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school office and line management of the office team. Working alongside the Deputy Head: Care, Support and Administration, oversight of school cover and calendar arrangements, cleaning and catering, risk management and facilities. Oversight of staff attendance and strategic organisation of school buses as well as contributing to the organising and running of whole school events. Working alongside the SLT Support Officer to manage the finances of the school and in partnership with the School Manager and SLT Support Officer responsibility for all aspects of Health and Safety.
Responsibility for the day-to-day facilities management of the school. Oversight and maintenance of all buildings and facilities and an ongoing cycle of improvements to the fabric of the building. In liaison with the Deputy Head: Care, Support and Administration and the SLT Support Officer responsibility for the organisation of both whole school events and the effective day-to-day running of the school. Line management of the Site Management team, oversight of lettings and in partnership with the Office and School Business Manager, responsibility for all aspects of Health and Safety.
Working alongside the Executive Head and Head of School, overall strategic responsibility for the development and success of the Teaching School Hub in providing high quality training and professional development for teachers at every stage of their career. Responsibility for the development of strong partnerships across the region, especially in rural and coastal areas, as well as effective communication with the Pathfinder Strategic Board, MAT sub-committee, Lead Provider(s), DfE and other key stakeholders. Leadership and overall responsibility for the performance of the TSH. This includes meeting or exceeding the termly and annual DfE and Lead Provider(s) KPIs regarding ITT, AB, ECF, NPQs and CPD.