Senior Leadership Team

Overall responsibility for strategic planning and management of the organisation. Leadership of the development of the ethos and values of the school and responsibility for ensuring that the school remains Deeply Christian through its Distinctiveness and Effectiveness as a Church School. Leadership of teaching and learning, communication and all aspects of school self-review. Line management of all members of the Senior Leadership Team. Overall strategic leadership of both the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust and Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance. Teacher of History and part of the SLT Wellbeing Team.

Overall strategic responsibility for all aspects of Pastoral Care including final decisions relating to student conduct and a successful return to school Oversight of the Inclusion Centre, exclusions and admissions and representation at the Behaviour and Attendance Partnership. Responsibility for whole school systems including behaviour data, detentions, attendance and punctuality as well as the coordination of pastoral interventions and QA processes. Overall strategic responsibility for the whole school approach to SEND and line management of the SENDCO. Responsibility for whole school communication, day-to-day organisation of the school and coordination of the AHS response to Covid-19. Teacher of ICT.

Overall responsibility for curriculum design, development and timetable. Oversight of student achievement including all aspects of assessment, reporting, target setting and quality assurance. Alongside the Teaching & Learning Deputy overall responsibility for the work of department areas (curriculum development and innovation, self-evaluation and staff development), including the line management of some non EBacc subjects (Art, Computing and ICT, Drama, Food and Music) and the Head of Vocational Learning. Strategic oversight of the Teaching School including leadership of the AHS Teaching School Hub bid. Teacher of Science.

Overall strategic responsibility for student progress across both KS3 and KS4 including leadership for 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 and RE. Leadership of all aspects of Teaching & Learning including quality, innovation and development as well as responsibility for meeting the needs of all learners and staff support. In response to Covid-19, strategic leadership of all aspects of the AHS Catch-up Plan. Temporary oversight of all aspects of Staff Appraisal. Teacher of History and part of the SLT Wellbeing Team.

Overall strategic leadership of all aspects of Post 16 provision including recruitment, marketing, transition, progression, UCAS, apprenticeships, enrichment, examinations and care. Line management of the Heads of Year 12 and 13 including final decisions relating to student conduct and a professional working environment as well as responsibility for student achievement at the end of programmes of study. Alongside the Deputy Headteachers responsibility for the work of department areas, including the line management of some non EBacc subjects that have a key Post 16 element (EPQ, Media, Politics, Social Sciences and Textiles). Strategic responsibility for the whole school programme for raising standards of Disadvantaged Achievement across school. Teacher of English and Media.

Providing support to the Deputy Head for the strategic management of teaching and learning and the schools Covid Catch-up Plan. Leadership of the whole school homework policy including oversight of homework setting in curriculum areas, the embedding of online learning across school including the successful introduction of Google Classroom homework and the AHS IT Portal. Strategic leadership of the development of literacy and numeracy across school as well as oversight of EAL provision, offering support to the EAL School Support worker. Leadership of the AHS Reading Ready programme. Leadership of CPD and staff training to meet the demands of the changing educational climate and the further development of individual Career Pathways and Learning, Training Development conversations. Support for NQT, RQT and other staff as appropriate. Teacher of English.

Providing support to the Deputy Head for the strategic management of Pastoral Care. Direct responsibility for the leadership and care of Year 8 and the line management of the Head of Year 7. This includes day to day involvement in the management of behaviour, as well as working with the Head of Year 7 to provide strategic oversight of the Year 6/7 transition process. Responsibility for the whole school programme of Personal Development, including all things related to the AHS Journey and associated enrichment programmes. Strategic leadership of main school Student Voice and Volunteering as well as the promotion of equality and diversity across the school. The development of a new rewards system across all key stages. Teacher of History.

Providing support to the Deputy Head for the strategic management of Pastoral Care. Direct responsibility for the leadership and care of Year 9 including all things linked to this important transition year, as well as line management of the Head of Year 10 involving day to day involvement in the management of behaviour and support with all aspects of their Catch-up programme. Strategic responsibility for leading and mapping all elements of Careers Education and Gifted and Talented provision across school including line management of both the Careers and Gifted and Talented Coordinators. Continued support for the whole school homework policy, student well-being programme and staff support. Teacher of History.

Leadership of all aspects of the Maths department to ensure excellence in standards and student progress. Working alongside the Assistant Head: Curriculum Support on the development of numeracy across the school and with the Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Student Progress in terms of the Catch–up Plan and 1 to 1 intervention. Support for staff as appropriate. Teacher of Maths and part of the SLT Wellbeing team.

Under the guidance of the Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Student responsibility for the development of PSHCE, Citizenship and SMSC across the school and ensuring that the new RSE provision is effectively introduced.  Support for the Acting Assistant Head, Personal Development to effectively deepen the provision of SMSC and the school values across all areas of the AHS Journey.   Support for deepening the Christian distinctiveness of the school. As part of this 2i/c in and teacher of RE. Part of the SLT Wellbeing team.

Overall strategic leadership of all aspects of Post 16 provision and responsibility for further enhancing the schools outstanding national reputation.  This includes recruitment, marketing, transition, UCAS, examinations and care.  As Head of Year 13, direct responsibility for student achievement at the end of programmes of study.  Line management of the Sixth Form Pastoral team.  Alongside the Deputy Headteachers responsibility for the work of department areas, including the line management of some non EBacc subjects that have a key Post 16 element Art, Business, Drama, EPQ, Social Sciences and Textiles).  Teacher of Psychology

Overall strategic responsibility for developing a coherent, balanced and progressive programme of staff induction and CPD provision, including the development of individual Career Pathways and Learning, Training and Development conversations for all staff and half termly Staff Voice.  Leadership of all aspects of Staff Appraisal at AHS and involvement in providing staff support across the school.  Responsibility for further developing all aspects of primary liaison. Overall responsibility for SMSC across school and contributing to the deepening of our Christian distinctiveness.  Teacher of RE and part of the SLT Wellbeing Team.

Leadership of all aspects of the English department to ensure continued excellence in standards and student progress. Strategic leadership of the development of literacy and numeracy across school as well as responsibility for developing a common approach to reading and oversight of the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions in both areas. Working alongside the SENDCO to provide effective intervention to SEND Support students alongside oversight of EAL provision, offering support to the EAL School Support worker and being the key point of contact in school for T&L strategies relating to students in both groups. Teacher of English.

Linked to the Senior Leadership Team

Strategic responsibility for all aspects of Finances within school and across the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust and Teaching School.  This includes preparation and management of annual budgets, monthly monitoring, management of banking arrangements, liaison with auditors, preparation of the annual financial statements and ensuring best value for money.  Overall strategic organisation of bus routes and the line management of the Finance Team.

Working alongside the Deputy Head: Care, Support and Administration and the School Manager in the organisation and running of whole school events. As part of this, collaborating and leading the relevant teams for each event, and where required, contributing to the day to day running of the school. Overall strategic responsibility for the organisation of whole school Enrichment experiences and in partnership with the MAT Operations Manager, the development of a MAT wide ICT plan. Teacher of ICT and Engineering.

Working alongside the Headteacher 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.

Responsibility for the day to day 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 Operational Support lead responsibility for the organisation of both whole school events and the day to day running of the school. Line management of the Site Management team, oversight of lettings and responsibility for all aspects of Health and Safety.

Responsibility for all aspects of Safeguarding and Child Protection in her role as the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). This includes liaison with external agencies and pastoral leaders to support vulnerable learners and ensure that all barriers to achievement are broken down. Overall responsibility for all aspects of school attendance and 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. Part of the SLT Wellbeing team.

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. Oversight of staff attendance and strategic organisation of school buses. Working alongside the Chief Financial Officer and SLT to manage the finances of the School.

Responsibility for supporting AHS Deputy Headteachers and the Chief Operating Officer of the Trust with both administrative and strategic support, for day to day duties as well as strategic planning around key events and pressure points during the academic year. This will involve curriculum and timetabling issues, website administration and data support, communicating with parents and health and safety and logistical support for the school.