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 Hub. Teacher of History.

Working alongside the Headteacher 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 coastal areas, as well as effective communication with the Pathfinder Strategic Board, MAT sub-committee and DfE. Leadership and responsibility for performance in terms of ITT, ECF, NPQs and CPD. In addition, support for the Acting Deputy Headteacher and overall strategic responsibility for curriculum design, development and timetable. 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, including oversight of the AHS Intervention team and leadership of ‘catch up’ programmes 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 and part of the SLT Wellbeing Team.  Teacher of History.

Overall strategic responsibility for all aspects of Pastoral Care including final decisions relating to student conduct. Line management of the Heads of Year 7 to 10, including transition from Year 6 to 7 and primary liaison. Oversight of the Inclusion Centre and SEND provision as well as exclusions, admissions and representation at the Fair Access Meeting. Line management of the Safeguarding team as well as responsibility for whole school systems including behaviour data, detentions, attendance and punctuality as well as pastoral interventions and QA processes. Overall strategic responsibility for whole school communication and day-to-day organisation. Teacher of ICT.

Working alongside the Director of Teaching School Hub, strategic 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 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, Food, Media, Music and Social Sciences) and the Head of Vocational Learning. Supporting the work of Assistant Heads, overall strategic responsibility for the whole school programme for Personal Development and raising standards of Disadvantaged Achievement across school. Management and responsibility for the running of Post-16 each Thursday. Teacher of English and Media.

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, care and curriculum development. Line management of the Sixth Form Pastoral team and responsibility for student achievement at the end of their programmes of study. Alongside the Deputy Heads responsibility for the work of department areas, including the line management of some non-EBacc subjects that have a key Post-16 element (Drama, EPQ, Health and Social Care/Politics, Law and Textiles). Teacher of Psychology.

Providing support to the Deputy Head for the strategic management of teaching and learning and all aspects of Year 11 (Raising Achievement Plan/Pastoral Responsibility). Leadership of the whole school homework policy including oversight of homework set in curriculum areas, embedding online learning across school, the further development of Google Classroom across school and that high quality homework contributes to the development of resilient and ‘exam ready’ students. 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. Specific support for ECT, RQT and other staff as appropriate. Teacher of English and Drama.

Under the guidance of the Deputy Head: Teaching, Learning and Student Progress responsibility for the development of RSHE, PSHCE and Citizenship. 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. Strategic leadership of the provision of positive wellbeing support for students and staff. Leadership of RE including support for deepening the Christian distinctiveness of the school and preparation for SIAMS. Teacher of RE and part of the SLT Wellbeing team.

Provide support to the Deputy Head for the strategic management of Pastoral Care. As Head of Year 10 day-to-day responsibility for the behaviour, progress and development of the year group. Working alongside the Acting Deputy Head strategic responsibility for raising standards of Disadvantaged Achievement across school. Overall responsibility for leading and mapping all elements of Careers Education and Gifted and Talented provision across school including line management of both the Careers Advisor and Gifted and Talented Coordinator. Support for staff as needed. Teacher of History.

Provide support to the Deputy Head for the strategic management of Pastoral Care. As Head of Year 9 day-to-day responsibility for the behaviour, progress and development of the year group. Working alongside the Acting Deputy Head strategic responsibility for the whole school programme of Personal Development, including all things related to the AHS Journey, associated enrichment programmes and work around British Values and Rewards. Strategic leadership of main school Student Voice and the promotion of equality and diversity across the school. Teacher of History.

SLT Support

Leadership of all aspects of the Maths department to ensure excellence in standards and student progress. For 2021/22 this includes strategic responsibility for the development of numeracy across the school. Support for staff as appropriate. Teacher of Maths and part of the SLT Wellbeing team.

Working alongside the Acting Deputy Head and Director of Post-16 strategic responsibility for the development of Vocational Learning across Key Stage 4 and 5. For 2021/22 this includes the introduction 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, Child Care, Public Services and Travel. Teacher of all these vocational subjects.

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. Part of the SLT Wellbeing team.

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.

Alongside the Headteacher, 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 all aspects of ICT provision and strategic involvement in risk management, health and safety, facilities and communication as well as curriculum and timetabling support. In addition, responsibility for day-to-day logistical support and in partnership with the Deputy Head and School Manager, 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, oversight of school cover and calendar arrangements as well as contributing to the organising and running of whole school events. Oversight of staff attendance and strategic organisation of school buses. 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 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.