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. Line management of the Heads of Year 9 and 10 and day to day involvement in the management of behaviour in these year groups. 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 whole school communication and day-to-day organisation of the Academy. 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 (Computing and ICT, Food and Music) and the Head of Vocational Learning. 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 SEND, AG&T provision and careers, guidance and education. Teacher of History and 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.
Provide support to the Deputy Head for the strategic management of Pastoral Care. Line management of the Heads of Year 7 and 8 and day to day involvement in the management of behaviour in these year groups. Working with the Head of Year 7 strategic oversight of the Year 6/7 transition process. Strategic responsibility for both the whole school programme for Personal Development and raising standards of Disadvantaged Achievement across school. Strategic leadership of main school Student Voice and Volunteering as well as the promotion of equality and diversity across the school and the development of the rewards system across all key stages. Teacher of English and Media.
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. Leadership of the whole school homework policy including oversight of homework produced in curriculum areas and ensuring that high quality homework contributes to the development of resilient and ‘exam ready’ students. Working alongside the Assistant Headteacher: School Community contributing to a programme of comprehensive support for Newly Qualified Teachers, Recently Qualified Teachers and new Middle Leaders. Teacher of History.
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.
In addition to the substantive role as Head of Year 8 strategic responsibility for developing the schools response to students who are demonstrating the first signs of Social, Emotional, Mental Health (SEMH) needs. This will include evaluating how the school effectively and accurately assesses SEMH and the development of a package of support strategies to use in the classroom as well as accessing the best possible external support. 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.