Archbishop Holgate’s School (Pathfinder MAT)
Location: York
Salary (£): L33 - L43
Closing Date: 2nd April 2024
Start Date: September 2024
Phase: Secondary

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We are looking for an experienced Headteacher or senior leader with a proven track record of outstanding leadership and management across schools. Above all else, we are seeking a colleague who can lead by example, motivate and inspire both staff and students, and is a highly visible presence, whose values-based leadership promotes positivity, community and excellence in all they do.

“Archbishop Holgate’s School is an exceptional place for pupils to learn. The school’s values of justice, compassion, forgiveness and trust are at the heart of every aspect of school life.”

Ofsted report (October 2021)

Whilst recognising the school’s current strengths and achievements, the successful candidate will also use their knowledge and experience to identify the next steps in the school’s journey and strive to ensure that Archbishop Holgate’s continues to be an outstanding school that serves the entire community.

Our school has an excellent track record for high-quality

teaching and learning; an inclusive and inspiring curriculum; a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities and outstanding GCSE and Post 16 examination results. The school is currently judged outstanding in all areas by both Ofsted and SIAMS.

You will be an experienced school leader who will:

  • Lead and model the vision, values and Christian distinctiveness that underpins all aspects of school life.
  • Continually strive for excellence in all areas whilst understanding the importance of school community.
  • Work as part of an established team of outstanding school leaders to ensure high standards in all areas.
  • Be an excellent classroom practitioner and understand the importance of being a highly visible presence each day.
  • Embrace the opportunity to work in partnership with both the Teaching School Hub and other Pathfinder schools to further enhance our reputation throughout the local and wider community. Integral to this will be the exciting possibilities of close collaboration with Malton School, soon to be the second secondary school in the Trust.

Archbishop Holgate’s is an excellent place to work, a view confirmed by Ofsted in our most recent inspection, “Staff are incredibly proud to work here.” Our staff are friendly and supportive and our students are keen and eager to succeed. This role is ideal for an external colleague looking to share their wealth of experience with an established team.