Archbishop Holgate’s School a CofE Academy, Hempland Primary, Osbaldwick Primary, St Mary’s CofE VC Primary, Warter CofE VC Primary and Wilberfoss CofE VC Primary Schools have been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become part of a new National Teaching School – with an important role in raising standards.
The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance is a community of schools in partnership with the Diocese of York, with shared values, committed to ensuring all children are known and cared for as an individuals. Where teachers, leaders and educational professionals share the very best practice and demonstrate a commitment to each individual child. Recruiting and inspiring a new generation of teachers and senior leaders, working with teachers to establish high quality professional development programmes, to support new and existing colleagues in raising standards and aspirations, to create an environment in which educational theory and practice can be observed, studied and shared for the good of all.
The Director of Education for the Diocese of York, Dr Ann Lees, said: “This is an exciting development that builds on the shared values of these schools, their care for all children and young people and their commitment to educational excellence. The Diocese is proud to work with them in an initiative that will have a huge impact on many schools in our region and the communities they serve.”