School profile

Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy

Our overarching ethos as a teaching school is to improve the educational provision for pupils and staff, supporting in anyway we can.
As a teaching school we continue to measure our performance against the “big three” areas outlined by the DfE. These are:
Initial Teacher Training
Pathfinder works with three universities to provide it schools direct programme and we offer training to for both primary and secondary phases in a range of subjects. Since our designation we have successfully trained more than 250 teachers.
Continuing Professional Development
Pathfinder in partnership with the City of York Council offers a comprehensive professional development programme for both primary and secondary colleagues. We also run a two-day headteacher residential conference and can put together bespoke training on request. Please visit the professional development section of our website for more details.
School to School Support
Pathfinder has supported more than 40 schools across and number of deployments including headteacher and senior leader secondments as well as SLE deployments and specialist teaching and learning and systems and structure diagnostics.

About our school experience

Details
During you school experience candidates will have the opportunity to observe a range of lessons and form time. Observes different teaching styles and strategies. As well as an insight into lesson planning, marking and assessment. Potentially observe assemblies/ collective worship and guests speakers.
Start and finish times
8.15 to 3.15 - Flexible

Start time needs to be 8.15 in order for staff to collect visitors, however if a candidate need to leave earlier this can be accommodated.

Dress code

Smart casual

Teacher training

Pathfinder has been successfully running a schools direct programme for the past four years with many of our trainees securing posts in our partnership schools. We continue to work with three HEI providers which helps ensure that we can provide the best training provision possible, by utilising the expertise of our different university partners we can offer a truly bespoke programme to each subject area or phase. School Direct provides the starting point for recruiting high quality people into the profession.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

At Archbishopholgate's we have created observation timetables for each of our key subjects. We offer one or two days school experience shadowing teachers and getting a real feel for teaching.

Maths school experience days are on Monday and Tuesday
English school experience days are on Tuesday and Wednesday
Science school experience days are on Wednesday and Thursday
History school experience days are on Monday and Tuesday
Geography school experience days are on Thursday and Friday
MFL school experience days are on Tuesday and Wednesday

School experience type
In school

Location

Address
Hull Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5ZA
Map showing Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

Main school car park for all staff in front of school

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Address
Hull Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5ZA
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Spanish