THERE'S change at the top of one York school.

From September the head teacher at one of York's best-performing secondary school, Archbishop Holgate's CE in Badger Hill Andrew Daly will become executive head teacher of Archbishop Holgate's alongside his continued role as CEO of the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust.

This means that Alexis Green-Harding will become the Head of School for Archbishop Holgate's and lead the day-to-day life of the school.

In a letter to parents Mr Daly said: "As such Mr Green-Harding will take responsibility for ensuring that the student experience both inside and out of lessons is of the highest standard. This means that Mr Green-Harding is likely to be the first point of

contact should you need to contact school.

"We are excited about the years ahead and seeing the school continue to flourish. It is a real privilege to lead Archbishop's and I look forward to continuing to do this for many years to come."

As The Press reported earlier this year, the school was inspected by Ofsted under the rigorous new inspection framework and the school came away with the top 'outstanding' judgement in all areas, something increasingly difficult to achieve.

Mr Daly said: "As head teacher the first two sentences of the report reflect our ongoing ambitions for the school: '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'.

"Beyond Archbishop's we have also enjoyed wider success as part of the Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust with four of our primary schools, Clifton with Rawcliffe, Hempland, New Earswick and Acomb all receiving highly positive Ofsted reports.

"Archbishop's also has the privilege of leading the Teaching School Hub, of which there are only 87 nationally for Ryedale, Scarborough and York and have enjoyed a successful first year in fulfilling our remit to support teacher recruitment and development for over 153 schools across the region and beyond."

He went on to say that while the Ofsted did not identify anything, ‘the school needs to do better’, Mr Green-Harding's appointment is part of a plan for additional leadership capacity to support Mr Daly in running both Archbishop's and the Multi Academy Trust.

Mr Daly said: "What has been achieved over time at Archbishop's has been down to the collective efforts of all our staff, supported by an excellent Senior Leadership Team and the efforts of Penny McDermott, Dan Furniss, Alexis Green-Harding, who is this year leading the Teaching School Hub, and more recently Mike Williams, in their deputy head roles.

"In September, students and families will notice very little difference, but this additional leadership capacity will over time, make a marked contribution to ensuring that we continue to be outstanding in all we do."