A Partnership of Church & Community Schools

Andrew Daly

Andrew has been Headteacher of Archbishop Holgate’s School since September 2010 and under his leadership the school has gone from strength to strength. He has led the rapid and successful development of Post 16 which saw the school top the National League Tables for Vocational performance in January 2014 and secure results that place the Sixth Form in the top 10% nationally each year. In April 2011 he led the school through the process that saw Archbishop’s become one of the first C of E Converter Academies. Since this time results at GCSE have been consistently strong with a Best 8 Value Added Score of 1024 in the summer of 2015. As well as maintaining the schools Outstanding Ofsted grading the school was judged outstanding in all areas during the SIAMS Inspection of October 2012 with the inspector commenting that ‘The leadership team is extremely high calibre, led by a passionate and inspirational headteacher. There is a real sense of openness, wisdom, and insight in their practice’. To these ends Andrew was invited to Downing Street in April 2014 to celebrate outstanding performance in State Education. At the same time Archbishop’s secured accreditation as both the Pathfinder Teaching School and National Support School with Andrew becoming a National Leader of Education. The Teaching School is now leading the CPD provision for the entire city of York, playing an important part in school to school support. The excellent reputation that Andrew has within the local community has been further strengthened by the partnership work with the Local Authority, EFA and local community which following the closure of a neighbouring school has seen Archbishop’s grow from 812 students to almost 1300 with further growth of up to 1700 planned in the next three years. During this period of growth not only have standards at Archbishop’s remained high but Andrew continues to be an outstanding teacher with exemplary individual outcomes at GCSE and A Level. As well as this he is busy developing clear strategic plans as part of the proposed new Pathfinder Multi Academy Trust to Sponsor and support other local schools and simultaneously continuing to further strengthen the school’s Christian values and ethos. In April 2016 he will be speaking at a national conference about the success Archbishop’s has enjoyed as one of the seven pilot schools for the new Core Math and Tech Bacc qualifications. He remains absolutely committed to ensuring that all children have a good or better education. Outside school he is a keen runner and Newcastle United supporter, and enjoys his annual summer pilgrimage to Boston and US East Coast.