A Partnership of Church & Community Schools

Dr Andrew Clarke (School Improvement Lead)

Andy works as a Consultant Histopathologist which is the tissue diagnostic branch of laboratory medicine. He is a member of Christ Church in Heworth. He is deeply committed to the Christian ethos and values of Archbishop Holgate’s school and has been a governor there for the last eleven years.

Andy is a MAT Board member, school improvement lead and Chairman of the MAT Standards Group. For Archbishop Holgate's he is Vice Chairman of the Local Governing Committee, Chairman of the Curriculum Committee, a member of the Pastoral Committee and a Foundation Governor.

Andy’s three children have all completed their education at Hempland primary school and Archbishop Holgate’s school and have moved on to higher education and beyond.

Outside work and school, among many other things he enjoys dinghy racing with his family, being a partner in a small wine business and attempting to unravel the mysteries of his golf game.

Role as link Director for School Improvement

Andy brings his experience on the curriculum committee to his role as school improvement lead for the MAT. This role is delivered through the standards committee which is where results are scrutinised in detail, priorities are set for the year ahead and progress against the priorities is monitored throughout the year.

This strategic work is done in partnership with the Heads Group which delivers the operational implementation. In addition to scrutinising results, priorities and teaching and learning for each group of learners, the standards committee considers carefully the wider curriculum as each of our schools seeks to prepare their children as fully as possible for their next stage in life.