Values, care and achievement lived into being to establish educational excellence through collaborative partnerships.

Welcome to Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance 

The Pathfinder Teaching School Alliance was designated in April 2014. Our overarching ethos as a Teaching School is to improve the educational provision for pupils and staff across York, the East Riding and North Yorkshire. We are based at Archbishop Holgate’s School in York but our partnership stretches well into the East Riding and North Yorkshire. Pathfinder has been successfully running a School Direct programme for the past four years (198 teachers trained) with many of our trainees securing posts in our partnership schools. In addition to our ITT Programme, we also have a comprehensive professional development offer, which can be accessed by all schools in the region (145 courses per year accessed by 2000 delegates per year). As well as offering professional development and training we have a number of SLEs who can offer bespoke training and support to schools at all levels.


Designation  Cohort 4
Lead/Director Jake Capper
Successful SSIF Bid R1: KS2 Writing
Partnership Arrangements Y&H Network 
Twitter  @pathfindertsa
Phase  Secondary 

As stated in the Regional Anthology for June 2018, we are especially good at;



Being an active partner within local school improvement strategy 

NQT Development 

Senior Leader Development


Visit the Pathfinder TSA website to find out more