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The headteacher at a York secondary school will step down at the end of the school year after almost three decades in education. Rod Sims, Headteacher at York High School in Acomb, says he is leaving with a ‘heavy heart’ after a period of illness last year has made him re-evaluate his priorities. Mr Sims,...
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Name: Amelia Headley Profession: Office Administrator Attended York High School: 2015-2020 Post-16 attended: York College University or college? N/A Favourite subject at school: Maths What I thought I wanted to do: Some kind of financial services work  What I ended up doing: Currently studying a Level 3 apprenticeship in business administration (working for a financial planning firm) How...
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Name: Vicky Milbourn Profession: Civil Servant working in the countryside stewardship at Rural Payments Agency Attended York High School: 1998 – 2002 Post-16 attended: N/A University or college? N/A Favourite subject at school: English and Art What I thought I wanted to do: I wanted to be an Art or English teacher.   What I ended up...
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Name: Thomas Smith Profession: Groundskeeper at North of England Clay Target Centre Attended York High School: 2013 – 2018 Post-16 attended: Studied BTEC Science at York College University or college? Studied Psychology at University of Hull Favourite subject at school: Maths and Music What I thought I wanted to do: I wanted to be an Educational Psychologist.  What I ended...
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Name: Leonie James Profession: Animal Park Manager Attended York High School: 2011 – 2016 Post-16 attended: Askham Bryan College University or college? Askham Bryan University Favourite subject at school: Geography and Photography What I thought I wanted to do: A career in the animal industry, as a zookeeper.  What I ended up doing: Becoming the manager...
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Name: Katie Harrison Profession: Teaching Assistant Attended York High School: 2013 – 2018 Post-16 attended: I attended Askham Bryan College, where I completed a level 3 Animal Management Zoo Pathway course. I then completed a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship. University or college? N/A Favourite subject at school: Child Development What I thought I wanted to do: I...
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Name: James Walker Profession: Deskside IT Specialist Attended York High School: 1998 – 2000  Post-16 attended: York College University or college? N/A Favourite subject at school: Science (physics) What I thought I wanted to do: Engineer/Fabricator  What I ended up doing: IT Support How I got here: Anything I do I have to enjoy, this helps me...
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Name: Ellie Hufton Profession: Physiotherapy student Attended York High School: 2015 – 2020 Post-16 attended: York College University or college? University of Bradford Favourite subject at school: Art What I thought I wanted to do: Nursing/physiotherapy  What I ended up doing: Physiotherapy How I got here: Luck! Most useful skill or character trait for my job: Determination Top tip!...
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Name: Adam Cook Profession: University Student, CPF Regional Ambassador, Yorkshire and Humber Attended York High School: 2007 – 2011 Post-16 attended: York College University or college? University of Leeds Favourite subject at school: History What I thought I wanted to do: Police Officer – but ultimately, something that makes a difference in people’s lives.  What I ended up doing: I am a Student at...
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Name: Matthew MacGregor Profession: Senior Account Manager Attended York High School: 1995 – 2000 Post-16 attended: York College University or college? N/A Favourite subject at school: PE, Music, Maths, English What I thought I wanted to do: I wanted to be a PE teacher.  What I ended up doing: I became a sales assistant at the...
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