Category Archives: Vacancies

27 Nov

New College Student receives Diana Award

Current New College Pontefract student, Maisie Graham, age 17 from Barnsley, has been awarded a prestigious Diana Award. The award recognises young people from around the world for going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change. They are awarded for selflessly transforming the lives of others. In April 2015,

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08 Nov

New College gains ‘Working Towards’ TASS accreditation

New College Pontefract has been awarded ‘Working Towards’ status, as part of the process of achieving TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) Dual Career Accreditation. The scheme aims to support the academic life of gifted athletes, and is awarded to providers who can demonstrate an enhanced level of academic flexibility and understanding, allowing athletes to balance their

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28 Sep

NCTSA secures “pot of gold” for schools’ literacy project

The New Collaborative Teaching School Alliance, run from New College Pontefract, has been awarded government funding to improve children’s literacy across Wakefield. The DfE money will be used to finance an ambitious large-scale programme in which school leaders and literacy specialists will work in partnership to meet targets for children’s reading, writing and speaking. Project

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15 Sep

New College Sport Department Awarded Top Marks Again

New College Pontefract’s Sport & Physical Education department has been awarded the Quality Mark with Distinction from the Association for Physical Education for a second time. The top grade, which is awarded for a period of 3 years, is earned for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education and Sport’. New College Principal, Richard

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17 Aug

Exceptional results once again!

Students, staff and governors are proud and delighted with this year’s exam results, which match the outstanding performance achieved in recent years. Our A-Level students of 2017 achieved an overall pass rate of over 99%, a high grade rate of 54% and an A*-C rate of 81%. This is matched by the equally strong performance

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New College Teacher, Ceri Boyle.
17 Jan

New College Pontefract Teacher Wins Inspirational Award

One of New College’s outstanding English Teachers, Ceri Boyle has been awarded a prestigious honour with the University of Oxford for providing inspiration, support and encouragement to their Oxford candidates. Ceri, who is the Head of School of Language, Literature and Culture at the outstanding sixth form College will receive her accolade at the Inspirational

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16 Nov

New College Pontefract CEO receives OBE

Pauline Hagen, CEO of the New Collaborative Learning Trust, received her OBE from Her Majesty the Queen last week at Buckingham Palace in London. Pauline was awarded the OBE “for services to education”. In her role as Principal of New College Pontefract, she has led the college to a Grade 1 Ofsted report in 2013-14,

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16 Sep

New College Bradford gets approval

The DfE have announced this morning that the New Collaborative Learning Trust’s bid to open a new 16-19 free school in Bradford has been approved. Pauline Hagen OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the trust, said: “We are delighted to have approval from the DfE for this exciting project. Work is already underway with our key

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19 May

Best in the North of England for the second year running!

The latest set of figures from the DfE’s Skills Funding Agency have been released this month, revealing that New College Pontefract has the third highest achievement rate of any sixth form college in the country. This means that for the second year running, the college is the best sixth form college in the North of

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