On 1st May 2018 we were delighted to welcome York High School into the South Bank Academy Trust. York High joins us as a sponsored academy, with South Bank leader Trevor Burton taking on the role of Executive Headteacher across York High and Millthorpe Schools. Mr Burton is ably supported by Head of School Rod Sims. Although school staff have been working closely with the South Bank Trust sincce September 2017, the school’s official conversion has finally taken place this month. York High School has set out on an improvement journey that will be completed over the next few years and will bring improvements for students at the school. The journey will no doubt be a two-way process, with benefits for both secondary schools in this new partnership arrangement. A special ‘meet and greet’ event has been organized for early May, where Trust Principal Anna Cornhill will officially welcome York High School staff over tea and cake. Teachers will be able to take part in the Learning Networks for senior leaders and SEND straight away and we look forward to embarking on further partnership work between the staff of the two secondary schools.