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“PATH” – Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope



On 8th January staff, governors and other community members met together to dream the dream for Burton Green.  We used a process called a “PATH” (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) to really consider our vision for the school, also taking into account feedback we have had from pupils’ and parents.  Some of our key aims for the coming year, which feed directly into our school development plan are:

  • To further develop our extended schools provision with a range of before and after school clubs
  • To hold an “Aspiration Week” in the summer term, with lots of visitors to the school, to help us raise our pupils aspirations and consider the possibilities of future careers, therefore understanding the purpose of school
  • To further develop our school environment to really allow for immersive learning by providing inspirational and creative thematic learning environments linked to areas of learning
  • To further develop outside areas to provide more forest schools opportunities and create allotment and picnic areas

If you would like to hear more about our vision day, or are able to support in any of our areas of development, please do come and talk to me or any of the team !

Mrs K Clark-Davies

York Minster Carol Service

Staff, parents, grandparents and friends from the six Hope Learning Trust York schools (Manor CE Academy, Vale of York Academy, Barlby High School, Burton Green Primary, Poppleton Ousebank Primary and Forest of Galtres Anglican Methodist Primary) are invited to join the Hope Community Choir which will perform at Manor’s annual Carol Service on Tuesday 5 December at York Minster.

Dave Lowe, Choirmaster and Head of Music at Manor CE Academy, said “Our carol concert in the Minster is always spectacular. Once again, our passionate young musicians and new musical arrangements promise to make this another remarkable and unique occasion. This year though, we wanted to do something even more special to involve the Hope family – and so the Hope Community Choir was born!”

Anyone interested in joining the Hope Community Choir should register online at with their name and the school they are connected to. Rehearsals will be held at Manor CE Academy from 5.30pm-6.30pm, in the school hall (next to reception) on:
• 16 November
• 23 November
• 30 November

Please bring a pencil and bottle of water with you. There will be a sound check at 6.30pm on 5 December in the Minster, before the service starts at 7.30pm. The choir will sing a featured performance this year accompanied by the Manor Concert Orchestra and they’ll also be seated at the front of the Minster (great view) to lead the singing of the congregation carols.

Macmillan coffee morning

It was lovely to see everyone at the Macmillan coffee morning. We were especially pleased to welcome Margaret who visited from Morrell House and enjoyed talking to everyone. We raised £110.76 so thank you again for your support and donations of the lovely cakes. #macmillancoffeemorning