Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyNational Offer Day for secondary school places is tomorrow. We can’t wait to welcome the new cohort of Vale of York students to our wonderful school!! https://t.co/k0IoTR62iO9 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 8s, are you thinking about your option choices? You can choose to study a subject you haven't studied before, such as Design Engineering. Find out more here https://t.co/aykDIepMfu10 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 8s, are you thinking about your option choices? You can choose to study a subject you haven't studied before, such as Business Studies. Find out more here https://t.co/SmuV0FsnoU1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 8s, are you thinking about your option choices and looking for something new? You can choose to study a subject you haven't studied before, such as Creative Media. Find out more here https://t.co/Zczq25jKR52 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 8s, are you thinking about your option choices? You can choose to study a subject you haven't studied before, such as Psychology. Find out more here https://t.co/vZL9xxPah63 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWe're really looking forward to welcoming all students back to school on 8 March! Please take a look at Mr Eastaugh's message for a few things you'll need to know before then https://t.co/qVdRgrNJhm3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyTo find out more about all of the subjects available to our students from Year 9 onwards, take a look at our subject videos - they're split into Core, Open and EBacc. Have a browse and get in touch if you have any questions https://t.co/A8BV0RW4py3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @SentamuAcademy: Click the following link to see The Parents' Guide to National Careers Week Link: https://t.co/Lbbk0Wdz2O #TeamArchie…3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyIn case anyone missed our Year 8 Virtual Parents Evening which focused on the options process, you can find all of the info online here https://t.co/HgxLirRYkZ4 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyWe're looking forward to seeing our Year 8 students and their parents/carers at our Virtual Parents' Evening later today. We'll be looking at everything related to the options process. There's loads of info on our website and in our Options Brochure https://t.co/HgxLirRYkZ4 days ago
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Claire Malcolm

Left: 1986

Chief Executive: New Writing North

Name: Claire Malcolm

Achievement: Chief Executive – New Writing North

Year of leaving school: 1986

I graduated from Canon Lee in 1986. I loved school and learning and was always mad about the creative arts and history. However, at school I was always in lower sets for English as my spelling was poor. I left Canon Lee, was the first person in my family to make my way to university and ended up finding my way into working in the literature industries via stints in art galleries and theatres.

For 23 years I’ve been the Chief Executive of New Writing North, the reading and writing organisation for the North of England which is based in Newcastle and works across the North. I now run literary prizes and awards, produce a festival, publish books and every day work with amazing writers whose work I admire. I never thought that this would be possible when I was 16 and leaving school.

I would say to students that finding your passion and going all out for working out how you can find work and build a career in that industry or profession is the key. Also, be open to where opportunities might take you but always put yourself forward for them and work harder than everyone else to stand out and make a success of them. I now oversee recruitment and these are still the traits that I look for in entry level employees. 

Working class kids from York can end up in creative and interesting jobs if they work hard.

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