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/aykDIepMfu11 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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Holly Walker

Left: 2008

Probation Officer

Name: Holly Walker

Achievement: Probation Officer

Year of leaving school: 2008

I went to Canon Lee from 2003 to 2008. I went on to York College and completed a National Diploma in Uniformed Public Services. I then went to the University of Leeds and completed a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice where I achieved a 2:1. 

When I completed University in 2013 I wanted to become a Probation Officer but wanted to gain some life experience as I felt I needed to do this before applying as in my view it is a serious job. I wanted to enjoy being able to earn money. I initially worked at Sainsbury’s as a customer assistant and within a year I trained to become a duty manager in a convenience store. I spent three years at Sainsbury’s,  and whilst doing this I did some volunteering as a custody visitor on an evening and weekend to gain some experience working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system.

I went on to apply for a graduate job in Probation. I was successful and spent the first 15 months completing my training which involved doing another degree at Sheffield Hallam alongside working full time gaining experience in the field. I started in 2016 and continue to work for the National Probation Service managing high risk of harm offenders. It is a tough job, a lot of responsibility but at times a very rewarding role which I enjoy. There are many different areas to go into, I am currently in the Community but will be moving to Full Sutton Prison in the New Year to do the same role. 

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