• British Science Week
    British Science Week

    Hot on the heels of National Careers Week came British Science Week – an annual event run by the British Science Association in celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

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  • National Careers Week
    National Careers Week

    Monday 4th March signalled the start of National Careers Week – a celebration of careers guidance in schools across the UK. This annual event provides a focus on future careers at an important stage in the academic calendar, helping to support young people - particularly those who are about to leave compulsory education - as they consider their future options.

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British Science Week

Hot on the heels of National Careers Week came British Science Week – an annual event run by the British Science Association in celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

This year, Withernsea High School’s Science Faculty revisited the theme of Harry Potter and ‘The Science behind the Magic’. Last used four years ago, this successful theme aims to show how magical concepts can be explained and reproduced using real-life Science skills and techniques.

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National Careers Week

Monday 4th March signalled the start of National Careers Week – a celebration of careers guidance in schools across the UK. This annual event provides a focus on future careers at an important stage in the academic calendar, helping to support young people - particularly those who are about to leave compulsory education - as they consider their future options.

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Vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies...

Teaching Staff

• Teacher of Mathematics  
• Teacher of Art and Design

Support Staff

• Teaching Assistant (Level 1)
• Teaching Assistant (Level 2)
• Admin Support Assistant (with First Aid)

Please visit our Vacancies page for further information about these positions.


 

HPV Vaccinations

A reminder that vaccinations for girls in Years 8 and 9 take place this Friday, 15th March.

In the interest of comfort and convenience, students receiving vaccinations are reminded to wear a short-sleeved top or their PE shirt for the morning.

If parents/carers have any questions about these vaccinations, they are welcome to speak to Carol Clark (Immunisation Coordinator) on 07718192106

Thank you.


Parent Governor Nominations

We are seeking nominations from parents willing to serve on the school governing body. There are currently two vacancies to be filled.

Further, more detailed information can be found in the letter to parents/carers below.

Also attached are nomination forms in both PDF and Microsoft Word format.

1) - Parent Governor Nomination - Letter to Parents/Carers

2) - Nomination Form (PDF)

3) - Nomination Form (Word)

Treatment progressing well for former student Josh Barnfather

Since being diagnosed with angiosarcoma, a cancer affecting the inner lining of the blood vessels, 31 year old Josh Barnfather has been tackling the disease head-on thanks to the support of a large number of organisations, well-wishers, friends and family who are helping to fund experimental life-extending treatment.

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Year 7 conquer castles project


As part of the Norman Conquest unit of their History lessons, Year 7 were recently tasked with designing and building their own version of a motte-and-bailey or stone castle which they believed would be capable of withstanding an enemy attack.

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Broaden their horizons

Our curriculum offers a fabulous range of subjects and appeals to students with many different interests. We want students to immerse themselves in studying subjects they know they enjoy and to broaden their experience by trying something new. We run numerous clubs and offer a wealth of extra-curricular activities. Our students are encouraged think globally and act locally: our aspirations are for young people to lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and that they should see no barriers as to what and where they can achieve this.

These aspirations are underpinned with a strong sense of, and respect for, community. All our students are known, cared for and supported. We invest time in building positive relationships with them and their families that are built on trust and that nurture confidence.


Develop the skills and attributes to succeed in a changing world


Learning is at the heart of all we do. We want young people not just to learn so they can be successful in examinations, but so they can develop the transferable skills to use as they move on to higher education, training and work. We have high expectations of how students study and encourage independence and responsibility for homework and revision. Our high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme supports our students in making good choices and provides many opportunities for them to practise and demonstrate their skills.

Working effectively with others is fundamental to success in life. We encourage cooperative working, insist on respect for others and maintain high standards of behaviour and conduct. As a result ours is a respectful, tolerant and friendly school.


Achieve excellent outcomes


Our staff strive for excellence in all that they do. They carry the hopes and aspirations of young people with them and take that responsibility seriously. We know that, beyond developing confident and independent young people, it matters greatly how well students achieve at GCSE and A level. Helping our students to achieve the very best that they can, even more than they thought possible, is our goal.


Our school values are:

Showing respect and taking responsibility