Withernsea High School

Withernsea High School

Inspiring confident young people to thrive in a changing world

Teaching Staff Vacancies

Teaching Staff Vacancies


Position: Teacher of Drama with English (Maternity Cover)

Contract type: Fixed Term (Maternity Cover) 

Hours: 1.0 FTE

Pay: MPS / UPS

Closing date: Thursday 7th December 2023 (midday)


The Creative Arts department at Withernsea High School are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Drama/English teacher. This is a temporary post to start in January 2024 to cover the maternity leave of a colleague and will cease after one year, or when the colleague returns from maternity leave, whichever is the soonest.

We anticipate the post will be predominantly for the delivery of drama at KS3 and KS4, but there may be a small amount of English teaching. In addition to curriculum delivery, there will be opportunities to continue to develop our wide ranging extra-curricular programme.

Withernsea High School is a smaller than average local authority maintained secondary school, situated in a pleasant rural coastal area. Our most recent Ofsted inspection, in November 2021, maintained our ‘Good’ grading across all areas and we pride ourselves on being a school at the heart of our community.

We aim to provide an excellent and relevant education for our students, broadening their horizons through our curriculum of the Head, Hand and Heart and striving to prepare them for exciting and varied futures as respectful and responsible people.

To help us realise our ambitions we seek applications from an outstanding Teacher of Drama, who is not just passionate about their subject and committed to the profession, but who is ambitious for our young people and the community we serve.  Applications are invited from both newly qualified and experienced professionals. As part of our team, we can offer you: 

  • A unique opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of students.

  • A highly skilled ambitious, committed, and supportive team who are passionate about the difference we can make to our young people, staff, families, and the wider community.

  • A flourishing department, with governors and senior management who value and recognise the importance of a strong creative arts offer for students.

  • A collaborative and positive environment with colleagues who care

At Withernsea High School, we are committed to the well-being of our community and recognise that our staff and students are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged, and supported to achieve their very best.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and talented teacher who is eager to inspire and challenge. If you care about the success of your students and colleagues, and have the determination to make that success a reality, we would welcome your application.


Further information: 

If you would like an information discussion regarding this role, please contact Mr Richard Mabbott, Assistant Headteacher, email mabbottr@wscampus.net


Application pack: 



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Application packs are also available by post. Please contact Mrs K Burton (Headteacher's PA) on 01964 613133 or email burtonk@wscampus.net 


How to apply:

Simply complete the relevant application form and return to:

Mrs K Burton (Headteacher's PA)
Withernsea High School
Hull Road
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU19 2EQ

01964 613133


Information about the school

Withernsea High School is a smaller than average local authority maintained secondary school for students aged 11-16.

Situated in Holderness, East Riding of Yorkshire, with a coastal location, it has all the advantages of a pleasant rural environment.

There is affordable housing in the seaside town of Withernsea and in the surrounding villages house prices are relatively low.

Located approximately 18 miles to the east of Hull, the 2017 City of Culture, The school serves the population of southern Holderness and currently educates around 750 pupils.

The school benefitted from a rebuild and refurbishment in 2016 and as such is spacious, modern and fully resourced.

Our Ofsted inspection in November 2021 rated the school Good in all areas. It identified that: 

Pupils at this school are welcoming. A strong sense of tolerance and respect for others develops through the curriculum of the ‘head, hand, and heart’.

Pupils are focused in lessons. Teachers deal quickly with rare instances of off task behaviour. Pupils respond to teachers’ instructions well. At social times, pupils’ behaviour is calm. There are clear rules and routines which pupils understand and follow. Expectations of pupils are high.

Leaders have identified key aims in the curriculum. These include helping to ‘broaden horizons’ for pupils. The personal development curriculum has been carefully planned to achieve this aim. One pupil told inspectors that an important aim of the school was ‘to make people feel welcome, no matter who they are’.

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