Teacher of English and Drama

York High SchoolYork

September 2021

Salary scale MPS / UPS

York High is a mixed 11–16 school serving a genuinely comprehensive intake.  We have an absolute commitment to maximising the potential of all our students.  During the last three years there have been substantial improvements based on our commitment to genuine staff voice and high quality professional development.


The school prides itself on its honesty and wishes potential applicants to be aware that three years ago our school was judged as a special measures school and three years ago the Ofsted report was an accurate reflection of the school.  Today you will see a school that is unrecognisable from that judgement.  With a dynamic Leadership team, a committed staff body and with the support of our students and community, there is a real commitment to implementing change through high quality teaching and professional development.  Outcomes have improved from a whole school progress 8 score of -0.93 to + 0.04.   We therefore wish to hear from candidates who will be committed to our journey back to good and who will be excited by this challenge.


We are committed to inspiring our young people to maximise their achievement and affording them the widest range of opportunities, both in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities such as taster sessions in partnership with York College, cinema trips and theatre trips.  We have just completed a three year RSC project, involving English, Music and Drama. This was a whole school project and involved developing wider links with York Theatre Royal, our cluster Primary schools and visits to Stratford to work alongside the RSC colleagues. 


This is an exciting opportunity so if you believe that you are or can be an “outstanding” classroom teacher then York High is for you.  

We can offer you a school where you can make a genuine difference, a school with an enthusiastic, determined and passionate leadership team, a school where 98% of the staff are proud to work in and a school that is rapidly improving. 

Don’t just read the advert contact me to arrange a visit or a phone conversation about the role.

For further information, to organise a visit or to request an application pack please contact our recruitment partner, Paula Read at Hays Education.   The Headteacher welcomes visitors to school and these can be arranged through Paula Read at Hays.  


Further information about working at York High School can be found by clicking through the link   https://microsites.hays.co.uk/jobs/york-high-school/index.htm or by contacting Paula Read on telephone 0113 200 3710 or email paula.read@hays.com


The closing date for completed applications is 9am on Friday 9th April

Interviews will take place as soon as possible after this date.


(Please note that we cannot accept CV’s, a school application form must be completed)


York High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


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