Teacher of English, York

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York High SchoolYork

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English

September 2019

MPS / UPS (suitable for NQTs)


York High is a mixed 11–16 school serving a genuinely comprehensive intake.  We have an absolute commitment to inclusion and making a difference to the life chances of all our students.  Our new building and committed team of staff have enabled us to transform the expectations of our young people and their community in the last 10 years.  It is also reflected in the number of families applying for places at our school.  You will be working in a school where teachers can teach and students can learn.  We value our staff and are improving our school through genuine staff voice and high quality professional development.


The school prides itself on its honesty, and wishes potential applicants to be aware that the school is currently in Special Measures.  However, with a new dynamic Leadership team, and with the support of our students and community, there is a real commitment to implementing change through high quality teaching and professional development.  We therefore wish to hear from candidates who will be committed to our journey and who will be excited by this challenge.


We are well resourced with a considerable range of textbooks, a substantial media library, wide range of subject-based software and online teaching and learning resources.  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.

We welcome and encourage visits to school, where you will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff, students and Headteacher to learn a little more about our ethos, vision and journey.


For further information, to organise a visit or to request an application pack please contact our recruitment partner, Paula Read at Hays Education. 


For further information about working at York High School please click through the link https://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/yorkhighschool


Telephone 0113 200 3710 or email paula.read@hays.com


The closing date for completed applications is Monday 20th May at 9am 

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after this date 


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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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Cornlands Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 3WZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1904 555500