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Selby High School

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Selby High School is a thriving, successful, vibrant, forward thinking, caring, popular and energetic secondary school, recognised by the DofE as one of the 100 most improved schools in England in the last four years and with results that place the school in the top 25% of all schools in England.   The ‘can do’ ethos at the school ensures the very best for each and every one of its students.  Following our recent successful OfSTED inspection, everyone at the school is eager to move towards outstanding in every area.  Selby, located in North Yorkshire, benefits from good commuter links with York and Leeds.

Selby High School is an equal opportunities employer. We have a robust child protection policy and are committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and young people.

As a school we work in a positive and supportive environment with learning and teaching at the heart of all that we do. We have committed and talented staff who aim to inspire everyone in our school community with a love of learning and, by doing so, maximising students’ life chances.  We provide all our staff with a laptop computer and a full professional development and induction programme, both of which have been judged to be outstanding.

Please visit our Policies page for the most up to date policies including Safeguarding & Child Protection and the Equalities Scheme which are part of the interview process.


Current Vacancies

KS4 Lead Teacher, English

Required January 2018

PSalary: MPS + TLR 2.1

Are you ready for an exciting role as part of the leadership team of our successful English team from January, 2018?  Have you already made an impact within your current team, and feel ready to develop your skills further? This is a superb opportunity for an aspiring, imaginative and inspirational teacher to join an established and forward-thinking faculty where you will play a crucial role in taking the team on the next step of its journey.  The successful candidate will work in a caring and energetic school where students achieve and make sustained progress as a result of our ‘can do’ ethos. 

In return, we offer you the opportunity to work with our remarkable students and colleagues, where your contribution to the English team and the school as a whole, will be valued.  Working in a friendly, aspirational school community, we invite you to join us in our commitment to inspire every student with the skills, resilience, independence and confidence they need to achieve their potential. As a leader within the school, we have an extensive CPD programme to support you in your career.  We also provide all our staff with a laptop computer and tablet device.

This is a critical leadership post supporting the Faculty Leader to deliver outstanding teaching and learning at key stage 4.    This post is an ideal stepping stone for those wishing to progress further into school leadership.  We are looking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic, dynamic, ambitious teacher and middle leader, who possesses the ability, drive and desire to:

  • lead by example in developing learning and teaching
  • take a highly visible and key role within the school
  • help lead, motivate and develop an effective team of English teachers
  • make a difference to the life chances of all our students
  • passionately buy into the school’s ‘can do’ culture
  • embrace the change agenda
  • engage with new technologies
  • be a trendsetter and risk taker
  • see self-evaluation and the use of diagnostics tools at the heart of improving learning and teaching.

Excellent learning and teaching is at the heart of all that we do and is supported with a full professional development programme and outstanding induction programme.

Visits to the school from prospective candidates are welcome.  Selby is located in picturesque North Yorkshire and benefits from good commuter links with York and Leeds. Visits can be organised by contacting the SLT PA, Caroline Airth on 01757 244833 or

To apply please download and send the completed application form for the attention of Caroline Airth:

Please click here for the Application Pack

Closing date: Noon on Monday 9th October, 2017.  Applicants will be informed if they have been shortlisted by Friday 13th October, 2017.  Interviews will be conducted week commencing the 16th October, 2017.


Our Talent Pool


If you would like to join the Teaching Team at Selby High School, and would like us to keep you on record for future positions please complete the application form and return it to



Non Teaching

If you would like to join the Catering Team, Site Team, Cleaning Team or the Administration Team, and would like us to keep you on record for future positions please complete the application form stating what position you would be interested in and return it to

Application Form