Working at Hornsea School & Language College

Hornsea School & Language College is a very successful rural comprehensive school, with over 1100 students and approximately 190 staff.  The school is recognised as being Good by Ofsted and has enjoyed national recognition for academic progress. The School has an innovative and committed leadership team who manage the school in a way that engages the enthusiasm and support of the staff, parents/carers and students. The School’s success has therefore come as a result of the dedication and passion from all of these stakeholders.

Staff feel their views and opinions are both listened to and valued and are proud to be a member of staff at HSLC (Staff Survey 2021). This enthusiasm and commitment to the students and School enables everyone to benefit from a respectful and mutually supportive relationship between both the teaching and support staff.

Applying for a Vacancy

Further information about each vacancy and an application form can be accessed to the right of this page. Each vacancy has an applicant book attached to provide information on the post. If you have any special requirements regarding access to the vacancy information please contact Rachel Corkish on the above details.

To apply for one of our vacancies please download the appropriate application form by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this page. Once completed, please return your application form by post to Rachel Corkish, Hornsea School and Language College, Eastgate, Hornsea, HU18 1DW or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note, only applications made on the standard application forms will be accepted. CV’s will not be accepted.

Hornsea School & Language College pursues equality of opportunity in employment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. For further details on this please read our Child Protection Policy. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. Most posts are subject to an Enhanced Criminal Records Check prior to starting work at our School. For more information please read our Criminal Record Check Policy (including the Policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders).

In line with KCSiE guidance, as part of the shortlisting process HSLC will consider carrying out an online search as part of their due diligence on any shortlisted candidates. This is to help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with the applicant at interview. For further details on this, please click here.

Please note, the school does not have the resources to send individual notifications to all applicants who are not short listed so if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, you should assume you have been unsuccessful.

Current Vacancies

Teacher of English
Required from September 2024 MPS or UPS dependent upon experience

At HSLC, our ethos is very simple: be useful, be kind and insist that the students become the very best that they can be.

If our ethos resonates with your own and you are an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher, you may be the person we are looking for to join our motivated and successful English department. We seek the very best practitioner who can consistently teach excellent, engaging lessons across Key Stages 3 and 4. The ability to teach Key Stage 5 is desirable, but not essential. You will be able to enthuse and inspire our students with your love for the subject and your creative teaching and personality.

HSLC is a supportive and encouraging place to work and has been graded as ‘Good’ by Ofsted since 2005. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We believe in our mission of actively broadening horizons and promote our core values of being useful and kind.                                                                          

If our ethos resonates with your own and you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our young people, then we are keen to hear from you.

What we offer:

  • Support and line management from an experienced Head of Department;
  • A highly effective centralised behaviour system which ensures consistency and rewards good behaviour – there is minimal low-level disruption in classrooms meaning you can make a real difference to our students;
  • A strong staff community and positive team culture;
  • One additional non-contact period per fortnight for CPD activities - CPD is research led and starts as soon as you are appointed;
  • Subject specific policies focused on what is right for you as a department - we do not have bureaucratic and onerous policies;
  • Regular feedback from learning walks and work scrutinies helping you to continuously develop - no formal graded lesson observations!

The successful candidate will be:

  • An inspirational teacher of English who will enthuse our students;
  • A determined and innovative practitioner with a desire to succeed and to help others do so;
  • A team player who is keen to work with others and proactively does whatever it takes to achieve the outcomes that enable our students to make ambitious life choices;
  • Aligned to our values and mission - if you believe in our core principles you will love being part of HSLC!

Potential applicants are welcome to visit the school for a tour. Please contact Rachel Corkish, HR & Support Services Manager by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a mutually convenient time.

Completed application forms should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 20th May 2024


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