• Year 10 students explore careers in healthcare
    Year 10 students explore careers in healthcare

    On Thursday 10th October, twenty five Year 10 students took part in the fourth annual Hull and East Riding Health Expo.

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  • Primary pupils experience a taste of High School life
    Primary pupils experience a taste of High School life

    On Thursday 3rd October, primary pupils from across Holderness were given an early taste of High School life as they engaged in a variety of activities at Withernsea High School’s Year 5 and 6 Open Evening.

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Year 10 students explore careers in healthcare

On Thursday 10th October, twenty five Year 10 students took part in the fourth annual Hull and East Riding Health Expo which this year was held at Hull’s DoubleTree Hilton Hotel. 

The event showcased the latest innovations in healthcare in a collaborative effort between local organisations including the East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Hull CCG, City Health Care Partnership, Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust and Hull University Teaching Hospitals Trust.

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New letter to parents/carers released

Please click the links below or go to the letters to parents page to view / download the following letter from Mr Crofts:

11/10/2019 - 'Your Futures' Careers Evening (for parents/carers of students in Years 10 and 11)

 

Primary pupils experience a taste of High School life

On Thursday 3rd October, primary pupils from across Holderness were given an early taste of High School life as they engaged in a variety of activities at Withernsea High School’s Year 5 and 6 Open Evening.

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Achieve with Lone Parent Support

Jobcentre Plus, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, are set to launch a brand new programme specifically aimed at helping to support lone parents in the Withernsea area.

The ALPS (Achieve with Lone Parent Support) programme is designed to remove some of the challenges lone parents may face when looking to move towards employment. It also tackles lack of confidence and self-esteem; teaches resilience and helps participants overcome feelings of isolation as they make friends with people in a similar situation.

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Year 5 and 6 Open Evening - Thursday 3rd October

A reminder that our annual Year 5 and 6 Open Evening takes place tonight, Thursday 3rd October, between 5.00pm and 8.00pm

This popular event provides a fantastic opportunity for parents/carers and their children to tour our school, meet our staff and watch our subject areas come to life through a range of engaging displays and interactive demonstrations.

Please click here for further information
 

 

Friday 4th October - Staff Training Day

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday 4th October, is a scheduled staff training day and the school will be closed to all students. 

Students will return to school at the usual time on Monday 7th October.

Please see the Calendar page under the Information menu for a full list of term dates.

 

 

The well-attended event brought together students from a number of schools and further education establishments around Hull and the East Riding in an effort to raise awareness and educate young people on the dangers of CSE.

The summit’s interactive workshops, drama presentations and real life survivor stories inspired the group to become ‘champions’ of the campaign - to share their knowledge and create a culture of awareness within our own school community.

Towards the end of March, the champions delivered a presentation to students from across the school in a number of special assemblies. Year 8 pupil Robert Westoby gave an introduction and brief explanation of the campaign which was followed by Sixth Form student Sabrina Docherty asking the audience to identify any warning signs a parent may see in their child’s bedroom.

The assembled audience was shown a picture of a child’s bedroom which, to the untrained eye, looked like a regular scene. However, closer inspection revealed a number of warning signs such as an extra mobile phone and unexplained money / gifts which could be potential warning signs of grooming. Sabrina, assisted by Devon Smith - another Year 8 champion, then showed the audience the hidden signs they might have missed.   

 
The champions chose to end their assemblies with a hard-hitting video entitled ‘Kayleigh’s Love Story’ – a film which reconstructs aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood. The Leicestershire schoolgirl was groomed online by Luke Harlow, a man she had never met, before being raped and murdered by his next door neighbour Stephen Beadman. The film was made by Leicestershire police to serve as a warning to children and adults of the dangers of grooming and sexual exploitation following Kayleigh’s tragic death in November 2015.

The decision to end the assembly with the video clip was not an easy one to make. However, the champions felt that although it was hard-hitting, it was a message which needed to be shared. The response from the audience left them in no doubt that the message had been received and understood – you could hear a pin drop at the end of the film. 

Kayleigh's Love Story: You may find some scenes upsetting in this hard-hitting video uploaded by Leicestershire Police.


Child Protection Officer Julie Hare commented: ‘Withernsea High School is committed to promoting the safety and well-being of our students. We believe that educating our young people is imperative. Only with awareness can come understanding. If anyone has any concerns about themselves, or any young person, please contact me directly on 01964 611530.’


ABOVE: Child Protection Officer Julie Hare works with the students who attended the CSE Youth Summit at Hessle High School on Thursday 2nd March.

BELOW: Julie Hare with the student champions against CSE - Robert Westoby, Devon Smith and Sabrina Docherty.