Whether this is the first step in your teaching career, the next step towards greatness or somewhere in between, you will find OHS a workplace like no other.

Working alongside brilliant and inspiring colleagues, you will have the opportunity of teaching and interacting with wonderful, inspirational and intellectually curious girls as well leveraging the unique benefits of being a member of the GDST, the UK’s largest and most effective secondary school teaching network. With plentiful opportunities for progression and development – whether your interests lie in stretching the most able children, in pastoral support or in the world of extra-curricular activities – the only real question is where will you focus?

English Teacher

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English Teacher

Required from September 2020
Full time
Competitive salary plus benefits

If you are a well-qualified and enthusiastic English Teacher seeking to work in a dynamic and creative school with exceptional academic results, this role offers a great opportunity for you to join our thriving and experienced team.

Teaching across the 11-18 age group, you will play a key role providing an excellent education for all the school’s pupils by teaching with expertise and enthusiasm and offering support to the learning of individual students.

If you are passionate about teaching English in this influential department, we would like to hear from you. Applications from NQTs are warmly welcomed.

English at Oxford High School

The English Department is lively, committed, and friendly. We have a dynamic, academic and fun programme for KS3, which seeks to engage students with our subject whilst preparing them for the challenges of KS4. All girls take both English and English Literature IGCSE, following the CIE 0900 and 0992 courses respectively. We then offer the OCR H472 English Literature A level, which students find both challenging and engaging. A healthy number go on to read English at university each year, including Oxbridge. Our results in public examinations are excellent: in 2019 89% of students achieved grades 7-9 (70% of those 8 or 9) in IGCSE Language, and 85% grade 7-9 in IGCSE Literature.

To apply for this vacancy please complete an application form and submit to the Interim Head, Dr Helen Stringer, at oxfvacancies@oxf.gdst.net


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Closing date: Friday 31st January 2020 at 12pm.
Interviews : Friday 14th February 2020.


Head of French (with possibility of Head of MFL for suitable candidate)

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Head of French (with possibility of Head of MFL for suitable candidate)

Full time
Required from September 2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

Oxford High School is seeking an experienced Teacher/Head of French to lead and manage the teaching of this popular subject.

There is also the possibility of Head of MFL for a suitable candidate

If you offer both excellent subject knowledge and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate staff and pupils, this role offers an excellent career opportunity within a leading independent day school in Oxford.

Utilising your resources efficiently and effectively, you will ensure the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with school policy across the faculty. With your excellent subject knowledge and leadership skills you will ensure that high standards of leadership and management are realised throughout the faculty and that high standards of teaching and learning are delivered.

If you have the necessary leadership skills to lead and manage staff to work toward a common goal, are an excellent subject teacher who can lead by example, but most importantly have a passion and drive for Languages and French as a whole, we would be delighted to hear from you.

In return we can provide a friendly and welcoming work environment, students who are spirited, enthusiastic and passionate about learning, a competitive salary and career development opportunities.

Modern Foreign Languages at Oxford High School

The Modern Foreign Language (MFL) faculty promotes the teaching of six foreign languages including Russian, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish. French is taught as a compulsory subject in Year 7 and as an optional subject from Year 8. The students are keen and motivated and enjoy extra-curricular activities such as clubs, lectures, language days and a residential home stay/exchange in France. The Modern Languages Faculty comprises ten teachers who add an international flavour to the Oxford High staff and are most welcoming and supportive.

To apply for this vacancy please complete an application form and submit to the Interim Head, Dr Helen Stringer, at oxfvacancies@oxf.gdst.net

For internal candidates only: please submit a letter of application to Dr Helen Stringer at vacancies@oxf.gdst.net


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Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020 at 12pm.
Interviews : Thursday 6th February and Thursday 13th February 2020.


About Oxford High School

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.

Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.

As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

Oxford High School and the GDST (Charity No 306983) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service

Come and see for yourself

We are always happy to welcome you for a visit to our school, so that you can see for yourself how our girls learn, flourish and excel. Check for the next open morning or get in touch.

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