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?

We 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 DBS.

Teacher of Geography

Part time, 0.40-0.50 FTE
Required from September 2019 or January 2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of Geography with the ability to inspire, excite and motivate pupils to join a thriving and experienced department within a leading independent day school in Oxford.

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. We aim to challenge students’ perception of the world through engaging and stimulating lessons and extra-curricular activities from fieldwork, expeditions and trips.

Applications from NQTs are warmly welcomed.

Geography at Oxford High School

Geography is a popular subject at Oxford High School and we pride ourselves on excellent academic success. Our GCSE (95% grades 7-9) and A level results (91.5% A*/B 5 year average) speak volumes for both the dedication of students and staff and the high esteem that Geography is held by the school community.

We offer a whole range of enrichment activities, and fieldwork where we reinforce class-based learning with experience from other investigations and activities such as trips, lectures, competitions and our termly Geography film night etc.

Most importantly we are a well-resourced department which enables students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding from a broad range of both human and physical themes. We aim to provide a variety of teaching and learning experiences within a supportive and friendly atmosphere and hope to build upon and nurture our girls’ natural interest in their place in the world and to inspire their learning beyond the confines of the course.

About Oxford High School

Founded over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School is a dynamic and creative school with exceptional academic results. Our students are spirited, enthusiastic and passionate about learning. The school is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK. The GDST is at the forefront of education for girls and has a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a strong professional development programme. These benefits 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




Please return the Application Form to the Headmaster, Dr Philip Hills, by emailing: oxfvacancies@oxf.gdst.net

Closing date: 9am Monday 20th May 2019.

Interviews: Interviews Wednesday 22nd May 2019.


Visiting Teacher of Violin and Viola

Self Employed

Required from September 2019

We are looking for an outstanding teacher of Violin and Viola to join our thriving Music Department, within a highly successful girls’ school.

The role

The successful candidate will be an outstanding musician, an effective communicator, and an inspiring teacher, able to teach violin and viola from beginner to post grade 8 standard.  Applications are equally welcome from violinists or viola players; outstanding teaching is the main priority.

You will teach individual violin and viola pupils throughout the senior school age range (Year 7 to Year 13).  Depending on the interests and skills of the appointee, there may also be opportunities to coach ensembles and orchestra. A large number of pupils here take ABRSM exams and there are many opportunities for girls to perform in school; part of your role is to inspire them to take up these opportunities and help them prepare.

You will be engaged on a self-employed basis, term time only.  You will be responsible for creating your own timetable to ensure weekly lessons of 35-minutes are taught to your pupils.  The number of pupils may vary due to demand, but is likely to be 10-12 pupils at first and you are required to deliver 30 lessons per year. Visiting music teachers (VMTs) all charge the same tuition rate, which is agreed annually by them and are required to pay a small annual hire charge for the room provided for teaching. VMTs are required to hold their own Public Liability Insurance.

The school

Oxford High School is the only independent school in Oxford to receive the coveted rating of Exceptional in its last inspection.  The Music Department is popular and active, with approximately 250 individual music lessons per week delivered by 25 visiting music teachers.  The VMTs are an engaging group of outstanding musicians and the department is a lively place. ABRSM exams are hosted at school each term and there are a high proportion of distinction and merits. Several of our advanced students pass diplomas while still at school. The department offers a broad range of ensembles, from beginner to advanced level.  The senior ensembles regularly perform in prestigious venues around Oxford.



Completed applications forms and a cover letter addressed to the Director of Music, Dr Peter Foster, should be emailed to Human Resources at: hr@oxf.gdst.net

The closing date is 9 am on Thursday 6rd June 2019.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 11th June 2019.


We are committed to the safeguarding of children, and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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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