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?

Head of Academic Support and SENDCo

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Head of Academic Support and SENDCo

Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Start date: September 2022

We are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic SENDCo to play a key role in our dynamic and creative school, which has exceptional academic results. This role offers a fantastic opportunity for you to join our thriving and experienced team.

We are a school which is absolutely committed to making sure that all students achieve at the highest possible level and we are looking for someone who is equally passionate about young people and helping them to overcome any obstacles in their way.

The successful candidate will join our small but dedicated Academic Support Department and will line-manage the Learning Support Teacher and Teacher of EAL.

For further details and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Closing date: Wednesday 18th May 2022, at 12 noon
Interviews: Week beginning Monday 23rd May 2022

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

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

Visiting Teacher of Music: Saxophone

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Visiting Teacher of Music: Saxophone

Self-employed
Required from September 2022

We are looking for an outstanding teacher or teachers of saxophone to join our thriving Music Department, within a highly successful girls’ school. Teaching is required both in the Prep School (Years 3-6) and the Senior School (Years 7-13).

We are also advertising for a flute teacher and are open to the possibility that both roles might be filled by the same person.

The role
The successful candidate will be an outstanding musician, an effective communicator, and an inspiring teacher, able to teach saxophone from beginner to Grade 8 standard and to promote interest in the instrument within the school. You will teach individual saxophone pupils throughout the school age range (Year 3-13). Depending on the interests and skills of the appointee, there may also be opportunities to coach ensembles and to take part in school performances.

You will be engaged on a self-employed basis, term-time only. You will be responsible for creating your own timetable, in line with school guidelines, to ensure weekly lessons of 35 minutes (30 minutes at Prep) are taught to your pupils. The number of pupils will vary due to demand. Numbers of saxophone pupils are currently very low, and we are very keen to build up interest in playing the instrument. The successful candidate will have opportunities to promote the instrument in school, e.g. by playing to classes.

For further details and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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As part of the application process, please indicate in your covering letter whether you wish to be considered only as a saxophone teacher or as a flute teacher as well.

Closing date: Monday 23rd May 2022, at 9 a.m.
Interviews: Friday 27th May 2022

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

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

Visiting Teacher of Music: Flute

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Visiting Teacher of Music: Flute

Self-employed
Required from September 2022

We are looking for an outstanding teacher or teachers of flute to join our thriving Music Department, within a highly successful girls’ school. Teaching is required both in the Prep School (Years 3-6) and the Senior School (Years 7-13).

Some saxophone teaching on both Prep and Senior sites may also be available for a suitably qualified candidate.

The role
The successful candidate will be an outstanding musician, an effective communicator, and an inspiring teacher, able to teach flute from beginner to post-Grade 8 standard. You will teach individual flute pupils throughout the school age range (Years 3-13). Please indicate whether you are keen to work across the whole age range of the Prep and Senior schools, or whether you are only interested in one of these. Depending on the interests and skills of the appointee, there may also be opportunities to coach ensembles and to take part in school performances.

You will be engaged on a self-employed basis, term-time only. You will be responsible for creating your own timetable, in line with school guidelines, to ensure weekly lessons of 35 minutes (30 minutes at Prep) are taught to your pupils. The number of pupils will vary due to demand but is likely initially to be approximately 6-8 pupils per week at the Prep School and a similar number in the Senior School.

For further details and to apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

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Please indicate in your covering letter whether you are interested in teaching at the Prep School, the Senior School, or both, and please indicate whether you wish to be considered only as a flute teacher or as a saxophone teacher as well.

Closing date: Monday 23rd May 2022, at 9 a.m.
Interviews: Friday 27th May 2022

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

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

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
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

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

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