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Deputy Head Academic

Oxford High School for Girls GDSTOxfordshire

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, passionate and ambitious leader to join the Senior Leadership Team as Deputy Head Academic with overarching responsibility for the leadership and management of teaching and learning and the academic provision within the school together with the Academic Leadership Team.       

Candidates must be proven successful leaders of change, collaborative communicators and dedicated team players with high standards. The successful candidate will lead by example in the classroom, participate in all aspects of school leadership, oversee the leadership and management of teaching and learning in the school and will support the Headmistress in shaping the school’s future academic strategy.

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

For further details and to apply for this exciting opportunity please click the apply button.

A letter of application, addressed to Mrs Marina Gardiner Legge, Headmistress, must be included with your application, outlining why you would be suitable for the post.

Closing date: Monday 1st March 2021 at 12pm.

Interviews: To Be Confirmed (potentially 10th March 2021).

Oxford High School and The GDST 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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