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Headington SchoolOxfordshire


Start date: September 2021 Salary: In line with HSO Teaching scale

Headington is a vibrant and welcoming school set in 23 acres close to Oxford city centre. In an environment where individuals come first, Headington is renowned for its commitment to academic excellence, pastoral support and an impressive range of extra-curricular opportunities.

We have an exciting opportunity to become the Housemistress/Housemaster of our Sixth Form House, working alongside the wider Sixth Form Management Team. We are looking to appoint an experienced, outgoing and enthusiastic Housemistress/Housemaster to lead and work with a dedicated residential team delivering high quality pastoral care for our diverse mix of boarders. Boarding is at the heart of Headington’s community and the Housemistress/Housemaster will be responsible for a sizeable house of Sixth Form students and is the line manager for a team of boarding staff.

As well as supporting the boarders within school, the Housemistress/Housemaster at Headington will represent the public face of boarding and will be actively involved in marketing boarding at Headington during open events, tours of prospective parents and other promotional activities.

Applicants will also be required to teach 0.5 of a timetable and any teaching discipline will be considered. Family self-contained accommodation is available all year round. The Housemistress/Housemaster will report directly to the Pastoral Director of Sixth Form and the Head of Boarding.

If you are interested in applying for this position please refer to our website:  for a job specification and application form.

Please send your completed application form and covering letter to

Closing date: 12 April, applications to be reviewed upon receipt 

Interviews: To be arranged soon after the closing date with in person visits planned w/c 19 April

Applicants must be able to provide evidence of having the right to live and work in the UK and be prepared to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Headington School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS and barred lists checks. The School expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Headington School is an equal opportunities employer.

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