Teacher of Classics (Maternity - 2 Terms starting September 2018), Oxford

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Dragon SchoolOxford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: According to the Dragon pay scale pro rata
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Dragon seeks to appoint an exceptional candidate to teach Classics to Years 5 to 8 who will be willing to make a wide contribution to the life of this busy, exciting and successful school. The position would suit a teacher with senior school (independent or maintained sector) experience, as well as those who have experience of teaching children of prep school age (8-13 years), whether as a newly qualified teacher (NQT), teaching for a number of years or new to teaching. Children take Common Entrance and Scholarship exams to leading senior schools at the end of Year 8.     

This role if for 2 terms only, starting 1 September 2018 and ending Easter terms 2019.

The Dragon School was founded in 1877 to educate the sons of dons.  From these modest beginnings the School has grown to be an internationally renowned independent day and boarding preparatory school for over 600 boys and girls aged 8 to 13.  In September 1995 the School (which has charitable status) opened a pre-prep called Lynams on the Woodstock Road for about 200 more children aged 4 to 7.   

The Dragon was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in November 2014 and was found to be “Excellent” in all areas of teaching and pastoral care and “Exceptional” with regard to “The Quality of Pupils’ Achievements and Learning”.   

We have a staff compliment of over 300 full and part time individuals includes 120 teachers, 35 visiting music and learning support teachers, 30 teaching assistants, 35 pastoral staff and 90 support and administrative staff.  A further range of individuals provide sports coaching and specialist services on a contract basis.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Address: Bardwell Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6SS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 315400
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The Dragon Preparatory School (for 8-13 year olds), together with the Dragon Pre-Preparatory School (for 4-7 year olds), is one of the best known schools in the country and numbers amongst its former pupils a very wide range of successful men and wom...