Director of Art, Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Headington SchoolOxford, Oxfordshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: In line with HSO Teaching scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Start date: September 2018 Salary: In line with HSO Teaching scale

Headington is a vibrant and welcoming school set in 23 acres on the outskirts of Oxford. 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 are looking for an inspirational leader who will relish the challenge to lead this vibrant and highly successful Art Department, one of the leading departments in the country.  Excellent subject knowledge and an ability to use varied and innovative teaching techniques in order to promote learning to motivated and highly able girls are essential. A large number of girls choose Art as a subject at GCSE and in the Sixth Form and every year a significant number go on to study Fine Art and Architecture at university level. The Art Department is housed in a purpose built Art School, with four open plan studios, a darkroom and mezzanine floor gallery/studio and the School is currently looking to build a new Art School in the future. This position has become available following the retirement of our highly esteemed current Director of Art and will be an excellent opportunity for the successful applicant to steer the future of Art at the School

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

Please apply by Tuesday 27th February

Interviews will take place during week beginning 5th March

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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More about Headington School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Headington Road, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7TD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1865 759 100
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