Head of French (with possibility of MFL for suitable candidate), Oxfordshire

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Oxford High School for Girls GDSTOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: Required from September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Oxford High School is seeking an experienced Teacher/Head of French to lead and manage the teaching of this popular subject. 

There is also the possibility of Head of MFL for a suitable candidate

If you offer both excellent subject knowledge and leadership skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate staff and pupils, this role offers an excellent career opportunity within a leading independent day school in Oxford.

Utilising your resources efficiently and effectively, you will ensure the curriculum is managed and developed in accordance with school policy across the faculty. With your excellent subject knowledge and leadership skills you will ensure that high standards of leadership and management are realised throughout the faculty and that high standards of teaching and learning are delivered.

If you have the necessary leadership skills to lead and manage staff to work toward a common goal, are an excellent subject teacher who can lead by example, but most importantly have a passion and drive for Languages and French as a whole, we would be delighted to hear from you.

In return we can provide a friendly and welcoming work environment, students who are spirited, enthusiastic and passionate about learning, a competitive salary and career development opportunities.

Modern Foreign Languages at Oxford High School

The Modern Foreign Language (MFL) faculty promotes the teaching of six foreign languages including Russian, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish. French is taught as a compulsory subject in Year 7 and as an optional subject from Year 8. The students are keen and motivated and enjoy extra-curricular activities such as clubs, lectures, language days and a residential home stay/exchange in France. The Modern Languages Faculty comprises ten teachers who add an international flavour to the Oxford High staff and are most welcoming and supportive.

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. 

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

To apply for this vacancy please click the apply button.

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020 at 12pm.

Interviews: Thursday 6th and 13th February 2020.

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.



More about Oxford High School for Girls GDST
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Belbroughton Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6XA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 559888
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Oxford High School is an independent, non-denominational, all-through school for girls without nursery and with sixth form, situated in three sites in Summertown, North Oxford. It is one of 26 members of the GDST (Girls’ Day School Trust), meaning it...