Teacher of Art, Oxfordshire

Closing date:

Oxford High School for Girls GDSTOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: February 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

 (Part time applications welcomed)

This is an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified Art graduate with excellent subject knowledge and enthusiasm to join a thriving and popular Art department, in a leading independent day school in Oxford.

With your ability to inspire, excite and motivate pupils, you will engage them in an imaginative way through teaching Art, Craft and Design from historical and contemporary sources.

You will need qualified teacher status or equivalent experience. Applications from NQTs are warmly welcomed. 

If you share our commitment to providing a creative and exciting education, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Art at Oxford High School

Our aim at Oxford High School is to promote the understanding and use of Art and Design as a visual language. The Art department is overseen by artist teachers whose practices are rooted in illustration, fine art, graphics and photography. We are all passionate about teaching Art, Craft and Design and engage in our own practice as a way of informing and inspiring our teaching.

The new building which is due to open in early 2020 will offer a wonderful enhancement to the art facilities of the school embracing a broad range of traditional and new media. The building will give Oxford High School a facility which will be the envy of almost all other schools in the county.  

Our 2019 GCSE (87% 7-9 grade) and A level results (100% A*/A) speak volumes for both the dedication of students and staff, and the high esteem that art, is held by the school community. Teaching is across the 11-18 range through a variety of media and disciplines, including painting, drawing, printing, film and sculpture.

About Oxford High School

Founded over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School is a dynamic and creative school with exceptional academic results. Our students are spirited, enthusiastic and passionate about learning. The school is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK. The GDST is at the forefront of education for girls and has a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a strong professional development programme. These benefits 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

For a full job description and an application form, please click the apply button. 

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 16th October 2019.

Interviews: Wednesday 23rd October 2019.

Oxford High School and the GDST (Charity No 306983) are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applications 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...