Visiting Teacher(s) of Saxophone


Oxford High School

Job summary

Oxford High School
Job Role:
Instrumental or vocal teaching
Contract Type:
Part Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Required from September 2022

 We are looking for an outstanding teacher of saxophone to join our thriving Music Department, within a highly successful girls’ school.  

Teaching is required both in the Prep School (Years 3-6) and the Senior School (Years 7-13).  We are also advertising for a flute teacher and are open to the possibility that both roles might be filled by the same person.

 The role

The successful candidate will be an outstanding musician, an effective communicator, and an inspiring teacher, able to teach saxophone from beginner to grade 8 standard and to promote interest in the instrument within the school.    

You will teach individual saxophone pupils throughout the school age range (Year 3-13).  Depending on the interests and skills of the appointee, there may also be opportunities to coach ensembles and to take part in school performances.

You will be engaged on a self-employed basis, term time only.  You will be responsible for creating your own timetable, in line with school guidelines, to ensure weekly lessons of 35 minutes (30 minutes at Prep) are taught to your pupils.  The number of pupils will vary due to demand.  Numbers of saxophone pupils are currently very low, and we are very keen to build up interest in playing the instrument.  The successful candidate will have opportunities to promote the instrument in school, e.g. by playing to classes.  

The school

Oxford High School is a high-achieving selective girls’ day school.  The Music Department is popular and active, with approximately 250 individual music lessons per week delivered by 25 visiting music teachers at the Senior School and 100 lessons per week at the Prep, where there are a further 10 visiting staff.  Some staff work across both sites.  The department offers a broad range of ensembles, from beginner to advanced level.   The senior ensembles regularly perform in prestigious venues around Oxford.  Practical and academic exam results are exceptionally strong; our most advanced pupils frequently gain places in national ensembles, and a number pass diplomas before they leave the school.

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As part of the application process please indicate in your covering letter whether you wish to be considered only as a saxophone teacher, or as a flute teacher as well.

The closing date is 9.00 am on 23rd May 2022.

Interviews will be held on Friday 27th May 2022.  

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included. 

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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