Director of Drama – Required from September 2020

Closing date: 6 May 2020

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, energetic, and innovative teacher to lead our Drama Department at Sydenham High School. This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented and ambitious individual who is an aspiring or current Head of Department to lead an exciting and successful department.

With your excellent subject knowledge, experience and passion for Drama, you will lead by example, teaching bright and dramatically able pupils up to A level and have the capacity to inspire both your students and colleagues with your vision for the department. The ideal candidate will already have experience of leading productions and be fully committed to the vibrant co-curricular life of the department.  

Why Sydenham High School

Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with approximately 660 pupils. The school is part of The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the largest independent school group in the UK. It is at the forefront of education for girls and 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

To apply, please download the application form by clicking below and send the completed form to .

For more information, please contact or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 6 May 2020. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.  

References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview.  


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