Head of Biology – Full time – Required from September 2019

Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

Head of Biology


Required from September 2019

Competitive salary plus benefits

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Head of Biology to lead this department which is part of our popular and successful Science Department in the Senior School.

You will have a good honours degree and be able to teach up to A Level. As a dynamic classroom practitioner with an innovative understanding of teaching and learning, you will have high expectations of all pupils’ achievements and be enthusiastic about contributing to their academic and personal development.  You will also be committed to the wider life of the school and to teaching Biology outside the laboratory environment, running fieldwork activities to complement and enhance classroom study.

Why Sydenham High School

Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with approximately 580 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

Applications should be received by 12 noon on Thursday 18 October with interviews scheduled to take place week commencing 5 November. 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.