Head of Chemistry – Maternity Cover – Required from April 2020

Closing date: 4 Dec 2019

Competitive salary plus benefits

Sydenham High School is looking to appoint an outstanding Head of Chemistry to lead this department which is part of our 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. 

If you are an inspirational leader, with the passion, creativity and drive to maintain the very highest of standards in the department, we would be delighted to hear from you.


Why Sydenham High School

Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with approximately 670 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

For full details and an application pack please visit: http://www.sydenhamhighschool.gdst.net/work-for-us/ 

Alternatively, please contact or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.

Applications will be considered upon receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 4 December 2019 with interviews scheduled to take place in w/c 9 December 2019 but we reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. If you have not heard from us by Friday 6 December 2019 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.   References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview.

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