Head of Classics – Maternity Cover – Required from April 2020

Closing date: 4 Dec 2019

Competitive salary plus benefits

Sydenham High School is looking to appoint a well-qualified Classics Teacher to take a leading role in the strategic planning and delivery of Classics and Latin throughout our high achieving School.

As Head of Classics, you will have overall responsibility for the professional leadership and management of the department in order to ensure high standards of teaching and learning are delivered.

You will also teach and inspire our independent and inquisitive learners to ensure they develop their potential and are equipped for life beyond school.

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 should be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 4 December 2019 with interviews scheduled to take place the week commencing 9 December 2019. 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.