Head of Learning Support/SENCO – Senior School – Required for September 2019

Closing date: 12 Feb 2019

We are looking to appoint a forward-thinking, ambitious and inspiring Head of Learning Support to lead and manage our Learning Support Department in the Senior School.

You will have a good honours degree, Qualified Teacher Status, a relevant SENCO qualification, as well as some experience of teaching across Key Stage 3 and 4.

As a dynamic practitioner with an innovative understanding of teaching and learning, you will have high expectations of all pupils’ achievements and be enthusiastic about supporting their academic and personal development, as well as contributing to the wider life of the school.

Why Sydenham High School

Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with over 600 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 Tuesday 12 February 2019.  

References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview. Interviews will be held after the half term break.

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