Current Vacancies

Please could all applicants who are applying online please email your application form to recruitment@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk
Alternatively, print out the form and return to Human Resources Department at Sydenham School,
Dartmouth Road, London SE26 4RD. Telephone: 0208 699 6731 ext 421


Please note, we only accept the official Sydenham application forms, we do not accept CV's

 

 

 

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DEPUTY HEADTEACHER x2

Leadership Scale points L23 – L27

  April 2018 start (preferable), alternatively a September 2018 start.

(Agreed salary will depend upon the level of experience of the successful applicant)

The Governors of Sydenham School wish to appoint an experienced and talented senior leader to join our vibrant and wonderful school community.

Sydenham School is at a pivotal point on its journey to becoming an outstanding and world-class school. We are determined to reach this goal. We have the highest aspirations for all of our students and our school motto is ‘Aim High’. We are a diverse, comprehensive, inclusive school rooted in the local community. Sydenham School is a successful, oversubscribed 11-18 school with 1396 students on roll.

Our last OFSTED Inspection in March 2017 confirmed that Sydenham is a ‘good’ school with the capacity to continue to improve. We are absolutely committed to providing the very best education for our students and we are seeking to appoint two strong candidates to this role who have the right skills set, values and attributes. You should share an unswerving commitment to raising standards across all areas of the school for all groups of students.

Your track record to date should clearly evidence the impact that you have had as a senior leader in shaping whole school culture, as well as in raising achievement.  

The successful candidates will have responsibility for a number of key strategic whole school areas as well as be required to effectively carry out the full range of day-to-day operational duties. You will be expected to readily build positive relationships with students and to enjoy working alongside them and their families in order to ensure that they thrive and achieve. You should genuinely revel in working with young people. Outstanding learning and teaching lies at the heart of every successful school and we place a high premium on this. You will be required to teach as part of your role.

We are seeking to appoint a people who:

  • Have an outstanding track record in educational leadership with proven success and demonstrable impact

  • Are able to think strategically, analytically and creatively about learning and teaching and have the personal authority and communication skills to make a difference.

  • Have the vision, imagination and commitment to be part of a team that takes the school to ‘outstanding’ and beyond

  • Are committed to the continuous improvement of people and systems

The exact responsibilities of these roles will be negotiable and based on the expertise of the candidates who apply. We will only appoint the right people to join the leadership team here at Sydenham School.

To apply, please complete and submit an application form with a supporting statement on no more than 2 pages of A4. You will need to state clearly how you meet the requirements described in the Job Description. Please include your educational philosophy and demonstrate how this has informed your work to date.

Do let us know which subject you would prefer to teach on your interview date.

Further details can be obtained from our HR Department: 0208 699 6731 ext 476

School visits can be arranged by contacting: Sheila Greenwood (Headteacher’s PA) 0208 699 6731 ext 422 By Friday 19th January 2018

Please note that the deadline for applications is Monday 22nd January 2018 by midday.

Successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted on Thursday 25th January 2018.

The interviews will take place on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th January 2018.

(Please ensure you are available to attend on these dates).

The school is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity. We have a clear commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding is the ‘golden thread’ that runs through the school. The successful applicant will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure for the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as the Criminals Records Bureau).

Further information can be found at: www.gov.uk

Please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification

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Teacher of Computer Science required for April 2018

(maternity cover)

Main / Upper Scale

Sydenham School is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and creative teacher of Computer Science to join our well-resourced Computer Science Faculty. The post will be applicable for the duration of the absence of the current substantive post holder. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in the classroom and must be able to demonstrate the drive and interpersonal skills required to inspire and motivate students.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward thinking Faculty team whose practice has led to year on year improving outcomes for students above the national average at GCSE and A Level.

Sydenham School is an 11-16 girls’ school with a mixed sixth form, popular and well regarded in the local community, with a fully comprehensive intake. The school achieved a Progress 8 score that is significantly above the national average in both 2016 & 2017, is in the top 25% of schools nationally for attainment and progress at GCSE, and the top 25% of schools for A-Levels (ALPS3).

We have high ambitions for our students and are proud to be able to engage our students to progress to success in higher education and the vocational sector. You will be committed to supporting students to be independent learners and able to take responsibility for their learning. There will be the opportunity to teach across the age and ability range from Year 7 up to and including A level.

This is an exciting time to join Sydenham School with its state of the art new buildings and excellent results.

If you are interested in an opportunity to build on established success in a school that seeks to become a “world class” school for all, further details can be obtained from our HR Department: 0208 699 6731 ext 423/ 476

Closing date for applications is midday on 30h January 2018

Interview date to be confirmed.

Sydenham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

 

Please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification

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Teacher of Mathematics required for April 2018

Main / Upper Scale

 

Sydenham School is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and creative teacher of Mathematics to join the Mathematics Faculty.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in the classroom and must be able to demonstrate the drive and interpersonal skills required to inspire and motivate students.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a forward thinking Faculty team whose practice has led to year on year improving outcomes for students above the national average at GCSE and A Level.

Sydenham School is an 11-16 girls’ school with a mixed sixth form, popular and well regarded in the local community, with a fully comprehensive intake. The school achieved a Progress 8 score that is significantly above the national average in both 2016 & 2017, is in the top 25% of schools nationally for attainment and progress at GCSE, and the top 25% of schools for A-Levels (ALPS3).

We have high ambitions for our students and are proud to be able to engage our students to progress to success in higher education and the vocational sector. You will be committed to supporting students to be independent learners and able to take responsibility for their learning. There will be the opportunity to teach across the age and ability range from Year 7 up to and including A level.

This is an exciting time to join Sydenham School with its state of the art new buildings and excellent results.

If you are interested in an opportunity to build on established success in a school that seeks to become a “world class” school for all, further details can be obtained from our HR Department: 0208 699 6731 ext 423/ 476

Closing date for applications is midday on 30th January 2018

Interview date to be confirmed.

Sydenham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

Please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification

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