Director of Sport – Maternity Cover

Sydenham High School

Full Time

Required from January 2020

Competitive salary


The role

We are looking to appoint an inspirational, energetic, and innovative teacher to lead our sport and PE at Sydenham High School.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring Head of Department or current Head of Department to lead a highly successful team and to further develop the provision of sport at Sydenham High School.


Why Sydenham High School

Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with approximately 640 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


To apply visit Sydenham High School website.

Further information on the PE Department can be via the website


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

Applications should be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 18 September 2019 with interviews scheduled to be held immediately.

References for shortlisted candidates will be taken before interview.


Sydenham High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.