Academic Director, Lambeth

Closing date:Expiring soon

Streatham and Clapham High SchoolLambeth

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced, energetic and visionary teacher and leader to play a pivotal role leading the academic life of Streatham & Clapham High School.

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be responsible for delivering the ambitious vision and development of the senior-school curriculum and for promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning. Driving constant academic improvement within the school community, you will ensure that no member of the school remains satisfied with the status quo.  

The role also has responsibility for curriculum planning and implementation (including the construction of the 11-18 timetable) and ensures that teaching initiatives and innovations maximise learning and enable each pupil to achieve beyond expectations.  Above all, you will ensure that the school meets its strategic academic aims.

You will also have the opportunity to teach within your subject specialism.  

If you have successful teaching experience across the full age range 11–18, up to and including A Level, a track record of consistently enabling pupils to achieve high standards, with a clear understanding of recent developments in teaching and learning and successful experience of curriculum leadership and management we should be delighted to hear from you.

About Streatham & Clapham High School

Streatham & Clapham High School is a vibrant, exciting and fulfilling place in which to work. The School is characterised by a warm, welcoming and supportive atmosphere. New colleagues are supported through a personalised induction programme.

As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and an application form please click the apply button. 

The closing date is noon on 25 September 2019.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2 October 2019.

Streatham and Clapham High School is 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.



More about Streatham and Clapham High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior and Sixth Form, 42 Abbotswood Road, Streatham, London, SW16 1AW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 86778400
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