Head of Learning Development – SENCO, Lewisham

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Sydenham High School GDSTLewisham

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salaries and pay progression
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Sydenham High School Prep is seeking to appoint a forward-thinking, ambitious and inspiring Head of Learning Development to lead our provision for pupils with SEND, ALN, EAL and those identified as more able. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our fantastic specialist teaching team and work in a dynamic and forward facing educational setting. 

You will have a good honours degree, Qualified Teacher Status, a relevant SENCO qualification, as well as experience of teaching across Key Stage 1 and 2. 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 the attainment of children with specific needs. You will also be committed to 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

For full details and an application pack please click the apply button.

Alternatively, please contact hr@syd.gdst.net or the School  Office on 0208 557 7000.

Applications should be received by 4pm on Friday 15 February 2019. 

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 6 March 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.




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More about Sydenham High School GDST
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: 19 Westwood Hill, London, SE26 6BL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8557 7000
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Sydenham High School is a mainstream, independent, all-through girls' school with sixth form, situated in Lewisham, south-east London. The school caters for approximately 630 students aged 4-18.  

Sydenham High School was founded in 1887 by the ...