German Teacher – Maternity Cover – Required from January 2020

Closing date: 27 Sep 2019

Part Time – 82%FTE

Competitive salary


We are looking to appoint an inspirational teacher of German to play a key role in our Modern Languages department where results are excellent in a school offering a warm and welcoming environment and a strong professional development programme.


The ideal candidate will show evidence of flair and creativity in developing the delivery of the subject.

You will be joining a department where the passion for learning languages is evident in its results. 100% of students have a language qualification at GCSE and about 84% of these are at 9-6.

To be successful, you must be a dynamic classroom practitioner with an innovative understanding of teaching and learning, high expectations of all students and a collaborative approach to developing the curriculum, as well as a willingness to participate in and organise trips.


Why Sydenham High School

Sydenham High School, established in 1887, is an independent day school for girls from 4-18 with over 650 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 form please click the respective buttons below. To apply, complete and return the application form to .

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


Applications should be received by 12 noon on Friday 27 September 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.