Teacher of English – Full time (Part Time considered for the right candidate)

Closing date: 8 Nov 2019

Required immediately or January 2020 start

Competitive salary plus benefits


Sydenham High School is looking to appoint a well-qualified Teacher of English to join our popular and successful English department.

You will have a good honours degree in English and be able to teach up to and including A Level. As a dynamic classroom practitioner with an innovative understanding of teaching and learning, you will have high expectations of all pupils’ achievements and be enthusiastic about contributing to their academic and personal development and be committed 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 approximately 670 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 or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.

Applications are encouraged to be sent in immediately as interviews will be on a rolling basis.

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.