Teacher of English – Part time – maternity cover from mid-November 2018

Closing date: 10 Oct 2018

Maternity Cover

Part time – 41% fte over three days

Required from mid November 2018

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 to 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 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 580 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 should be received by on 12 noon on Wednesday 10 October 2018. 

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.