Teacher of PE – Required from September 2020

Closing date: 18 Mar 2020

Sydenham High School is looking to appoint a well-qualified Teacher of PE to join our successful PE department with excellent facilities including a well-equipped sports hall and astroturf pitch at the Senior School and an eight-acre sports ground in Lower Sydenham. You will be able to teach PE up to and including A Level.  As an all through school from 4-18, you may well also be expected to teach across the age range.

Most importantly, you will be an energetic and organised teacher who is prepared to make a real commitment to our extensive and exciting co-curricular programme.

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 more information please contact or the School Office on 0208 557 7000.

To apply, download and complete the application form at the bottom of this text. Completed application forms should be sent to

Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Friday 20 March 2020 with interviews scheduled to take place in the week commencing 23 March 2020. We reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged.

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.