Key Stage One Teacher

Required from: January 2021

Contract term: Maternity Cover Contract until August 2021 or December 2021

Hours: Full Time


Applications are invited from well qualified and passionate teachers with the ability to teach Key Stage 1 or Lower Key Stage 2 curriculum to join a thriving and successful KS1 Department.

Key Stage One at Blackheath High School follows the Creative Curriculum with a lively and inspiring range of activities, workshops, trips and visitors. Topics may range from “Under the Sea” to “A Polar Adventure” with a science and/or historical focus. The curriculum is full of academic rigour, but the lessons are fun and play remains important.

To ensure this continues, you will play a key role using an appropriate range of teaching strategies and resources, teaching with expertise and enthusiasm and offering support to the learning of individual students. Staff are also expected to contribute to our co-curricular programme.

If you have experience of working in KS1 or lower KS2 and can demonstrate equal passion for your subject and working with young pupils, we would be delighted to hear from you.


About the School

Founded in 1880 by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, Blackheath High School is a selective school for girls aged 3–18 and was rated “excellent” in our most recent ISI Inspection (2014). We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Following an £18 million investment over the last five years, our brand new Senior School opened this year, and has been provided with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that our school environment matches the excellent standard of education we provide.

There are many good reasons to work with us. Blackheath High School has a real sense of community, and you’ll be part of it. You’ll be part, too, of the wider GDST family and you’ll be in the company of some of the best and brightest people in independent education. We also offer a variety of benefits, such as:



  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please visit:

Please contact Sharon Read at for further details.


Applications must be received by: 30 September 2020 at 9.00am.

Interviews will take place on: 6 October 2020.


Blackheath High School and the GDST are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.