Teacher of Classics – Maternity Cover

Required Immediately

Competitive salary plus benefits


The role:

Sydenham High School is looking to appoint a well-qualified Classics Teacher to take a leading role in the planning and delivery of Classics and Latin in our high achieving School.

The ideal candidate will ensure that high standards of teaching and learning are delivered; teaching and inspiring our independent and inquisitive learners to see to it that they develop their potential and are equipped for life beyond school.

If you are an inspirational leader, with the passion, creativity and drive to maintain the very highest of standards in the department, we would be delighted to hear from you.


Why Sydenham High School?

Established in 1887, Sydenham High is an independent day school for girls aged 4-18 with over 600 pupils. Situated in the leafy suburbs of South-East London and with excellent transport links, the community at Sydenham High School benefits from excellent facilities and is a warm, happy and welcoming place to work. This is an exciting time to join the school with a new Headmistress in post driving positive change and renewed momentum.

The school is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK. The GDST is at the forefront of education for girls and has a strong voice in promoting opportunities for young women.



As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, 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 school lunch
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools


For full details and an application pack please visit the Sydenham High School’s website.


Alternatively, please contact hr@syd.gdst.net 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.


Sydenham 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.