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Thank you for your interest in working at Northwood College for Girls.

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 840 girls aged 3-18.  Located in North West London, most of our pupils come from professional or business backgrounds with a wide catchment area which encompasses parts of the North London, Buckinghamshire and Middlesex community.

The school is part of the Girls’ Day School Trust and offers:

  • the opportunity to teach highly motivated, talented pupils
  • an enhanced salary scale
  • access to the GDST’s programme of professional development
  • a pleasant and convenient location in North West London with excellent transport links

There is also the opportunity of reduced tuition fees at Northwood College for daughters of established staff (subject to the usual entry requirements).

All adults employed at the school are cleared for working with children and young people through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

TEACHING STAFF VACANCIES

To apply for teaching positions all applicants must complete an online application form via the link below.  In addition applicants should provide :

  • a full letter of application
  • a detailed CV
  • the name, email address and telephone number of two professional referees, one of whom should be the Head of their present or most recent school

Teachers are expected to have a suitable degree and teaching qualification, unless their experience and further training makes them qualified to teach a subject they did not initially study to degree level.

GDST Teachers' Pay Leaflet

Letter from the Head

GDST Teacher Standards

Teacher of Physical Education

Required from: September 2020
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Salary: PL1/PL2

The role:
An inspiring and impactful teacher is required to teach in our dynamic Physical Education Department. Working closely with our enthusiastic and ambitious Director of Sport, they will play a critical role in the crafting and delivery of the curriculum from EYFS through to KS5.

The successful candidate will be a passionate subject advocate, eager to communicate their enthusiasm for sport and physical activity in order to encourage NWC girls to strive for success, whilst also developing an understanding of the importance of an active lifestyle. They will be a flexible team player, committed to supporting their departmental colleagues and they will readily contribute to the wider life of the department and school through extra-curricular squads, clubs and fixtures. They will have the ability to coach more than one sport to a high standard, with particular expertise in hockey being an advantage but not an essential requirement.

The Department:
This is an exciting time to be joining our Physical Education Department. We have a new enthusiastic Director of Sport who is keen to develop competitive sport, whilst also encouraging participation and a love of physical activity. The department delivers the full PE curriculum across KS2 to KS5, in addition to swimming across EYFS and KS1. We offer academic courses at KS4 and KS4, offering Edexcel GCSE Physical Education and OCR A Level Physical Education.

The department has some excellent facilities including a large 4 badminton court sports hall, a newly refurbished indoor 6 lane 25 metre swimming pool, two netball / tennis courts, a newly resurfaced small astro-turf which caters for a further two netball courts, a hockey D and multi-use pitch, a large grass pitch and a long jump pit. There is also a 7 metre high, five line climbing wall that includes 3 auto belays and a 30 metre traversing wall.

We run an extensive extra-curricular programme, with competitive squads in netball, swimming, hockey, badminton, dance, gymnastics, tennis, athletics and cricket. We also provide recreational and developmental clubs in netball, badminton, football, yoga, table tennis, alternative games, basketball and running. It is vital that the successful candidate is fully committed to offering expertise in specific sports, ideally hockey, whilst also being flexible in offering other activities if required within the extra-curricular offer at NWC. We currently compete in the majority of Hillingdon Borough leagues and competitions, as well as regular fixtures against a range of independent schools. We also benefit from entering teams in GDST rallies, which take place twice a term and offer girls the opportunity to compete at a high level against other GDST schools in a wide range of sports.

For further details and to apply online please click here.

Applications must be received by 9am Monday 10 February 2020.
Interviews will take place week commending 24 February 2020.

Classroom Teacher Job Description

Computer Science Teacher

Required from: September 2020
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Part-time (0.5)
Salary: PL1 / PL2

The role:
An inspiring and impactful teacher is required to teach in our Computer Science Department.  Working closely with our enthusiastic Head of Computer Science, they will play a critical role in the crafting and delivery of the curriculum from KS3 through to KS5 and must be able to teach Computer Science to GCSE and A level.  A strong emphasis on programming is essential for this role.

The successful candidate will be a passionate subject advocate, eager to communicate their enthusiasm for computing and to encourage NWC girls to consider computing-related careers beyond school.  They will be a flexible team player, committed to supporting their departmental colleagues and they will be ready to contribute to the wider life of the department and school through clubs and societies.

The Department:
This is an exciting time to be joining our Computer Science Department. Computer Science is managed by the Head of Science and we have regular department meetings and CPD with the Science department. Our enthusiastic Head of Computer Science works closely with the Head of Science and Head of Physics to develop the school’s STEM programme. Our goal is to help girls develop themselves beyond just being computer literate and consumers of digital content, but we aim for all girls to be fluent in a programming language to broaden the opportunities in their future careers.

All girls have computer science lessons in KS3. We are very excited that our year 7 and 8 girls have 1-to-1 devices to use in lessons and at home. Our computer science teaching rooms are well equipped with desktop computers with touchscreens and colour printers. One third of the girls currently take OCR GCSE Computer Science and this year we have our first A-level pupil. We expect these numbers to increase as our girls progress through our new KS3 curriculum.

We run an active extracurricular programme with a programming club and termly coding events. We send a team each year to the GDST Techathon and this year we had our first celebration of Day of Code, which was well attended.

For further details and to apply click here.

Applications must be received by 4pm on Monday 3 February 2020.
Interviews will take place the following week.

Classroom Teacher Job Description

SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES

Marketing Assistant

Required from: February 2020
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full-time Full Year
Salary: Support Staff Grade 3

The role:
We require an enthusiastic, professional and articulate Assistant to join our Marketing & Development team.  The successful applicant will have the knowledge and creativity to use social media and traditional media channels to promote the brand messages of our school. Assisting the Marketing Director, the successful candidate will be involved in all areas of the marketing and communications programme including production of literature, events, advertising, promotional campaigns and research.

For further details and to apply please click here

Applications must be received by 4pm on Monday 3 February 2020.
Interviews will take place from Thursday 6 February 2020.

Marketing Assistant Job Description

Performing Arts and ICT Technician

Required from: February 2020
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Salary: Support Staff Grade 3

The role:
Our dynamic Drama, Music and IT departments have an exciting opportunity to recruit a proactive and hardworking Performing Arts & ICT Technician here at Northwood College for Girls.

This newly created role will see the successful applicant playing a key role in the development of the school’s performing arts and ICT services, supporting the school with the busy schedule of the curriculum, productions and recitals. Being a new role, the successful candidate will develop the role alongside the Head of Drama, the Director of Music and ICT Operations Manager.

Candidates should have a strong knowledge of lighting and sound engineering, recording and producing multimedia within the education sector and experience of providing some ICT desktop support. You should be a creative, self-motivated individual, but with a strong team ethos. You should also possess excellent organisation skills, high level of attention to detail and first-rate customer service.

The role will help provide support between the core hours of 8am to 5pm on a rota-based schedule, but is essential that the successful candidate has flexibility to provide support for after-school and weekend events/productions.

For further details and to apply click here

Applications must be received by 4pm on Monday 3 February 2020.
Interviews will take place from Thursday 6 February 2020.

Performing Arts and ICT Technician Job Description

GDST Support Staff Pay Details

Northwood College for Girls is 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 DBS.  Applications will be considered only from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

Please convey the message to all your staff to continue with their hard work and promote the ethos and value of Northwood College for Girls. These beliefs and philosophies are the reasons why we wanted our daughter to continue her schooling here.

— Current Parent