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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

TEACHING STAFF VACANCIES

IMPORTANT

Please note that our online application portal will be down between 15:00pm on Friday 5 March until 17.00pm on Monday 8 March. If you want to submit an application for the Head of Classics post, please complete the application form which is available below and send to recruitment@nwc.gdst.net together with a covering letter and copy of your CV.  Any queries, please do contact Kim Forbes Mitten via the email recruitment@nwc.gdst.net.

GDST Application Form

Head of Classics 

Required from: September 2021
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

The role:

A person of energy and vision is required to lead the Classics Department from September 2021. They will play a critical role in the crafting and delivery of the Latin/Classics curriculum from KS2 through to A Level, as well as leading on the vast range of extra-curricular opportunities available from the department.

The successful candidate will be an engaging and impactful teacher, who will lift others by their example and support students in becoming accomplished classicists. They will be a strategic thinker, committed to developing an engaging and rigorous Latin and Classical Civilisation curricula. They will be a passionate subject advocate, eager to communicate their enthusiasm for Classics and to encourage students into pursuing the subjects at GCSE, A Level and university. They will be both an inspiring leader and flexible team player, committed to getting the best out of their departmental colleagues and working closely with the other Humanities and Languages Departments.

The Department:

The Classics Department currently consists of four teachers and has grown significantly over the past five years. All Classics classrooms have interactive whiteboards as well as access to laptops and iPads, and all girls in Years 5 -10 have their own Google Chromebook devices available in lessons.  We believe that a Classical education is necessary for understanding not only the past but also the modern world, and we guide our students in their discovery of the different disciplines that make up our area of specialism: linguistics, archaeology, philosophy, history and literature. All teachers in the department have an opportunity to teach across the year groups and courses, ensuring variety, motivation and CPD opportunities for all. Our materials and resources are revised on an ongoing basis, and there is a chance for all members of the department to contribute in this respect. We have a large Classics Office and storage space with a wide range of books and teaching resources for all abilities, from Junior School to University level.

Latin starts in the Junior School in Years 5 and 6 with weekly lessons currently following the Minimus course, focusing on literacy, mythology and storytelling. All students study Latin in Years 7 and 8 as part of the core curriculum. We follow the Cambridge Latin Course and employ other additional resources developed by the Classics Department in order to ensure an adequate level of differentiation and challenge, and the development of the girls’ thinking skills and awareness of ancient culture. We also work closely with the Modern Foreign Languages to develop students’ linguistic skills. In Year 9, we follow Taylor’s ‘Latin to GCSE 1’ book and begin to put an emphasis on prose composition. We also integrate components of both Greek and Roman mythology and history into the course.

In Years 10 and 11, we offer both GCSE Latin and GCSE Classical Civilisation, following the OCR specifications. Groups are growing year-on-year and we have highly motivated students. There is very good value added to our courses, and the Latin results in particular are always outstanding.

At A Level we offer both Latin and Classical Civilisation. Group sizes are small, and we have our own dedicated Classics seminar room with a large LED screen and an extensive library of classical texts, academic commentaries and journals, as well as online subscriptions such as JSTOR and Massolit. Our Sixth Form students are dedicated and engaged, and often go on to study Classics at prestigious universities.

We also offer Ancient Greek as an extra-curricular club with a dedicated group of students attending on a weekly basis. Other extra-curricular activities include Latin Surgery, the ARLT Latin Reading Competition and a variety of university essay competitions. We take advantage of the many opportunities for trips into central London, these include visiting the Museum of London, the British Museum and UCL & KCL’s annual Classics plays. Many of our students also opt to join our biennial residential trip to Italy or Greece.

About the School:

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 860 girls aged 3-18. At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.

Both pupils and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.

Everyone is equally valued in our NWC family and our dynamic young women are proud of their school. Looking after one another and rejoicing in one another’s successes comes second nature to a NWC girl as does her ‘can-do’ attitude and drive.

NWC is at an exhilarating moment in its evolution, with a dynamic and ambitious Senior Leadership Team and a suite of school site developments (including a Sixth Form Centre and STEAM Building) in progress.  The successful candidate will be similarly ambitious for the school and ready to make an impact in our vibrant learning community.

Benefits:

As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Family friendly policies
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension scheme
  • 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

to apply for this post CLICK HERE

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 8 March 2021
Interviews will take place later that week (possibly Thursday 11 March).

Northwood College for Girls 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.

Head of Department Job Description

Teacher of Philosophy, Politics and Economics 

Required from: September 2021
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

The role:

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher with excellent subject knowledge and demonstrable academic passion to join our Politics, Economics and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Departments. The successful candidate will teach Politics and Economics (or Business as preferred) to our highly able and enthusiastic students in Years 12 and 13 and RPE to KS3 students.

The Departments:

The Economics and Business Department consists of the Head of Department and a part-time teacher of Business.  Both Economics and Business are popular A Level options, with one or two groups each year.  Many sixth form students from all disciplines participate in the Young Enterprise programme or in the GDST Enterprise competition.  Students go on to study the subjects at prestigious universities, as stand-alone degrees or with related disciplines.  The department aims to develop an avid interest in real-life economic issues amongst all of its students and is involved in financial education more widely with the younger students.

The History and Politics Department is made up of three teachers who seek to develop a love of History and Politics throughout the School. We have high expectations of our students and teach in a lively and stimulating way that encourages them to enjoy both subjects. Key Stage 3 teaching includes comparative aspects of the Medieval World, the Tudor monarchs, the legacy of slavery and conflict in the 20th century. Exceptional results at GCSE lead to many students opting to take History and Politics into the Sixth Form. We contribute strongly to the school’s extra-curricular programme via a variety of student-led clubs and societies, along with regular trips to venues such as the Houses of Parliament and lectures on a wide variety of topics, most recently on women in politics. In Politics, we follow the Edexcel course, with Feminism and the USA as our chosen options. The subject is reinforced across the school by regular assemblies and mock elections/referendums in line with the issues and events of the day.

The Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Department is made up of three teachers. It is a highly regarded subject within the school and has an excellent academic reputation. At Key Stage 3 students complete a course in philosophy using the P4C model of community enquiry, as well as studying the six major world religions and exploring the philosophical and moral issues related to faith in the twenty first century. The subject is a popular subject at GCSE and A Level and girls achieve impressive results. The department runs a Philosothon competition with other local schools, and hosts an Inter-Faith event allowing students to explore a diversity of beliefs in our community. The department is also responsible for teaching the Sixth Form PPE Extend course, preparing students for applications to university in this subject.

About the School:

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 860 girls aged 3-18. At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.

Both pupils and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.

Everyone is equally valued in our NWC family and our dynamic young women are proud of their school. Looking after one another and rejoicing in one another’s successes comes second nature to a NWC girl as does her ‘can-do’ attitude and drive.

NWC is at an exhilarating moment in its evolution under its Head, Zara Hubble, and with exciting school development projects around the corner. The successful candidate will be similarly ambitious for the school, and for our Junior School, in particular.

Benefits:

As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Family friendly policies
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension scheme
  • 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

To apply for this role, please CLICK HERE

Applications must be received by 9am on Thursday 4 March 2021
Interviews will take place the following week.

Northwood College for Girls 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.

 

Senior School Classroom Teacher

Senior School Classroom Teacher

Junior School Teacher KS2

Required from: September 2021
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Part-time (0.4 or 0.6)
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

The role:

Northwood College is seeking a teacher who is clever, creative, brave and inspirational to join our energetic teaching team.

The successful candidate will be an inspiring and impactful teacher, passionate about girls’ education. They will embrace our curriculum, with its emphasis on academic rigour, emotional literacy and thinking skills. Their teaching style will balance nurture and flair, and they will be keen to improve their knowledge and practice. They will be ready to play a valuable role in our vibrant school community through their excellent teaching and overall contribution to school life.

This role could suit either an established or a newly-qualified teacher.

The Department:

We are proud of our diverse and inclusive community, one that is expertly led by outstanding educators who ignite curiosity and imagination every day and encourage our girls to embrace knowledge and discovery. We prepare our students to face the world with courage, confidence and ambition, ready for the challenges beyond school.

A sense of happy purpose strikes you as soon as you meet the girls. This tone of dynamic energy and challenge is set by their inspirational teachers. Recognising that success and purpose stem from feeling valued, we work hard together to ensure that our girls feel supported and secure at all times in school.

The Junior School provides the perfect foundation for the girls’ successful transfer into our Senior School. Intellectual curiosity and in-depth learning are encouraged through research, general knowledge, open-ended investigations and collaborative learning activities. The curriculum is rich, stimulating, varied and challenging, enabling girls to develop their skills and passions.

About the School:

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 860 girls aged 3-18. At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.

Both pupils and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.

Everyone is equally valued in our NWC family and our dynamic young women are proud of their school. Looking after one another and rejoicing in one another’s successes comes second nature to a NWC girl as does her ‘can-do’ attitude and drive.

Benefits:

As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Family friendly policies
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension scheme
  • 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

To apply for this role please CLICK HERE

Applications must be received by 4pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021
Interviews will take place the following week.

Northwood College for Girls 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.

Junior School Classroom Teacher

SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES

School Nurse and Wellbeing Coach (0.8)

Required from: Immediate
Contract term: Permanent Part-time
Hours: Part-time Term Time Only (0.8)
Salary: GDST Support Staff Pay Grade 5 (£35,544 – £48,669 pro rata)

The role:

Northwood College for Girls GDST is seeking to appoint an experienced School Nurse and Wellbeing Coach. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic nurse to share responsibility for the health care of all pupils, deliver health education and manage the medical centre. You will meet with pupils who are worried or anxious to help them resolve their issues and help build their self-belief.  This is a part-time post working term time only (4 days per week).

The successful candidate must have a relevant nursing qualification, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with clear empathy and understanding. Experience in an educational environment and with compliance would be desirable.

Department:

The Medical Centre is integral to the School community and the School Nurse and Wellbeing Coach is expected to pro-actively manage effective health promotion within the community by communicating with pupils, parents, pastoral and academic staff.

About the School:

Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 860 girls aged 3-18. Excellence, courage and integrity are the three fundamental qualities that underpin a Northwood College education.  Girls are encouraged to be emotionally resilient, to learn from success and challenge and to communicate with clarity and assurance.

Benefits:

As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Family friendly policies
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension scheme
  • 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

To apply please click here.

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 22 February 2021.
Interviews will be held the following week.

School Nurse and Wellbeing Coach 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