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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 send:

  • a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (available below)
  • 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

Completed applications should be sent to:

Mrs Kim Forbes Mitten, Head’s PA
Northwood College for Girls
Maxwell Road, Northwood, HA6 2YE

or may be emailed to: recruitment@nwc.gdst.net 

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.

Application Form

GDST Teachers' Pay Leaflet

Letter from the Head

GDST Teacher Standards

PE Teacher (Maternity Cover) from Sept 2019

Northwood College offers an exciting opportunity to an enthusiastic, energetic PE teacher to work within our successful, dynamic Sports Faculty.  We are looking for a candidate with an interest in teaching KS2 – KS4, with the ability to coach more than one sport to a high standard, expertise in hockey would be an advantage.  Candidates should be able to teach swimming and hold a lifeguard qualification. This is a full-time post to cover a maternity absence.

The PE Department delivers the curriculum across Key Stages 2 to 5 with GCSE and A level PE offered as academic subjects. The school participates in GDST sporting events, district leagues and tournaments in netball, swimming, hockey, badminton, cricket, cross-country, gymnastics and athletics as well as competitions and friendly matches. We offer a challenging and evolving range of sporting activities to inspire both our elite performers and those taking part for recreation.

Click links below for application form, department details and job description.

Submit applications to recruitment@nwc.gdst.net by 9am Thursday 6 June 2019

Interviews will take place the following week.

GDST Application Form

PE Department Description

Senior School Classroom Teacher Job Description

Junior School KS1/KS2 Teacher from Sept 2019

An educator of energy and compassion is eagerly sought to augment our formidable 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 always be hungry to improve their knowledge and practice.  The emphasis in the first year in the role is likely to be teaching English and Maths, so strength in those areas will be an advantage.

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

The Department:

The Junior School is a vibrant environment. 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. The Junior School provides the foundation for the girls’ successful transfer into our highly academic Senior School.

Click links below for application form and job description.

Submit applications to recruitment@nwc.gdst.net by 4pm Wednesday 12 June 2019

Interviews will take place the following week.

Junior School Teacher Job Description

GDST Application Form

Peripatetic Teachers in Piano, Drum and Oboe

Northwood College requires 3 outstanding peripatetic teachers to join their thriving Music Department within a highly successful girls’ school. These posts are available from September 2019.

The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching students across the Junior and Senior Schools and will be interested in developing the role within the wider Music Department. We would expect teachers to be prepared to help promote their instrument and play an active role within the Music department. The ability to offer theory or aural classes or to play the organ would be an advantage.

The post holder will be engaged on a self-employed basis and will be expected to be available for at least a full day per week, term time only. They will be responsible for creating their own timetable to ensure weekly lessons of 30-minutes are taught to their pupils. The role is estimated to involve a between half a day (oboe and drum kit) and a full day or two of teaching (piano), depending on numbers. We would hope and expect this to grow in due course. Candidates will ideally be on the DBS Update Service.

Further details of the position and the application form are available on the school website www.northwoodcollege.gdst.net.  Completed applications forms and a cover letter addressed to the Director of Music, Mr Richard McElwaine, should be emailed to Human Resources at recruitment@nwc.gdst.net

The closing date is 9am on Thursday 6 June 2019.
Interviews will be held the following week.

GDST Self Employed Application Form

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.

 

SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES

There are no support staff vacancies at present.

To apply for support  vacancies applicants must send:

  • a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form (available below)
  • a detailed CV
  • the name, email address and telephone numbers of two professional referees.

Applicants must please ensure that they read the relevant job description and provide evidence of any relevant and suitable qualification, experience, or further training required for the role.

Mrs Kim Forbes Mitten, Head’s PA
Northwood College for Girls
Maxwell Road, Northwood, HA6 2YE

or may be emailed to: recruitment@nwc.gdst.net 

Application Form

Applicant Letter from the Head

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