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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 880 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.

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.

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Teacher of Physical Education (0.5)

Required from: September 2022
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Part-time (0.5)
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 and/or cricket being an advantage, but not an essential requirement.

The Department: The Physical Education Department is a positive and dedicated team of seven, led by our 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 Physical Education curriculum across EYFS to KS5, which includes swimming and a range of traditional and contemporary sports. 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, football, tennis, athletics and cricket. We also provide recreational and developmental clubs in netball, badminton, dance, 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 and/or cricket, 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.

About the School: Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 840 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 students 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.

NWC is at an exhilarating moment in its evolution under its Head, Rebecca Brown, and with exciting school development projects around the corner. The successful candidate will be similarly ambitious for the school, and for the Physical Education Department 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:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Good transport links
  • 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 online please visit the school’s website at: or CLICK HERE.

Applications will be considered as they are submitted and we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the deadline.  Early applications are encouraged.

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 Job Description



The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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