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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.


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 Spanish (with French)

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

The role:
Northwood College for Girls is looking for a committed and highly capable linguist, who can communicate their love for languages in the classroom and beyond, to join our very successful Department. The candidate will be able to teach Spanish from Key Stage 2 to A Level/Oxbridge and, ideally, French to KS3/GCSE. The ability to offer A Level French would also be an advantage.

This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and supportive Department where we aim to foster our pupils’ proficiency and accuracy and cover a wide range of linguistic structures. We also work hard on improving their accuracy of pronunciation and intonation.

Spanish is a popular language option at both A Level and GCSE and the ideal candidate will be able to inspire all pupils to enjoy, and excel in Languages.

The Department:
The Modern and Ancient Languages Faculty comprises of the Classics, French, German, Mandarin and Spanish Departments.  All these languages and Classical Civilisation are taught up to A Level.

All girls in our Junior School study Spanish. In Years 7 and 8, all girls take Latin and two modern foreign languages, chosen from Spanish, French and Mandarin.  In Year 9, girls can opt to continue their two modern languages or Latin plus one of their modern languages. In Years 10 and 11, girls can study Latin, Classical Civilisation, German, French, Mandarin and Spanish within the GCSE option blocks.   All girls take one language and many choose to take a second. Many girls take their languages through to A Level. Results in the Department are excellent and we are delighted that every year, students take places at Russell Group and Oxbridge universities.

We prepare our girls for the AQA (9-1) GCSE, which they take at the end of Year 11 and we follow the new AQA A Level Specification in the Sixth Form.

The Department is supportive and innovative.  Every teacher is encouraged to make full use of the wide range of resources available, share experience and best practice and keep up to date with pedagogy. Each language room is equipped with interactive whiteboard. We have subscriptions to a variety of websites including Active Learn and Kerboodle. There are also bookable computer rooms for whole class teaching, as well as individual laptops for use in classrooms. The Department is also fortunate to have native-speaker language assistants in each of the languages we offer. The Department is a member of ALL and ISMLA.

We have launched our very own Modern Languages magazine and our students are encouraged to engage with languages beyond the classroom through theatre and cinema visits, lectures, competitions, lunchtime clubs and trips.  It is essential that the successful candidate is prepared to participate in foreign visits and contribute to the Department’s extra-curricular opportunities.

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 new Head, Zara Hubble, and with exciting school development projects around the corner. The successful candidate will be similarly ambitious for the school, and for the Modern and Ancient Languages Department, in particular.

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, click here

Applications must be received by 10am on Monday 23 March 2020
Interviews will take place w/c 30 March 2020

Senior School Classroom Teacher Job Description


There are no support staff vacancies at present.

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