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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

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.

 

Teacher of Mathematics (potential Second in Department)
(from September 2019)

An inspiring and impactful teacher is required to teach in our dynamic Mathematics Department.
The successful candidate will be a passionate subject advocate, eager to communicate their enthusiasm for mathematics and to encourage NWC girls to consider mathematical study and careers beyond school.  They must be able to teach to iGCSE and A Level. The successful candidate will be a flexible team player, committed to supporting their departmental colleagues and they will ready to contribute to the wider life of the department and school through clubs and societies.
Candidates are invited to express an interest in the Second in Department role that we are advertising to both external and internal candidates.  Working closely with our enthusiastic and ambitious Head of Mathematics, they will play a critical role in the crafting and delivery of the curriculum from KS3 through to KS5 and in the development of exciting co-curricular opportunities including departmental competitions, trips and clubs.

This is a full-time permanent post on a GDST PL1/PL2/ML2 salary scale.

The Department:

The Mathematics department at Northwood College is a stimulating environment to work in. We have a team of dedicated professionals who strive to instill confidence and enthusiasm into their students each and every lesson. We take the Pearson Edexcel exam board for both iGCSE and A Level. The Mathematics department has a history of excellent value added scores and a high percentage of uptake in the sixth form, including further maths.
Our aim as a department is to have high aspirations for all girls, and we are committed to helping all girls achieve their potential. To this end, we are continually refining our practice, using current educational research to inform our teaching and learning. Having a growth mindset is key to both our professional development and the ways in which we support our students on their learning journeys. We collaborate well within the department, with a core focus of sharing good practice, and are developing strong links with other STEM departments through co-curricular endeavors.
We are continuing to expand our extra-curricular offering to girls with students going on lecture trips into London and to Bletchley Park. We also run House Maths competitions in addition to the UKMT Maths Challenges and Team Challenge trips.
The department is well resourced with a suite of easily accessible laptops downstairs for students to collect, mini whiteboards, excellent ICT software subscriptions e.g. Hegarty Maths, plentiful A Level and iGCSE resources and we are introducing the use of graphical calculators in sixth form lessons.
All members of the department are currently allocated a teaching room in the Briary, where all classrooms are equipped with projectors and docking stations for laptop computers. There are also whiteboards on the walls around each room for the pupils to use.

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 our Junior School, in particular.

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 25 February 2019.
Interviews will take place w/c 4 March 2019.

 

Senior School Classroom Teacher

SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES

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