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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.

GDST Teacher Standards

Pensions information for teaching job applicants

TEACHING STAFF VACANCIES


 

ASSISTANT HEAD (INNOVATION AND LEARNING)

Required from: September 2024
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full-time
Salary: SLT1 Band

The role:
At Northwood College for Girls, we are dedicated to igniting intellectual curiosity and building resilience in our students, preparing them not only for success during their time with us but also for their futures beyond secondary education. At NWC, we prioritise innovation and continuously seek ways to enrich our students’ learning experiences.

The Assistant Head (Learning and Innovation) plays a crucial role in driving academic excellence and fostering a culture of innovation within our school community. As a member of the Extended Senior Leadership team, the successful candidate will be instrumental in shaping our strategic vision for teaching and learning.

This position offers a unique opportunity for a forward-thinking, dynamic educator to gain comprehensive school-wide leadership experience. The role has become available due to the promotion of the previous incumbent to a Deputy Head position at another leading independent school.

In addition to providing leadership in learning and innovation, the Assistant Head will teach a reduced timetable in their subject specialism (ideally to A Level). There may also be an opportunity for the right candidate to lead our Extended Project Qualification provision.

About the School:
Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 880 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 range of new developments (including a Sixth Form Centre and the Alvarium science building).  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:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme
  • 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
  • Access to the school gym and swimming pool
  • Free school lunches
  • Retail and lifestyle discounts via Pluxee
  • Financial guidance and support

For further details and an application form please CLICK HERE

Interviews will take place the following week.

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.

NWC Candidate Brief for Assistant Head (Innovation and Learning)

SUPPORT STAFF VACANCIES


There are no support staff vacancies at present.


 

 

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