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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 is a phased withdrawal employer, which means that teaching staff are enrolled into our alternative to the Teachers Pension Scheme, the Flexible Pension Plan for Teachers (or ‘FPP(T)’ for short). This is a defined contributions pension scheme to which the GDST contributes 18% of your salary every month. The scheme provides you with a lot of choice and flexibility and comes with additional income protection and life assurance cover as standard. More information on the scheme is available here: and a booklet is available here:

GDST Teacher Standards



Teacher of Spanish (Maternity Cover)

Required from: November 2024 (possibly earlier)
Contract term: Temporary Maternity Cover (min two terms)
Hours: Part-time (0.6 – 0.8)
Salary: UQT/ECT/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.

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:

Welcome to the Modern Languages Department. We aim to foster proficiency and accuracy and cover a wide range of complex structures. We also work hard on improving the accuracy of pronunciation and intonation. We recycle lots of high frequency language and make it automatic. By tasting this success early on and throughout, girls enjoy learning languages and about the culture where they are spoken.Our modern courses offer opportunities for practice in the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Lessons are fast-paced and interactive. We are also keen to ignite the girls’ intellectual curiosity outside the classroom. Spanish, French and Mandarin are taught in our Junior School and every girl has the opportunity of studying two modern languages from Year 7 to A Level. Before joining Year 7 in September, girls are given the choice of two languages from French, Spanish and Mandarin.

In Years 10 and 11 girls are encouraged to continue studying languages to GCSE and there are five hour-long lessons per fortnight. Conversation classes with native speakers take place in Years 11, 12 and 13. For GCSE (French and Spanish), we are about to introduce the brand new reformed EDEXCEL GCSE (9-1) syllabus, and EDUQAS for A level French and Spanish.

We subscribe to a number of language websites and platforms which provide the girls with additional practice at school and at home. Each language room is equipped with audio-visual facilities and the Department is supported by interactive whiteboards.

We are keen to promote languages outside of the classroom. To that end, we organise numerous extra-curricular activities; including:

  • Overseas trips
  • Theatre productions of foreign-language plays
  • Sixth Form work experience in France and Spain
  • Language Competitions
  • Visiting Theatre Company Productions
  • External speakers e.g. GCHQ / University of Cambridge / University of Leeds / King’s College London
  • Foreign Film society
  • Salsa Club
  • Film workshops at the Institut Français, Instituto Cervantes and BFI
  • Cinema Evenings with local schools.

 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.


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.

Applications must be received by Monday 24 June 2024. Interviews will take place on Wednesday 26 June.  Early applications are encouraged and we may interview candidates prior to the deadline.

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.

Candidate Brief Spanish Teacher (Maternity Cover)

NWC Senior School Classroom Teacher Job Description


There are no support staff vacancies at present.




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