Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2019-09-01
Salary: PL1 / PL2
School Type:
Independent Senior
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 3-19
Pupil Gender: Female
Address: Maxwell Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 2YE
Ofsted Ranking: Independent School


Physical Education Teacher (Maternity Cover)

Required from: September 2019

Contract term: Temporary (Maternity Cover)

Hours: Full-time

The role:

Northwood College offers an exciting opportunity to an enthusiastic, energetic PE teacher to work within our successful, dynamic Sports Faculty. We are looking for a candidate with an interest in teaching KS2 – KS4, with the ability to coach more than one sport to a high standard, expertise in hockey would be an advantage. Candidates should be able to teach swimming and hold a lifeguard qualification. This is a full-time post to cover a maternity absence.

The Department:

The PE Department delivers the curriculum across Key Stages 2 to 5 with GCSE and A level PE offered as academic subjects. The school participates in GDST sporting events, district leagues and tournaments in netball, swimming, hockey, badminton, cricket, cross-country, gymnastics and athletics as well as competitions and friendly matches. We offer a challenging and evolving range of sporting activities to inspire both our elite performers and those taking part for recreation.

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.


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 an application form please visit the school’s website at:

Applications must be received by 9am on Monday 20 May 2019.

Interviews will take place at the end of that week.

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About 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.