Teacher of Mathematics (potential Second in Department), Northwood

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Northwood CollegeNorthwood

Date posted:
Start date: Required September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The role:

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.

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 instil 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 endeavours.

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 the Mathematics 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 an application form please visit the school’s website by clicking the apply button.

Applications must be received by 9am Monday 25 February 2019.

Interviews will take place w/c 4 March 2019.

We are 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.

More about Northwood College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Maxwell Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2YE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1923 825446
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"Northwood College is EXCELLENT in every category" - ISI inspection report, March 2012.

 Northwood College is an independent day school for girls, which was founded in 1878 in Central London.  By 1892 it had moved to its present site on Max...