We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher with excellent subject knowledge and demonstrable academic passion to join our Politics, Economics and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Departments.
The successful candidate will teach Politics and Economics (or Business as preferred) to our highly able and enthusiastic students in Years 12 and 13 and RPE to KS3 students.
The Economics and Business Department consists of the Head of Department and a part-time teacher of Business. Both Economics and Business are popular A Level options, with one or two groups each year. Many sixth form students from all disciplines participate in the Young Enterprise programme or in the GDST Enterprise competition. Students go on to study the subjects at prestigious universities, as stand-alone degrees or with related disciplines. The department aims to develop an avid interest in real-life economic issues amongst all of its students and is involved in financial education more widely with the younger students.
The History and Politics Department is made up of three teachers who seek to develop a love of History and Politics throughout the School. We have high expectations of our students and teach in a lively and stimulating way that encourages them to enjoy both subjects. Key Stage 3 teaching includes comparative aspects of the Medieval World, the Tudor monarchs, the legacy of slavery and conflict in the 20th century. Exceptional results at GCSE lead to many students opting to take History and Politics into the Sixth Form. We contribute strongly to the school’s extra-curricular programme via a variety of student-led clubs and societies, along with regular trips to venues such as the Houses of Parliament and lectures on a wide variety of topics, most recently on women in politics. In Politics, we follow the Edexcel course, with Feminism and the USA as our chosen options. The subject is reinforced across the school by regular assemblies and mock elections/referendums in line with the issues and events of the day.
The Religion, Philosophy and Ethics Department is made up of three teachers. It is a highly regarded subject within the school and has an excellent academic reputation. At Key Stage 3 students complete a course in philosophy using the P4C model of community enquiry, as well as studying the six major world religions and exploring the philosophical and moral issues related to faith in the twenty first century. The subject is a popular subject at GCSE and A Level and girls achieve impressive results. The department runs a Philosothon competition with other local schools, and hosts an Inter-Faith event allowing students to explore a diversity of beliefs in our community. The department is also responsible for teaching the Sixth Form PPE Extend course, preparing students for applications to university in this subject.
About the School:
Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 860 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 under its 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.
As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:
- Family friendly policies
- Access to extensive professional development opportunities
- Training grants for qualifications
- Generous pension scheme
- 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
For further details and to apply please click the apply button.
Applications must be received by 9am on Thursday 4 March 2021.
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.
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Girls school with students of age 3 - 18 years
"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 Maxwell R...