Teacher of Classics

  • Organisation: Northwood College for Girls GDST
  • Location: North West London
  • Tenure: Full-time
  • Closing Date: Thursday 2 March 2023

Northwood College has an exciting opportunity available for a Teacher of Classics to join our leading academic day school and to be part of an exceptionally creative, warm and supportive community. We are looking for candidates who have the drive and motivation to contribute to the development of our growing department. The ability to teach A Level Classical Civilisation and Latin is essential. The ability to offer a second subject would be an advantage for the full time position.

Required from: September 2023

Contract term: Permanent

Hours: Part Time (0.6 or higher) / Full Time

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

The role: Northwood College has an exciting opportunity available for a Teacher of Classics to join our leading academic day school and to be part of an exceptionally creative, warm and supportive community. We are looking for candidates who have the drive and motivation to contribute to the development of our growing department.

The ability to teach A Level Classical Civilisation and Latin is essential. The ability to offer a second subject would be an advantage for the full time position.

The Department: The Classics Department consists of four teachers and has grown significantly over the past decade. All Classics classrooms have interactive whiteboards as well as access to laptops and iPads, and all girls in Years 5 -9 have their own Google Chromebook devices available in lessons, with ‘Bring Your Own Device’ options available in Years 10-13. We believe that a Classical education is necessary for understanding not only the past but also the modern world, and we guide our students in their discovery of the different disciplines that make up our area of specialism: linguistics, archaeology, philosophy, history and literature. All teachers in the department have an opportunity to teach across the year groups and courses, ensuring variety, motivation and CPD opportunities for all. Our materials and resources are revised on an ongoing basis, and there is a chance for all members of the department to contribute in this respect. We have a large Classics Office and storage space with a wide range of books and teaching resources for all abilities, from Junior School to University level.

Latin starts in the Junior School in Years 5 and 6 with weekly lessons currently following the Minimus course, focusing on literacy, mythology and storytelling. All students study Latin in Years 7 and 8 as part of the core curriculum. We follow the Cambridge Latin Course and employ other additional resources developed by the Classics Department to ensure an adequate level of differentiation and challenge, and the development of the girls’ thinking skills and awareness of ancient culture. We also work closely with the Modern Foreign Languages to develop students’ linguistic skills. In Year 9, we follow Taylor’s ‘Latin to GCSE 1’ book and begin to put an emphasis on prose composition. We also integrate components of both Greek and Roman mythology and history into the course.

In Years 10 and 11, we offer both GCSE Latin and GCSE Classical Civilisation, following the OCR specifications. Groups are growing year-on-year and we have highly motivated students. All students achieve highly in the public examinations, with Latin results consistently being among the highest.

At A Level we offer both Latin and Classical Civilisation. Group sizes are small, and we have our own dedicated Classics seminar room with a large LED screen and an extensive library of classical texts, academic commentaries and journals, as well as online subscriptions such as JSTOR and Massolit. Our Sixth Form students are dedicated and engaged, and often go on to study Classics at prestigious universities.

We also offer Ancient Greek as an extracurricular club with a dedicated group of students attending on a weekly basis. Other extra-curricular activities include Classics Club, Latin Surgery, a Classics Week and a variety of university essay competitions. We take advantage of the many opportunities for trips into central London, which include visiting the British Museum and UCL & KCL’s annual Classics plays. Many of our students also opt to join our residential trips to Italy or Greece.

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. We are delighted to have a suite of recent school site developments, including a Sixth Form Centre and STEAM 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
  • 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.

Deadline for applications: 9am Friday 3rd February

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.

Northwood College has an exciting opportunity available for a Teacher of Classics to join our leading academic day school and to be part of an exceptionally creative, warm and supportive community. We are looking for candidates who have the drive and motivation to contribute to the development of our growing department. The ability to teach A Level Classical Civilisation and Latin is essential. The ability to offer a second subject would be an advantage for the full time position.


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Required from: September 2023

Contract term: Permanent

Hours: Part Time (0.6 or higher) / Full Time

Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits

The role: Northwood College has an exciting opportunity available for a Teacher of Classics to join our leading academic day school and to be part of an exceptionally creative, warm and supportive community. We are looking for candidates who have the drive and motivation to contribute to the development of our growing department.

The ability to teach A Level Classical Civilisation and Latin is essential. The ability to offer a second subject would be an advantage for the full time position.

The Department: The Classics Department consists of four teachers and has grown significantly over the past decade. All Classics classrooms have interactive whiteboards as well as access to laptops and iPads, and all girls in Years 5 -9 have their own Google Chromebook devices available in lessons, with ‘Bring Your Own Device’ options available in Years 10-13. We believe that a Classical education is necessary for understanding not only the past but also the modern world, and we guide our students in their discovery of the different disciplines that make up our area of specialism: linguistics, archaeology, philosophy, history and literature. All teachers in the department have an opportunity to teach across the year groups and courses, ensuring variety, motivation and CPD opportunities for all. Our materials and resources are revised on an ongoing basis, and there is a chance for all members of the department to contribute in this respect. We have a large Classics Office and storage space with a wide range of books and teaching resources for all abilities, from Junior School to University level.

Latin starts in the Junior School in Years 5 and 6 with weekly lessons currently following the Minimus course, focusing on literacy, mythology and storytelling. All students study Latin in Years 7 and 8 as part of the core curriculum. We follow the Cambridge Latin Course and employ other additional resources developed by the Classics Department to ensure an adequate level of differentiation and challenge, and the development of the girls’ thinking skills and awareness of ancient culture. We also work closely with the Modern Foreign Languages to develop students’ linguistic skills. In Year 9, we follow Taylor’s ‘Latin to GCSE 1’ book and begin to put an emphasis on prose composition. We also integrate components of both Greek and Roman mythology and history into the course.

In Years 10 and 11, we offer both GCSE Latin and GCSE Classical Civilisation, following the OCR specifications. Groups are growing year-on-year and we have highly motivated students. All students achieve highly in the public examinations, with Latin results consistently being among the highest.

At A Level we offer both Latin and Classical Civilisation. Group sizes are small, and we have our own dedicated Classics seminar room with a large LED screen and an extensive library of classical texts, academic commentaries and journals, as well as online subscriptions such as JSTOR and Massolit. Our Sixth Form students are dedicated and engaged, and often go on to study Classics at prestigious universities.

We also offer Ancient Greek as an extracurricular club with a dedicated group of students attending on a weekly basis. Other extra-curricular activities include Classics Club, Latin Surgery, a Classics Week and a variety of university essay competitions. We take advantage of the many opportunities for trips into central London, which include visiting the British Museum and UCL & KCL’s annual Classics plays. Many of our students also opt to join our residential trips to Italy or Greece.

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. We are delighted to have a suite of recent school site developments, including a Sixth Form Centre and STEAM 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
  • 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.

Deadline for applications: 9am Friday 3rd February

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.


Northwood College for Girls GDST

Northwood College for Girls GDST
Maxwell Road, Northwood, HA6 2YE

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