Senior School Pupils walking to class

Strategic Objectives

Channing is a school for girls aged 4-18 where pupils enjoy outstanding personal success at school and beyond, as a result of our holistic, balanced education, a unique combination in equal measure of:

  • Academic excellence;
  • Unsurpassed pastoral care and
  • Breadth of extra and co-curricular activities.

We aim to develop scholarship, integrity, altruism and independence. Our Unitarian ethos encourages our pupils to be intellectually curious, open-minded and respectful.

The Vision

Girls Enjoying Success

Strategic Objectives 2020-2025

  • To provide an excellent and relevant education, free from undue pressure, that inspires all pupils to achieve their full potential.
  1. Continue to develop excellent teaching and learning to stimulate and challenge.
  2. Ensure that the learning needs of every pupil are identified and provided for (including EAL, SEND or MA*).
  3. Deliver a stimulating and innovative Co and Extra Curricular Programme which engages pupils at all levels.
  4. Increase opportunities for pupils to develop as independent learners.
  • To support personal development which puts wellbeing at the heart of our pastoral provision.
  1. Continue to develop and deliver outstanding pastoral care.
  2. To build on our commitment to improving PE and Sport at Channing recognising the positive impact that this can have on pupil wellbeing.  
  3. Further enhance Careers Education and Guidance across the school.
  4. Extend and promote pupil leadership opportunities.
  • To embrace modern technology and use it as a means to enhance pupils’ independence as learners to prepare them for the future.
  1. Identify and develop the appropriate use of technologies to enhance teaching and learning.
  2. Ensure that pupils are confident and safe users of technology.
  3. Enhance the use of technology as an enabler for effective and efficient workflow across the School.
  • To provide a secure, safe and healthy environment.
  1. Continue to ensure that child protection and safeguarding is a priority.
  2. Continue to develop a culture where risks are identified and managed effectively.
  3. To maintain and invest in our estate and facilities such that they support the school’s aims and objectives. 
  4. Continue to ensure that all policies and procedures are robust, relevant and up-to-date.
  • To develop further opportunities for Science, Technology & Engineering (STE) and the Adelante Strategy.
  1. Provide more opportunities for pupils to achieve success and participate. 
  2. Raise the profile of STE and Adelante in curricular, cross-curricular and extra-curricular programmes.
  • To manage the school’s resources effectively and to ensure that the school can continue to attract the brightest students.
  1. Safeguard the school’s future plans and legacy by further enhancing the school’s financial resilience.
  2. Improve awareness of the school both locally and more widely such that demand for school places continues to increase.
  3. Ensure that the benefits of a girls’ only education are clearly understood and communicated.
  • To recognise and promote our social responsibility.
  1. To develop our commitment to developing partnerships and providing opportunities to engage positively with local, national and global communities.
  2. Widen access to the educational benefits that Channing offers and provide appropriate levels of financial support.
  3. To develop a whole school approach to becoming a more sustainable school.
  4. To review existing policies, procedures and practices at Channing School to ensure that diversity, equality and inclusion is supported at all levels.

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