Here at Channing, we aim to encourage lively, independent minds and a concern for others; to give girls the confidence, qualifications and skills they will need in life; and to send our leavers out ready to respond as thoughtful, responsible and socially aware adults to the challenges of the world today.
We aim to remain true to the ideals of our Unitarian foundation, to develop spiritual sensitivity and understanding and, in particular, to foster respect and consideration for the whole range of human faiths and beliefs.
The school is located within Highgate Village, with convenient transport links via bus and underground. Characterful buildings and a proximity to central London belie our deceptively bright, open and leafy site. A £13m building programme, completed in 2017, has provided us with excellent dining facilities, a Music School, a new Sixth Form Centre, Sports Hall with a fitness suite and a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre. Within our historic buildings, are spacious, light and well-equipped teaching rooms.
A major feature of the school is the huge diversity of the extra-curricular activities on offer to pupils and it is expected that all staff will contribute in some way to this side of the life of the school. Opportunities exist for involvement in cultural, artistic, sporting and intellectual pursuits and we encourage staff to assist in areas where they have a genuine interest and enthusiasm.
Channing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To assist in this, the school follows a formal recruitment procedure for the employment of all staff which adheres to the recommendations of the Department for Education (DfE) in “Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education” and the school’s Child Protection Policy. In line with our Recruitment Policy, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches including social media. A copy of this procedure is available on request.
Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant will be treated less favourably than another on the grounds of a protected characteristic. Ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.