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A happy and successful community
‘The quality of the pupils’ achievements and learning is exceptional’- Independent Schools Inspectorate Report, April 2015.
Ever since its foundation in 1885, Channing has been known as a happy and successful community. Our size gives pupils both security and a sense of their own significance: we recognize all achievements; of whatever nature, and hope each girl here knows she is valued as an individual. 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.
Though large enough to ensure academic rigour and excellent facilities, the school is small enough for the Head and members of staff to know every girl personally and as an individual. We have a strong family tradition and a strong parents’ association. The atmosphere is happy and purposeful. We set high standards emphasising concern and respect for the needs of others. 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, dramatic, sporting and intellectual pursuits and we like staff to assist in areas where they have a genuine interest and enthusiasm.
The school is in an attractive part of Highgate, with convenient transport links by road and underground. Visitors are often surprised at how light, green and open our site is. We have preserved the character of the older buildings, but completely refurbished and redesigned them to provide bright and spacious teaching rooms. Our ambitious £13m building programme, completed in 2017, has provided us with excellent dining facilities, a Music School, a new Sixth Form Centre, Sports Hall with fitness suite and a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre.
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. 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.