Job Description


(Full time; permanent and maternity cover posts available)

Required from September 2024

We have a number of vacancies available, with contracts ranging from two terms-12 months and permanent positions.

Awarded ‘Excellent’ in all areas inspected by ISI in 2022, Channing School is summed up by its vision, ‘Girls Enjoying Success’.

Channing Junior School has been housed in the gracious Victorian family home known as ‘Fairseat’ built by Sir Sydney Waterlow, former Lord Mayor of London since 1926. The School is situated in extensive gardens at the top of Highgate Hill with spectacular views over London. The house is well-maintained with light, spacious and elegant rooms.. Recent renovations have been completed to include further teaching spaces, a Drama Studio and a new multi-purpose hall.

The Junior School provides a happy, stimulating and secure environment for some 336 girls aged 4 to 11. Entrance is at 4+ and is selective. The broad-based curriculum recognises the importance of the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science and delivery is through a mix of form teaching and subject specialism. The curriculum is supported by local trips and outings, to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the capital.

The staff-room is friendly and mutually supportive, and cross-curricular involvement is welcomed and encouraged, particularly in activities outside the classroom. The girls are receptive and well-motivated, and conditions for staff are excellent; we pay London salaries and there is generous provision made for INSET and professional development.

Our distinctive Unitarian ethos of kindness, respect and tolerance underpins a happy, busy community.

Further information about the role can be found in the information pack below.

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 May 2024

Interviews: Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 May 2024

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.