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Head – Channing School

Highgate, London


The Governors are looking for an inspirational leader who is in tune with Channing’s distinctive ethos and is committed to the opportunities which this all-girls school offers. 

Channing School is a top performing academic girls’ day school in North London. With a unique ethos, rooted in its Unitarian heritage, girls are encouraged to achieve and enjoy success in a warm and supportive community. There are 965 pupils aged 4-18 on the roll at the School, which is located on either side of Highgate Hill. In the fast-paced life of the capital, Channing offers a calm oasis where scholarship and academic achievement are highly valued. Public exam results are consistently excellent but achieved without undue pressure and in an environment which offers a broad and balanced Education.

Mrs Barbara Elliott is retiring in Summer 2020 after 15 years of transformative leadership. During her time at the helm, pupil numbers have grown and the site has been redeveloped to create a modern and exciting learning environment with stunning, up-to-date facilities.

The successful candidate will have dynamic leadership skills, a passion for scholarship, a commitment to delivering an excellent academic and pastoral education, well-honed listening and communication skills and the ability to maintain a nurturing and happy community.

Potential candidates wishing to discuss the post are invited to contact:

Holly Fitzgerald at / 07801 522913

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Wednesday 15th May 2019.

Candidates should complete the RSAcademics application form electronically. Please also submit a covering letter in support of your application form, which should be addressed to the Chair of Governors, Mrs Cindy Leslie.

Please email your completed application form and letter, both as PDF files please, to Jonathan Barnes at: Jonathan Barnes can also be reached by calling our Head Office on 01858 467449.

Channing School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 15 May 2019 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews 22 May 2019 -23 May 2019
  • Long list interviews 03 June 2019 -04 June 2019
  • Short list interviews 12 June 2019