Working at Highgate is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, diverse and welcoming community. We currently employ around 650 people who work together to maintain and develop our School and its community.
Highgate’s success depends on the quality of our teaching and support staff.
Working at Highgate is an opportunity to be part of a vibrant, diverse and welcoming community. We currently employ around 650 people who work together maintain and develop our outstanding School.
Our attractive North London location is a short distance from central London and adjacent to Hampstead Heath. Transport links include good bus routes and the Northern line of the Underground, meaning central London is just twenty minutes away.
We provide full induction and support for new staff to ensure a smooth transition for all. We encourage our employees to further develop their personal skill set, so frequently help fund independent study courses.
Highgate staff are welcoming, supportive, and always put the pupils' wellbeing first —Mr Zucker, Deputy Principal, Pre-Prep
A dynamic and progressive culture. With yoga lessons, access to the pool and healthy lunches —Miss Knight, Communications, Support Staff
Just so many nice people —Mr Pullan, Head of Lower School
Many rewarding opportunities and a culture of connectedness, where your expertise can truly shine —Mr Eltman, Graphic Designer, Support Staff
A fun, collaborative and forward-thinking environment with a real sense of community —Ms Studd, Deputy Principal (Pastoral), Junior School
As a teacher at Highgate, you will be joining a team of intelligent professionals who are committed to academic excellence and the highest standards of pastoral care. Their subject knowledge, dedication and inspiring guidance enable our pupils to discover and pursue intellectual passions, take risks and develop a love for learning as a way of living. Teachers come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and our Common Room is characterised by warm, informal relations.
Pupil wellbeing is at the heart of our thinking and staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of each child and young person at Highgate. All teaching staff are given a pastoral role, for example as a tutor, and are expected to lead and participate in the popular programme of co-curricular activities where teachers’ enthusiasm and expertise are highly valued.
Our School site is an attractive and welcoming location, with modern facilities such as our state-of-the-art Junior School, dynamic Mills Centre for Art and Design, and beautiful Martin Gilbert Library.
Working at Highgate as support staff means being part of a dynamic and inclusive organisation that is making a difference to the lives of young people.
At Highgate, we recognise the value of staff wellbeing, which we promote by encouraging a strong work-life balance, trying our best to support flexible working requests, providing nutritious food choices, and offering access to sporting facilities. We also encourage an open culture throughout our School, with our directors having an open-door policy and regular staff surveys.
We encourage our support staff to be continuously engaged in their role by providing opportunities to participate in the wider life of our School, such as taking part in trips or societies and involvement in partnership projects.
‘Highgate Junior School is a happy place to work. I’m often the first point of contact for our pupils and their parents, who are always friendly and respectful.’
Highgate Junior School Receptionist
‘At Highgate, our approach to pedagogy means we explore and adopt, where appropriate for our School, the most up-to-date methodologies for the most effective teaching that leads to deep learning.’
Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning)
‘I’ve worked at Highgate since 1987! In that time I’ve seen pupils progress through the School, go to university, start careers and have their own families join the School.‘
Highgate Pre-Prep Early Years Practitioner
‘My Department is comprised of supportive teachers who help pupils become the best mathematicians they can be. Our success shows in our uptake, Highgate’s most popular A level is Mathematics!’
Head of Mathematics
‘The pupils bound in everyday with smiles, they leave smiling – in some ways it’s a very easy job.’
Highgate Pre-Prep Deputy Principal (Pastoral)
Staff at Highgate
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