‘Exploring career options can be daunting, so I work closely with our Deputy Head (Pupils’ Personal Development and Employability) to help Highgate and partner school pupils have a clearer understanding of themselves, their interests and the opportunities available. Through our extensive and varied careers programme, we support pupils to make informed decisions about their future beyond Highgate.’
—Ms Jaspal, Careers and Employability Specialist
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 550 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, Highgate Pre-Prep
Working 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. We are lucky to have many teachers with years of experience, whilst still attracting those new to the profession who bring fresh ideas to our successful established practices.
Our teaching staff work with a diverse population of high achieving pupils, keen to engage with lessons and with co-curricular activities. You take part in pastoral work and co-curricular activities to enhance the life of our School, thus developing broad professional and personal experiences. You also explore and adopt, where appropriate, the most up-to-date teaching methodologies, using modern facilities like our state-of-the-art Junior School, dynamic Mills Centre for Art and Design, and beautiful Sir Martin Gilbert Library.
Working at Highgate as support staff means being part of a dynamic 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
‘I’ve just joined Highgate Pre-Prep. All the pupils, parents and staff have made me very welcome and helped me to settle into my exciting new role.’
PA to Highgate Pre-Prep Principal and School Secretary
‘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
‘Working with Pre-Prep pupils from age 3 to 7 means I see their progression and development, as well as the confidence they gain from taking part in drama.’
Highgate Pre-Prep drama teacher
‘Alongside my work in our Pre-Prep, I volunteer with co-curricular activities and accompany Senior School pupils (many of whom are considering applying to medical schools) on visits to Whittington Hospital.’
Highgate Pre-Prep teaching assistant
‘I work with staff, pupils and parents to develop strategies to support their wellbeing alongside their personal, academic and professional development. Working with such thoughtful and compassionate pupils is inspiring.’
Director of Wellbeing
Staff at Highgate
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