Salary: £32,500 p.a. (based on FTE £40,047)
Type of position: Permanent, Term Time Plus 6 days (pay is based on a 42.2 week year including paid holiday)
A culture of community, kindness and belonging
Highgate is a different kind of independent school. We are a school whose charitable ethos is an inextricable part of both staff and pupil DNA. Highgate doesn’t exist in a bubble, but is connected to, and part of, a community. We have partnerships with over 60 state schools across 7 London boroughs, and, in 2017, Highgate co-founded the free sixth form school, The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham (LAET), with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club as principal business sponsor.
From the Pre-Prep right up to the Sixth Form, we are actively seeking to embed a real sense of belonging at Highgate. Everyone who works and studies with us deserves to feel they are part of an environment that:
- welcomes them
- enables them to be themselves
- understands them
- encourages questioning, self-knowledge, and self-expression
- helps them not just to manage, but to thrive, to discover and pursue their passions, and to develop as individuals and members of a community.
To do this, we are evaluating diversity in our professional, curricular and co-curricular life, exploring how to attract pupils and staff from all backgrounds to work and learn at Highgate and providing opportunities to share our own experiences as well as learning from alternative perspectives. Our work on inclusion at Highgate involves pupils, staff, alumni, parents and carers.
Founded over 450 years ago in 1565 by Sir Roger Cholmeley, Highgate is one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools for pupils aged 4-18.
There are currently in the region of 1,850 pupils split across our Pre-Preparatory School, Junior School and Senior School sites, in conjunction with approximately 600 teaching and support staff. We are proud to be able to claim some of the top academic results across the UK, as well as titles of Independent School of the Year 2019 and Independent School of the Year for Social Mobility 2019. Highgate has recently been named the Sunday Times London Independent School of the Decade by Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide. “Ranking in the top 25 independent schools in the UK for its results in the examination hall, Highgate achieves well for its children. But it also makes a difference for many more children beyond its own gates." Alistair McCall, The Sunday Times.
Highgate recognises the value of staff wellbeing which we promote by encouraging a strong work-life balance, trying our best to support flexible working requests, providing a nutritious food offering and offering access to sporting facilities including our recently renovated swimming pool. Our ethos is to be a reflective community and we encourage mindfulness throughout our school, for example by offering weekly prayers in our chapel. We also encourage an open culture throughout our school, with our directors having an open-door policy and making use of regular staff surveys.
We also encourage our employees 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 getting involved in partnership projects.
THE MEDICAL FACILITIES
The medical facilities are well equipped in order to facilitate the immediate care, both medical and pastoral, of pupils and staff at Highgate School. There are two main sites where medical care is available – the Senior School Medical Centre on North Road and the Bishopswood Road Medical Centre. Two qualified nurses share the responsibility for the day-to-day medical provision across the whole school and may be required to cover either site.
The role of the School Nurse at Highgate is to support pupils’ health and wellbeing in order for pupils to fully participate in active school life.
Please visit our website to view our candidate information pack for further details of the job role.
- Experience in either school nursing experience; A&E experience; paediatric nursing experience, or experience in adolescent health
- Minimum 3yrs post registration
- RSCN, RN–child, or RGN with relevant experience (i.e. A&E, School nursing, Practice nursing)
Registered Nurse Certified