Librarian, Barnet

Closing date:Expiring soon

Copthall SchoolBarnet

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,650 - £25,211
Contract term: Permanent

School Librarian – Full Time 8.00am – 5.00pm including breaks

Term time only 

SCP 12 – 18 

£24,462 - £27,228 pro rata

Do you share our values of Respect, Equality for All, Support and Safety, Aspiration and Responsibility?  If so, come and join our diverse girls’ school enriching the lives of our amazing students and joining a committed and passionate team.

We are looking to recruit, a creative and enthusiastic Librarian to promote a love for reading and who has an understanding of how important reading is to future success. You will be responsible for the development of our vibrant school library and actively promoting its use within and outside the curriculum. 

For the third year running, Copthall celebrated another very successful year in our examination results.  Our P8 score +0.9 places us in the top 3% in the country for progress.  90% of English grades were 9-4 with increases in outcomes for both Maths and Science.   One of our students was the highest achieving history student in the whole country and gained a suite of grade 8s & 9s.   Our A-level results were equally impressive with our A*-C grades increasing from 61% in 2018 to 74%.  In addition to this, students who sat vocational subjects did equally well with the average grade a Merit+.

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries.  Our thriving Sixth Form, which is in the top 12% of schools for A-Level results, offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications. 

Copthall has seen rapid improvements in standards across the school. Following our Ofsted inspection in May 2018, we were awarded ‘Good’ status: “By implementing systems to raise staffs and pupils’ aspirations, leaders have established a culture of high expectations.  As a result the school has secured marked improvements to learning and pupils’ progress”.  The full report can be accessed using the following link:

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

• be committed to our ethos of high expectations without excuses or exceptions, with the belief that every child can succeed

• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils

• have an interest in and commitment to working with, supporting the development of, and safeguarding children

and in return we offer candidates:

• support, mentoring and training appropriate to the post

• a forward looking, hardworking and enthusiastic team of staff with the desire and skills to improve outcomes

• the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the school, its students and families

• benefits from our Employee Assistance Programme

• staff Wellbeing Room

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to promoting safeguarding and the protection of children and vulnerable adults.  

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

Application forms must be completed and are available from the school website: or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937.   Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to

Closing date:  Tuesday 25th February 2020

More about Copthall School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Pursley Road, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2EP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8959 1937
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Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries. We have approximately 1000 students on role, 120 of which are enrolled in our th...