The overall responsibility for the running of the boarding houses rests with the Heads of House. As a Boarding Assistant, you will be expected to help and support the Heads of House to:
• Create and maintain in the House a happy, safe, positive atmosphere which is conducive to the students feeling at ease and able to live and work happily;
• Promote and safeguard the welfare of the students by adhering to and ensuring compliance with the school’s Safeguarding and Child protection Policy at all times;
• Build and maintain positive and constructive relationships with students, in order to provide them with the best possible care and support;
• Exercise an important pastoral role within the House and look after the welfare of the students living in it;
• Foster a sense of house identity and spirit by encouraging active participation in house activities by all students;
• Ensure that the House rules are being followed at all times and address any infringements that may occur;
• Carry out practical daily tasks in the boarding house on a rota basis with other colleagues or as requested by the Head of House or the Head of Boarding.
You will be on a duty rota with other colleagues, the aim being to ensure that the House is always adequately staffed, that there is always someone there for the students and that House rules are being respected.
You will also need to:
• Attend meetings with colleagues;
• Help show prospective students and parents around the House as necessary;
• Attend school social and other events, some of which may take place on evenings and weekends, such as school concerts and drama productions, Sports Day, parents’ evening and open days;
• Attend school Inset and other training events, both in and out of school, as appropriate.