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Head of Boarding / House Parent (Girls or Boys)

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Stoke College


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
April 2018
Apply by:
7 December 2017

Job overview

Head of Boarding / House Parent (Girls' Boarding)

Required from April 2018, a passionate educator, with a track record of success in pastoral care, boarding and academic tutoring. The successful candidate will be fully supportive of the College’s ethos and is expected to contribute to the full life of the School.

With the opening of a new Sixth Form and the expansion of boarding, we are looking for a candidate excited about playing a key role as we develop full boarding.

Details about the positions and an application form are available on the school’s website or from the Registrar.

Stoke College is an independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 4-18, on the borders of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. It offers a unique working environment: small class sizes, a close-knit friendly community and a beautiful environment. 

Our focus is to provide a personalised education, where every child can reach their full potential academically and, as a young person, be ready to contribute their talents to the world. 

To express your interest in this vacancy, please contact Mr George Moore, the Registrar (01787 278 141), email: registrar@stokecollege.co.uk For further information, visit our website www.stokecollege.co.uk

Applications must be made on the school’s own application form, including a supporting statement. 

The closing date is Thursday 7th December 2017, midday

Interviews: week beginning Monday 11th December

Stoke College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers, as appropriate, are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. Registered Charity 310487

Stoke by Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 8JE Tel: +44 (0)1787 278 141

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About Stoke College

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  • Stoke College
  • Stoke by Clare, Sudbury
  • Suffolk
  • CO10 8JE
  • United Kingdom
+44 1787 278141

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We are an independent day and boarding school based in Suffolk for boys and girls aged 11-18. We are set in tranquil private parkland overlooking the River Stour, equidistant from Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Braintree and Saffron Walden.

In November last year, education investors bought the school and are investing heavily in staffing, facilities and technology.

The future is very bright for Stoke College.
We look forward to welcoming you.


Dr Gareth Lloyd

Values and vision

Life at School

It’s crucial that a child should love being at school.

Too often, schools are places where children survive rather than thrive. In some, class sizes are too big for individual pupils to get much attention or praise; in others, there are counter-productive pressures around test outcomes. At Stoke College we do know that unless children love their learning, school can become a chore. If children are to feel happy, friendship and community are key. If children are to feel special, a school needs to look at the whole scope of each child’s talents, finding their strengths to celebrate and reinforce. These are the basics. We must also inspire achievement. At Stoke we create an environment where success is possible because children are happy, interested and take pride in what they achieve. Excellence, in whatever field, is the product of opportunity, guidance, perseverance and character.

ISI report

“The pupils spoken to were articulate and enthusiastic about the opportunities provided at school. They felt that the school’s small size enabled them to make friends and find their feet quickly. Many commented that they had had unhappy experiences at previous schools and how much they welcomed the support from concerned and approachable teachers, who recognised and responded to their various needs. They felt well supervised and safe in school, and did not feel threatened by adults or other pupils.”

View Stoke College's latest ISI report

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