Head of Boarding

Nord Anglia School Guangzhou, PanyuNord Anglia School Guangzhou, Panyu

Head of Boarding needs to manage administration of the Student Boarding House.

Engagement and Interaction 

 Ensuring that parents are consistently informed of the Boarding life of their children; 

 Producing a Boarding Handbook; 

 Producing a Boarding Policy; 

 Meeting prospective students and families to explain the structure, advantages and suitability of the Boarding House; 

 Overseeing the decision-making process on the acceptance of new students;  

 Collaborating closely with Admissions to ensure a professional and smooth Boarding student enrolment; 

 Supporting the transfer of students into the Boarding House; 

 Contributing to school publications including the school newsletter and yearbook;  

 Communicating directly with newly secured students, parents and Homeroom teachers prior to arrival and pass on appropriate documentation; 

 Promoting the Boarding programme within and outside the school; 

 Monitoring student wellbeing regularly in collaboration with Homeroom teachers, ensuring clear feedback to parents; 

 Holding regular Student Boarding House meetings, represent the Student Boarding House at other relevant meetings and communicate the proceedings of all meetings to the Principal and Dean of Students; 

 Communicating to students, parents and Homeroom teachers where appropriate, programmes of activities, special events involving Boarding House students; 

 Providing opportunities for feedback to teachers and Homeroom teachers on issues related to specific Boarding House students; 

 Responding to and initiate all communication with the Dean of Students and Principal along with teaching and administration staff where necessary; 

 Maintaining updated information on all Boarding House students; 

 Attending and contributing to all required meetings; 

 Sharing expertise with colleagues; 

 Maintaining co-operative supportive professional relationships with the entire school community; 

 Creating opportunities and systems to communicate information about the Student Boarding House to the wider school community; 

 Encouraging parental interest and involvement in the Student Boarding House, School and support PTA events; 

 Acting as appraisal/evaluation supervisor to relevant staff. 

Leading in Learning and Teaching 

 Providing support and guidance for students in the Boarding House in academic and pastoral matters; 

 Advising students by using a variety of approaches to create a secure, happy and stimulating environment; 

 Liaising with Homeroom teachers, subject/classroom teachers, Student Support manager to support students throughout the school programmes; 

 Developing team spirit within the Student Boarding House; 

 Dealing with disciplinary matters relating to students within the Student Boarding House in conjunction with the Dean of Students; 

 Demonstrating good pastoral skills and a willingness to adapt to the demands of an international boarding school. 

Operational Expertise & Resource Management 

 Assuming responsibility for coordinating and managing the activity calendar for each year; 

 Ensuring there is a stimulating and varied programme of Boarding, extra-curricular and weekend activities; Monitoring the health of the students in the Boarding House in conjunction with the school nurses; 

 Maintaining complete records of all activities involving Boarding House students, Health and Social Wellbeing issues and parent involvement; 

 Administering and be responsible for all aspects of Student Boarding House life; 

 Establish and maintain safety precautions within the Student Boarding House especially in relation to excursions off campus; 

 Maintaining a database of student contact information and student academic and behavioural records as they relate to both the Student Boarding House and the school; 

 Creating and implementing a development plan for the Student Boarding House in collaboration within the Dean of Students; 

 Raising the profile of the Student Boarding House through initiatives and events; 

 Taking an active role in the Student Boarding House improvement initiatives; 

 Raising the profile of the Student Boarding House through organising events and initiatives; 

 Knowing both Student Boarding House and school policies and can answer everyday queries of parents. 

 Helping in other areas of the school as directed.

Professional and Personal Development – Contribution beyond the Classroom and on-going Professional Development

 Attending and actively participating in meetings (where appropriate); 

 Participating in in-service activities, external courses and conferences; 

 Participating in Professional Development offered by the school.


 At least Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching qualification

 Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience

 Proficient in English

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