The Senior Boarding House Assistant post will provide maternity cover for the houseparent within one of our junior boarding houses. You will work as part of a team to ensure the welfare and happiness of the children. You will support the Houseparent, take pride in the presentation of the House and will be responsible for the care of the children. The Senior Boarding Assistant must work in conjunction with the policies of the school and is responsible for being familiar with them.
The Senior Boarding Assistant needs to communicate professionally and confidently with parents, Houseparent and all staff. The Houseparent and Heads of Boarding are your line managers, to whom you are accountable. Our pupils have a very busy schedule of curricular and extra curricular activities and therefore need a houseparent who can create and build relationships to make pupils feel happy and safe. If you enjoy working in a fast pace, dynamic environment with national and international boys and girls; ranging from 8 - 13 years old, have the patience, stamina and sense of humour to match, then we believe you will be a perfect houseparent to our driven and happy pupils.
"The quality of boarding education is excellent. The outcomes for boarders are excellent. The outstanding sense of community, which permeates all the boarding houses, ensures that boards have an excellent standard of personal development. Boarders are very confident and articulate their feelings with great clarity. They have a strong sense of belonging and display and mature and balanced understanding of the issues that affect their boarding life" ISI Integrated Inspection November 2014
About the School The Dragon School was founded in 1877 to educate the sons of dons. From these modest beginnings the School has grown to be an internationally renowned independent day and boarding preparatory school for over 600 boys and girls aged 8 to 13. In September 1995 the School (which has charitable status) opened a pre-prep called Lynams on the Woodstock Road for about 200 more children aged 4 to 7.
The Dragon was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in November 2014 and was found to be “Excellent” in all areas of teaching and pastoral care and “Exceptional” with regard to “The Quality of Pupils’ Achievements and Learning”.
The staff of over 300 full and part time individuals includes 120 teachers, 35 visiting music and learning support teachers, 30 teaching assistants, 35 pastoral staff and 90 support and administrative staff. A further range of individuals provide sports coaching and specialist services on a contract basis.