Assistant Housemaster (Residential)
Independent, co-educational, 2-19, boarding & day school, Staffordshire
Chase Grammar School is an independent school in the heart of Cannock, close to the beautiful Staffordshire countryside of Cannock Chase. Buildings are largely modern and well designed, including a sizeable Sports Hall. There are 27 acres of playing fields on a separate site. We pride ourselves on the family atmosphere at the school; classes are small, and relationships between staff, students and parents are excellent. The school is in a period of growth, and has much further potential. Chase Grammar School has approximately 320 students, including a well-respected International Study Centre and Lyncroft House Preparatory School (all on the same site). The School’s three boarding houses are home to about 120 students. We accept children between the ages of 2 and 19 and deliver the English National Curriculum, GCSE, Pre-A Level, A Level and International Foundation Diploma courses. We are very proud of our excellent examination results and we prepare students for entry to the world’s top universities.
This is a residential role and an apartment will be provided within the Boarding House.
The main responsibility of the Assistant Housemaster is to assist the Principal Director of Pastoral Care in the daily care and supervision of boarders, helping to supervise and monitor their daily well-being and academic progress, as well as encouraging a developing maturity in each boarder commensurate with their age. Staff are expected to get to know boarders individually and to care for them appropriately. This role requires a basic understanding of child/teenage development, a degree of patience, tolerance and understanding, as well as a commitment to discipline where necessary, in accordance with the rules and protocols of the school. Staff are assigned groups of students for whom they have particular responsibility. They will monitor these students, acting as 'parents' during disciplinary interventions, welfare and academic matters as well as write pastoral reports at the end of term or at other appropriate times.
Chase Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and must attend and comply with all Safeguarding Training and the School’s Safeguarding Policy.
To apply, candidates must complete the school’s Application form and Pre-Employment Medical form and send it, together with a letter of application addressed to Dr P Silverwood, the School Principal, to Lmm@chasegrammar.com to arrive no later than Tuesday, 21 March 2017.