Housemaster/Housemistress, Cannock

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Chase Grammar SchoolCannock

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Housemaster / Housemistress (with the possibility of the additional responsibility of Head of Boarding for the right candidate)

Please note - This is a residential role and an apartment will be provided within the Boarding House.

The Housemaster / Housemistress (HM) is a central role in the life of this busy and friendly boarding and day school. The HM will be expected to live on site when Boarders are in residence (this includes the half-term breaks) and will be responsible for the welfare, safety and attendance in lessons and activities for all the boarding students in their House, acting in loco parentis.

There are three Houses: Tylecote, Parton and Lee, each of which look after approximately 40 boarders and have 60 associated day students. The three HMs form a team and, in rotation, assume the role of Senior Member of Staff on duty on an evening and weekend, acting on behalf the Principal and in the best interests of the School. The HM will provide leadership for the assistant staff in their own House and support for those working in the other Houses. Each House team comprises: 

· Housemaster/mistress

· Assistant Housemaster/mistress

· House Matron

· Non-Residential Tutors

The HM works alongside the Head of House (HoH), who is a senior member of Academic Staff, to provide a range of activities and events (social, charitable, environmental, physical, creative and competitive) which enable the integration of day and boarding students and the mixing of nationalities and ages. Together they oversee the work of the Tutors (our tutorial groups are vertical and House based) and the targets which are set and monitored with students.

One of the three HMs may be asked to act as Head of Boarding, assuming further responsibilities (see job description). Please confirm when applying if you would be interested in the Head of Boarding role.

Line Manager: Member of SLT responsible for oversight of the specific House.

General Responsibilities

The main responsibility of all residential staff is to provide opportunities for students to think, discover and thrive. This will include assisting in the daily care and supervision of boarders, helping to monitor their daily wellbeing 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 an 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.

It will also be expected that the Housemaster/mistress will teach (a reduced timetable) of an academic subject and assume the responsibilities of a part time member of an Academic Faculty.

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 09:00, Monday, 21 May 2018. Interviews will be held either 24 or 25 May 2018.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Convent Close, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0UR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 154 3501800
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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 ...