Barnard Castle School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Residential House Matron to join a vibrant, successful boarding house.
Our Junior Boarding House, or 'Old Courts' as it is affectionately known, has recently undergone a significant refurbishment, and the environment and quality of the house is second to none. It houses, and cares for, our youngest boarders, aged 7-13, of both genders.
The Residential House Matron will work with the rest of the team to create a home away from home for our youngest boarders. There is no more rewarding role in education than this.
The position of House Matron is one of significant importance and responsibility. The Matron has a special role in helping the HSM to create a happy and well-disciplined atmosphere throughout the House. The success of a Matron’s appointment depends on the establishment of a harmonious relationship with the HSM, based on mutual trust.
Working under the direction of the HSM, the House Matron is required to play a key role in the pastoral care of all the pupils in the boarding house on a day-to-day basis, with particular responsibility for the physical, social and emotional well-being and presentation of the pupils in the House. Ultimately, the objective of the House Matron is to play a significant role in establishing a ‘home away from home’ environment in which the boarders are at ease and are happy.