Boarding House Mistress
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5 - 10 Years
● Hold a degree, and be a fully qualified teacher ● Have several years of experience in teaching, ideally in a residential setting ● Enjoy community life, and not resent its intrusion on privacy, nor its occasional calls for work at unsociable hours for no additional pecuniary advantage ● Have a solution-focused, positive and resilient approach to school life ● Enjoy the company of young people for its own sake and have an easy rapport with them
The House Mistress is responsible for the smooth running of the house, the supervision and guidance of staff and, above all, the safety and welfare of the boarding students.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain high standards of personal conduct in the boarding house, in accordance with school policies
Foster a homely, purposeful and safe atmosphere within the house
Induct new boarders and liaise closely with their parents before, during and after their arrival at the boarding house
Be proactive in seeking to forge excellent personal relationships with boarders, their parents and/or other staff in the house
Oversee the pastoral and academic welfare of all students in the boarding house and act in loco parentis for boarders during term time
Carry out daytime and evening duties as agreed
Carry out weekend duties, on rotation as agreed
Teach a subject on a commensurately reduced timetable
Maintain an active interest in the academic progress of boarders in the house by attending parents’ consultations etc
Liaise closely with members of teaching staff across the school, as well as administrative staff and auxiliary staff to ensure the smooth running of the house
Feed back to parents formally, as part of the school’s reporting procedures.
Manage the team of house staff - both academic and domestic - in order to ensure the smooth running of the house.
Ensure that communications sent home, or to pupils, are read and understood by parents and carers .
Hold regular weekly meetings with the staff operating in the house.
Draw up duty rotas throughout the term and ensure that duties are divided up equitably and the house is properly supervised at all times .
Advise on the running of weekend activities, and leading on weekend duties, where required.
Supervise off-site trips for boarders and complete the administrative tasks for such trips as required
Keep the operations team informed of any health and safety and/or maintenance issues that may arise during the course of the term
3 High Street