The Graduate Boarding Tutors are answerable to the Headmistress via the Housemistress, The Deputy Director of Boarding, the Director of Boarding and the Director of Pastoral Care.
- It is their duty to work with the House Team, in assisting with the development (personal, moral, spiritual and intellectual) of each girl in the House.
- They must be able to offer a role model which girls can respect and be able to create a secure, stable and caring environment
The role of a Graduate Boarding Tutor is to work with the Housemistress and the House Team at all time. Responsibilities include the following:-
- Aiding the well-being, safety, discipline and pastoral care of the girls in the House and maintaining confidentiality as appropriate and confiding such matters only to the Housemistress, Deputy Head of Boarding, Head of Boarding or The Director of Pastoral Care
- Being aware of the implications of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding for welfare and pastoral care in the House.
- Being fully versed in, and compliant with, all the School’s Child Protection procedures
- Supporting the new girl Induction Programme and to ensure that the settling in process is a happy one and problems resolved as soon as possible.
- Knowing and treating each pupil/student as an individual and encouraging self-discipline and a sense of responsibility
- Being aware of the academic strengths and weaknesses of the girls through a House Tutorial programme; to liaise with Housemistress, Form Tutors and Year Co-ordinators to ensure effective academic progress
- Supporting and running activities in the full and varied extra-curricular programme that is available and to ensure girls are appropriately occupied.
- Ensuring that individual needs, strengths and weaknesses of each girl are identified and known by staff as needed, so that individual opportunities, talents and potential are developed and maximised.
- Keeping suitable records of girls’ progress, welfare, emotional problems, achievements and misconduct.
- Helping to create a calm, quiet and tidy living and working environment
- Helping to supervise efficiently the day-to-day routines of normal boarding school life, including House daytime duties, meals, preps, laundry, bedtimes and with any emergency that may arise
- Helping the Housemistress to supervise the extra-curricular life of the girls to ensure that they are able to discharge their academic and other obligations efficiently, and find interest and stimulus appropriate to their age and development
- Being available at certain times (to be specified) to accompany girls on hospital appointments during the day if necessary.
- Ensuring the smooth running of the House by continuing with the standards of discipline, dress, behaviour and day-to-day routine, as decided by the Housemistress
- Attending general House Team meetings, daily break, and school functions as required
- Helping to maintain good relations and communications with all parents
- Assisting with the School Duties and after-School activities
- Being in residence at least 24 hours before the beginning of each term and 24 hours after the end of term to assist in the setting up and closing of houses.
- Supporting House Staff on the Friday afternoons of exeats and half terms.
- Assisting on Open mornings and other school commitments on the weekends where necessary.
- Escorting the school coach airport transfers on a rota basis
Duty Rota / Time Off
The Graduate Boarding Tutors are required to live in school whilst on duty and are on duty for 5 nights a week, Sunday to Thursday. Additionally Graduate Boarding Tutors are required to work two weekends per term.
Off duty time is the equivalent of 46 hours with a minimum of 4 hours non-contact time off during the day when on duty (where possible).
Candidates should possess:
- A university degree
- Excellent interpersonal and good communication skills
- The ability to work as a member of a collaborative team
- Enthusiasm, commitment and a positive upbeat attitude
- A flexible approach to working
- Hands on approach
- Ability to show initiative and efficiency
- Good attendance record
- Experience of working within a boarding environment.
- IT administrative skills
- Due to the nature of the role within the boarding houses, the successful candidate will be female.
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