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Non-Residential Tutor

Cannock, Staffordshire
Job Type
7 Sep 2022
Overview of Responsibilities The main responsibility of all Boarding Staff is to assist the Head of Boarding and the leaders of the school, 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 boarding house. 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. The following is expected: To work as part of a team, under the supervision of the Housemasters (mistresses) and report regularly to them, reporting to the Head of Boarding. To be a visible presence in the boarding house(s). To support and promote the boarding ethos of the school. To carry out duties assigned, which may include evening and weekend duties. To be readily available to students and supervising students throughout the relevant duty period. To supervise Prep, Private Study, Activities, and Weekend Trips; to offer activities. To supervise meals according to the duty rota, which may include the supervision of the kitchen and the serving of meals. To accompany school transport to and from airports at the beginning and end of term (including after the end of the teaching term). To be conversant with and advise on National Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools. To be conversant with the rules and protocols of boarding. To be conversant with the school site and to have appropriate keys for the fulfilment of duties, which must, under no circumstances, be handed to students or left carelessly lying around. To be conversant with the procedures for Fire Alarms. To be conversant with procedures for dealing with accidents and emergencies, including knowledge of trained First Aiders, the siting of medicines, and the protocols for their use. Also to be conversant with the procedure for contacting local doctors, dentists and opticians. To be conversant with the procedures for record keeping, and undertaking administrative tasks conscientiously. To be conversant with the filing procedure for boarders' documentation. To liaise with other staff, and keep colleagues informed of matters which may affect the well-being and progress of boarders, and to listen to colleagues' concerns about boarders, taking action where necessary To follow the Routine and other imperatives as laid out in the Handbooks To take responsibility for developing your personal skills through training with support from Senior Management In addition to the list above, Boarding Staff should undertake any task reasonably requested of them by the Housemaster or Senior Leaders. To carry out this role it is important that you: Know your students - if you have been allocated a group you should know them write pastoral reports if required act as their advocate advise and guide on personal and academic matters take responsibility for ensuring a positive community atmosphere within boarding Present to the Head of Boarding ideas that improve the quality of student life Advise the Head of Boarding on strategic matters Keep the Head of Boarding apprised of welfare issues that impact on wider school matters Liaise with parents and students via the Head of Boarding and International Registrar Take an active but sympathetic interest in the discipline of your students Maintain any pastoral or welfare records as requested or deemed appropriate in conjunction with central records Take clear and active responsibility for your house, with particular regard to the NMS and H&S. Carry out any administrative or functional actions as designated by the SLT or in consultation with the Head of Boarding When on duty, check the welfare of students you are assigned to and help maintain the standards of behaviour, tidiness and cleanliness expected in our community When on duty, check the rooms for tidiness and for students presence It is a prerequisite of this position to take meals with boarding students, so as to fulfil the supervisory role expected of him/her. The Boarding Staff will appreciate that, in a flexible, family environment, it is not possible to define exactly the hours required or wholly prescribe the list of duties. However, it is expected that evening hours will be between 17.:45 and days at the weekend between 08.:45. In addition to the list above, Boarding Staff should undertake any task reasonably requested of them by the Head of Boarding. 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. Closing date for this post is Monday, 3 October 2022
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  • Job Reference: 706582700-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Location: Cannock, Staffordshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent