Job Title: House Parent
Duties & Responsibilities
To act in “loco parents” for the girls and to provide all boarders with the best experience of a boarding education by ensuring a challenging and supportive environment: a home from home for boarders;
Attend Pastoral Support Meetings;
Organize regular meeting for House staff;
Ensure the girls are happy and healthy within the boarding houses and promote overall well-being;
Oversee the writing of the house report;
Oversee the House development plan;
Promote boarding and extra-curricular within the school and in the wider community by way of meetings, subjects-related extra-curricular activities and other special events as when appropriate;
Take an overview of the management of the Houses, to ensure reasonably fair provision and practice, while respecting and safeguarding individual House identities;
Promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young person’s for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact;
To provide for the safety, welfare, good discipline and pastoral well-being of all pupils in the house;
To be on emergency back – up cover for the girls in your care;
To ensure that individual circumstances, needs, strengths and weaknesses of each learner are identified and known by staff as needed, so that individual opportunities, talents and potential are developed and maximized;
To ensure the safety and security (including emotional) of all girls at all times when they are within the school;
To liaise with the head of pastoral matters and school nurse to ensure that girls’ medical requirements are properly catered for; to encourage girls to adopt a healthy life style;
To develop on the girls, a collective responsibility to be aware of the difficulties or problems of others, and to offer such support and help for each other as is appropriate.
To ensure that a full and varied programme of extra-curricular activities is available, and girls (particularly younger ones) are appropriately occupied especially at weekends.
To be aware of the academic strengths and weaknesses of girls; to liaise with lead tutors to ensure that relevant background circumstances of girls are known and discussed; to ensure that the conditions and supervision in evening prepare conducive to effective academic progress;
To keep suitable records of girls’ progress, welfare, health, emotional problems, achievements and misconduct; to provide such reports and references as may reasonably be required;
To counsel girls, at a time and place which is conducive to good communication, concerning any emotional, academic, social or behavioural problems they may have; to liaise with the form teachers of the girls’ siblings, if appropriate; inform the Designated Senior person of any child protection issues to fulfill the requirements of the school’s policy on child protection;
To be resident at the start and end of each term to ensure that the arrival and departure of boarders is suitably staffed and to meet parents;
To ensure that the Boarding Houses are in a presentable state at all times;
Ensure that boarders are up to date with homework;
To monitor and record all leave request for boarders;
Ensure good behaviour of the girls;
Supervise and arrange activities that promote intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development;
Ensure girls are attending classes;
Lend a sympathetic ear to girls with problems or provide counseling services;
Accompany girls on weekend outings;
Develop awareness of general health, hygiene, eating and sleeping natures and liaise with the School Nurse on a regular basis, i.e. (I) ensuring that every girl attends all meals and supervised prep as a matter of course by completing relevant registers and (II) establish and maintain orderly bedtime routine;
Monitor behavior and deal appropriately with any disciplinary issues, monitor tidiness of dormitories on a daily basis e.g. ensuring beds are properly made and litter etc is in bins
Ensure the safety and security(physical and emotional) of all girls in the House at all times when they are in the school’s care;
Plays a key role in developing mutual trust and partnership between home and school;
Ensure that all areas have been left tidy and in good order before leaving for holiday. This includes that all lights are switched off, taps turned off, windows closed and doors locked before any staff leave;
Sleep in school each night except for your main off duty night each week;
Encourage good manners and good eating habits amongst the girls
Supervise and have knowledge of the where about of all boarders during out of school hours
Any other duties as reasonable required by The Board of Directors
The house parent will also be responsible for the update of the following records:
Contact details for parents and guardians
Details of siblings and important ‘others’ for each girl
Disciplinary books for girls in the House
Details of Fire Practices
Telephone log, including notes of important phone calls
For Notice Boards
House and School Rules
Bullying Policy (learner friendly edition)
Staff Duty Rota’s for the House:
Phone numbers – house parent, medical clinic, senior staff, other Houses
Positions of responsibility in the House – prefect etc
It will be useful to have two notice boards:
For notices which do not change;
For daily and weekly information.
Requirements, Experience and Skills
Experience of working with young people
Must be able to work unsupervised and to demonstrate flexibility
Must be reliable, honest and hard working
Job Title: Physical Education Teacher
Supervisor: Deputy Principal
Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment that fosters, promotes and develops an understanding of the relationship of healthy body function and exercise; that motivates each student to cultivate physical fitness, and appropriate social and emotional adjustment; that discovers and develop talents of students in physical achievement; and that develops strength, skill, agility, poise, and coordination in individual, dual and team physical activities and sports, in accordance with each student’s ability.
Teaches knowledge and skills in physical fitness, health education, rhythms and dance, and individual, dual or team sports, utilizing curriculum designated by Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls and other appropriate learning activities.
Instructs students in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of Noble Hall Leadership Academy for Girls.
Works cooperatively with other physical education teachers in planning and implementing a balanced physical education program.
Analyzes, demonstrates, and explains basic skills, knowledge and strategies of formal sports, games, rhythms, and fundamentals of body movement.
Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course and SOL standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behaviour to provide an orderly, productive environment in the physical education areas.
Provides appropriate safety instruction and makes safety checks on equipment and field areas to ensure the overall safety of students.
Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, and keeps appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
Maintains control of storage and use of school property.
Evaluates each student’s growth in physical skills, knowledge and contribution in team sports.
Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
Supervises students in out of classroom activities during the assigned working day.
Administers testing in accordance with division testing practices.
Models nondiscriminatory practices in all activities.
Maintains professional competence by attending staff development programs, curriculum development meetings and other professional activities.
Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including PTA, student clubs and after-school activities.
Creates an effective learning environment through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and activity/learning centers.
Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or other appropriate administrator.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)
Must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education or a related field.
Eligibility requirements to teach physical education.
Must be eligible for, or in possession or an appropriate Virginia teaching license.
Must possess ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and the public.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead.
Method of Application
Applicants should send their CV’s to: firstname.lastname@example.org