About The Royal School
The Royal School is a co-educational day and boarding independent school from nursery to sixth form. The Prep School is located at Hindhead and the Senior School on a beautiful 25 acre site in Haslemere, in an area renowned for its natural beauty. The school is academically ambitious for all its pupils. As a proudly mixed ability school, the focus is on the whole child, seeking to develop their talents and sparking their intellectual curiosity. Each pupil is nurtured and challenged to be the very best they can be. Our commitment is to ensure pupils are future-ready to thrive in this rapidly changing world.
The school joined United Learning in November 2019 and there are plenty of opportunities to grow, share ideas, best practice and knowledge across our supportive network of 7,000 colleagues across the country. The Royal is a friendly place to work and staff benefit from shared curriculum resources, in-house training opportunities and bespoke personal development and career pathways.
Pippa Smithson joined as Head in 2020 and our Senior Leadership Team is driven by a strong vision. Our philosophy of continuous improvement has led to the school enjoying a rapid period of growth, investment and development, including a new Creativity & Innovation Hub and digital roll-out of Surface Go devices to all Year 7-11 pupils.
The Royal School has been shortlisted in two categories in the prestigious Tes Schools Awards 2022; for Headteacher of the Year and Boarding School of the Year and finalists for the Special Sixth Form 2022 Muddy Stilettos Best Schools Award as well as achieving Highly Commended for Happiest Boarding School.
About the Role
The gap students share in the care of the pupils working with the other staff under the auspices of the Head of Boarding. This Gap Boarding Assistant role is a residential position with accommodation included. Apart from daily routine, Boarding Staff have an important role on the pastoral side. The aim of all house staff is to create a happy, friendly and caring community for the pupils to live in.
The gap student is a person the students can look up to for help and advice. They will look out for the general welfare and punctuality of pupils. You need to have the personality that can inspire others in the boarding house and have the creative mind to design new activities for the boarders such as day trips or sports on site. You will be promoting involvement with students in to schedule at weekends, after school and with specific celebrations (birthdays, Chinese New Year, etc...). You will need to help the boarding house feel like a home away from home with the pastoral care of students and create a happy, friendly and homely atmosphere.
We may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. All Applicants will be required to complete the United Learning online application form and a link is provided on this advert. CVs will not be accepted in place of United Learning’s application form.
The Royal School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all who work at the School to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to child protection screening appropriate to the post including an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and checks with previous employers.
About the United Learning
The Royal School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.
Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.
As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.