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Taking on a new boarding house
20 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019

Taking on a new Boarding House

June 20, 2019




Why should you attend?

This workshop will explore the many issues associated with taking on a new boarding house. Promotion to Houseparent and the associated responsibility for running a House is an exciting prospect, however it can also be a stressful period.

This seminar will provide an opportunity to review and consider key issues relating to students, staff, policies and procedures as well as the demands of managing the physical building itself.

Programme outline:

  • Key policies, procedures and protocol
  • Risk assessment, safeguarding and compliance
  • Reviewing current provision
  • Creating a development plan
  • Developing a House ‘mission’
  • Selling you House – marketing boarding.



10 – 10:30                   Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                           Building Your Vision

11:30                           Tea/Coffee

11:45                           Relationships and Staffing

12:45                           Lunch

13:30                           Practicalities

14:15                           Tea/Coffee

14:30                           Supporting Your Boarders

15:30                           Close



Speaker(s): Rebecca and Tom Jarrett

Tom Jarrett

Tom was educated at Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham and The Queen’s College, University of Oxford where he studied Modern History. He worked in advertising for eight years before deciding to seek a different path and completing a PGCE in 2013. He joined LVS Ascot the same year as Head of History and Politics before taking over as Housemaster of a co-educational sixth form boarding house which he runs in partnership with Rebecca. They have three children - Daisy (6), Martha (4) and Barney (3). Tom and Rebecca co-authored the BSA Briefing Paper ‘Taking on a New Boarding House’.

Rebecca Jarrett

Rebecca also studied at Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham, reading Biological Anthropology at Cambridge followed by a PGCE in secondary science at Oxford. Four years teaching at Cokethorpe, a co-ed day school in West Oxfordshire cultivated Rebecca’s passion for pastoral care and in 2009 she moved to Wellington College, Berkshire where she was an Assistant Housemistress, head of lacrosse and taught Biology for five years. During her time at Wellington Rebecca completed the BSA Certificate in Professional Development, focussing on new boarder induction and the care of bereaved boarders. In 2014 Rebecca moved to LVS Ascot where she and Tom run a mixed sixth form boarding house.



Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: Hotel London Kensington (managed by Melia), 61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE


Hotel London Kensington (Melia), Hotel London Kensington (managed by Melia), 61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE, United Kingdom