The post holder has responsibility for ensuring the management and delivery of three core areas that will define students’ success throughout their time at school:
Their safety while they are away from their parents, including guiding students towards making safe choices while in school and during their free time;
Their knowledge and use of the full range of support and opportunities, inside and outside of the classroom, that the school has to offer;
Their pursuit of the best possible university destination(s) and their preparation for independent, lifelong learning.
In order to achieve this, the post holder will:
Develop a caring, professional rapport with all students in their care.
Have oversight of students’ academic and residential life progress through school.
Ensure that suitably high expectations are met, working as a team to address any perceived shortfall thereof.
Make and maintain excellent links between the school, parents and sales offices, being theprimary point of contact throughout a student’s time at the school.
Understand and support the unique setting of an international boarding school.
Contribute to the on-going commercial success of the school through promoting the achievements of students and the school mechanisms that facilitate them.
CARING, PROFESSIONAL RAPPORT – The post holder is responsible for becoming the central figure of guidance and support to the students in their care through:
Establishing personal relationships with students based on a mutual trust and respect as well as a shared knowledge of the best interests of each student.
Knowing their students’ strengths, interests and limitations; providing guidance as to a full, balanced and personalised curriculum.
Being suitably trained in safeguarding practices, the post holder will play a key role in ensuring that colleagues understand the importance of a school-wide culture that places at all times the safety and wellbeing of students at the forefront of their duties
Providing 1-1 support as well group mentoring to students in the caseload of the post holder.
Holding regular, collective student meetings to disseminate key information and form a sense of a collective identity.
Maintaining a genuine interest in the wider school lives of each student, including supporting their participation in co-curricular and school events.
ACADEMIC AND COMMUNITY LIFE PROGRESS – The post holder is responsible for having oversight of all aspects of their students’ life in school through:
Close liaison with teaching, enrichment and boarding staff to form an up-to-date picture of student development in all areas of school life.
Maintaining a continuous and on-going overview of the academic progress of students (individually and in groups) and highlighting persistent and/or widespread areas of underperformance to senior academic staff as and when they occur.
Managing interventions where necessary to ensure that students make the most of a wide range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities.
To assist in establishing (if required) academic interventions and additional support programs for relevant students & to ensure these are impactful.
Producing reports that reflect a holistic knowledge of their students and which communicate recommendations related to individual students’ intended goals.
HIGH EXPECTATIONS – The post holder is responsible for ongoing support of the ambitious aims that students are expected to work towards through:
Close liaison with the Director of University Guidance to ensure that curricular and extra-curricular choices reflect the students’ long-term goals.
Communicating with parents and sales offices where student efforts will not lead to successful or expected outcomes.
Managing student and parent aims so that they are realistic while pursuing the best possible results.
PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT – The post holder will be the central figure for parental and sales enquiries throughout a student’s time at the school through:
Early and frequent contact with home and sales offices.
Clear identification of the three core areas that they will deliver for each student.
Regular updates to parents and sales offices detailing progress, celebrating successes and communicating any concerns.
Responding swiftly and professionally (in line with school guidelines) to any parental or sales requests regarding any student in their care.
INTERNATIONAL BOARDING – The post holder is responsible for contributing to students’ academic and personal development within the context of a boarding school setting. This will include:
Promoting the successful integration of students from diverse nationalities into a cohesive student body.
Being suitably trained in regulatory requirements and best practice for boarding schools.
Supporting at events outside of the school day and at weekends where necessary.
Holding the emergency phone for, on average, one week in four; being primary contact for boarding staff and host family emergencies outside of the school day during that time.
COMMERCIAL SUCCESS - The post holder is responsible for contributing to the on-going commercial success of the school through active promotion of the successes that students enjoy during their time at the school, including:
Making informal reports to parents and sales offices highlighting successes of any size.
Preparing articles for publication that focus on student successes
Being available for regular discussions with EF Academy colleagues around the world and to retain a focus on establishing and fostering these relationships.
Maintaining a proactive approach to retaining students through ensuring they feel supported and best advised through collaboration with parents and EF Academy staff in school and offices.
Visiting markets around the world to speak directly to parents, students and colleagues to promote EF Academy and the school.