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House parent - Thetford Grammar School

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17th September 2020

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Thetford Grammar School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Thetford, Norfolk with some 200 pupils aged from 3-19 coming from feeder schools across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge.

Celebrating it’s 900th anniversary in 2014, the school is one of the oldest in England. It was a state Grammar School until it became independent in 1981. The school occupies 2 sites in the centre of the town. Some buildings date back to Tudor times, others are brand new and despite being a small school, it offers a wide range of facilities.

While taking pride in the 900 years of educating local children, Thetford Grammar School dedicates itself to preparing pupils for the fast moving, ever changing world they will enter on leaving. It’s chief aim is to develop the whole child within an inclusive school community. The core value is to ensure the creative growth of every individual in all areas: academic, physical, emotional, cultural and social.

We currently have a vacancy for a part time House Parent,  a role which offers a great degree of flexibility and could suit a wide range of applicants. For example gap-year students, those undertaking higher education or post-graduate qualifications or, someone seeking a musician in residence role

Main description

The successful applicant will have responsibility to the deputy head for providing a safe, caring environment that enriches the lives of the boarding pupils. The principle duty of a house parent is to assist with providing top quality pastoral care for boarding students and help create a relaxed, happy and caring environment, respecting the rights of others and maintaining good discipline.

The houseparent works with the boarders, implementing rules, regulations and recommendations with consistency, firmness and fairness. The houseparent will endeavour to create an atmosphere of well-being in the house where the resident students will feel at home and at ease in.  

Duties are required on a part time basis and include both weekdays, weekends and school holidays (half terms, and Easter break).

The position is a part-time residential post and the post holder will be required to sleep in school accommodation when on duty. For the right candidate the role can include year-round accommodation in a shared spacious apartment with all utilities met by the school.  All meals are available for boarding staff while on duty.

The successful candidate will have access to extensive training in education and boarding and, for the right candidate the opportunity to join in with the wider school

Candidates will only be considered on the completion of an application form available on our website or can be obtained from HR on the email address below.

Thetford Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and will carry out an Enhanced DBS check and appropriate screening on applicants

Completed Applications should be sent to :


Thetford Grammar School

Bridge Street



IP24 3AF

E-mail :hr@thetgram.norfolk.sch.uk

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 02/10/2020




This job is located in Thetford, Norfolk

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