Year 10 Boys Boarding
Welcome to Year 10 Boys Boarding
The Year 10 Boys house is a multicultural and inclusive house where international students of over 10 different nationalities mix on a daily basis. Our house has a team of 5 staff including 1 Senior House Tutor, 3 House Tutors and 1 Language Assistant. The staff cater to the pastoral needs of the students and endeavour to keep the boys safe, happy, and fulfilled in their everyday situations.
The students share their rooms with 1 or 2 other boys and work together to keep them tidy and a happy environment. The boys are scored each day on the tidiness of their rooms with a prize given to the tidiest room each week. This is a highly sort after award for the boys along with the Boarder of the Week award which is also awarded to one student in the house each week.
During the time spent in the Year 10 Boys house, the students grow in confidence and independence. Learning how to take more responsibilities for their own choices and decisions. The staff continually support and help them through these times. Staff are always on hand to assist the boys in gaining independence by supporting them with tasks such as washing and ironing where required.
Evenings and weekends can find staff offering their skills in a range of activities for the boys. Whether it be baking, playing sports or board games inside and outside the house or supporting the boys in their weekend fixtures, staff are on hand to encourage the boys to make the most of their spare time.
The students are never left unsupervised in the boarding house. The staff live in flats within the boarding house and someone is always on emergency call throughout the night. The students are made aware of which staff member is on overnight duty through a sign on the office door so that they can knock on that staff member’s door throughout the night should they need any assistance.
Our house has a calm, friendly and enjoyable atmosphere which is maintained by staff and students working together to ensure that everybody who lives in our house is safe, respected and happy.
Mr R Clarke – Senior House Tutor
Where were you born? Wolverhampton, Staffordshire
What was your favourite subject at school? History and P.E
Do you have a favourite hobby? Playing football and cricket
Where is the best place you have visited? Australia and Cambodia
What is your happiest memory from your time at Queen Ethelburga’s? Seeing the Year 9 boys’ progression from boys into young men ready for Key Stage 4
Mr I Kaligaric – House Tutor
Where were you born? Koper, Slovenia
What was your favourite subject at school? PE and Art
Do you have a favourite hobby? Photography
Where is the best place you have visited? Serbia because of its cuisine and Northern Spain for its lifestyle
What is your happiest memory from your time at Queen Ethelburga’s? Every memory is special on it's own. I really do not have / cannot recall the happiest one. They are all unique and special.
Mrs M Shannon – House Tutor
Where were you born? I was born on the island of madeira
What was your favourite subject at school? My favourite subject was English
Do you have a favourite hobby? Yes, reading
Where is the best place you have visited? Portugal
What is your happiest memory from your time at Queen Ethelburga’s? My happiest memory at QE is the students from all over the world which makes so interesting to learn different things
Ms R Makama-Lawler – House Tutor
Where were you born? I was born in JOS the capital of Plateau State, located in Nigeria’s middle belt.
What was your favourite subject at school? Some of my favourite’s subjects were science, Fine Art, Music, Languages and Drama.
Do you have a favourite hobby? My favourite hobbies are Travelling, Art/crafts, love running businesses, enjoyed learning from other cultures, and I like meeting people from other parts of the world.
Where is the best place you have visited? From my experience of travelling I have more than one best place that I have visited. Therefore living and working in Tanzania, India or Qatar, I found these three countries the best places I have visited.
What is your happiest memory from your time at Queen Ethelburga’s? My happiest memory is when staff worked all together promoting the highest standards in the whole school, which helped students grow in confidence, feeling supported as well as belonging to the wider boarding community and feeling they have been listened to. However the end of the year staff Christmas celebration is also a highlight in my memory.