Hi all, I am presently considering applying for a Housemaster position at a prestigious Boarding School; it is a religious boarding school and I practise that religion, which should - in theory - give me an advantage in any application. I feel I am a reasonably strong applicant, as I have worked in two respected Independent schools, take an extremely active role in extra-curricular provision by coaching sport, running school trips and a variety of clubs. Moreover, I have some pastoral experience as a Form Tutor and through my informal interactions with pupils at school. The problem is this: I lack experience of boarding school education and do not know whether I would be a credible candidate - in other words, a candidate with a good chance of reaching the interview stage. I don't want to unnerve my headteacher for an extreme long-shot, but do harbour pastoral ambitions and am extremely interested in becoming a Housemaster. Any advice on my potential chances would be very welcome. Thanks in advance.