Hello everyone, Having just applied for a non-resident post at a boarding school, I'd be interested to hear your views on these establishments ... particularly as I've no personal or professional experience of them at all. I know plenty of folks who send their children to independent (day) schools and I myself have taught in them, but I suspect boarding schools are quite a different kettle of fish ... Were you yourself educated at boarding school, or did you choose to send your children to one? Have you ever been employed at one? I'd really like to hear your experiences, memories, opinions, etc. The role would have more emphasis on the pastoral side of things, less on the teaching. This is quite a departure for me, so your thoughts on how best to help the boarders in my care would also be appreciated. Might not even get to interview stage , but just thought I'd ask out of interest anyway. Thanks .