INTRODUCING OUR NEW HEAD OF BOARDING: Mrs Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings (Joining the school in August 2021)
We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Bartlett-Rawlings as the new Head of Boarding at The Royal School. Mrs Bartlett-Rawlings will join the school as of August in preparation for September 2021. With over 30 years in the education sector, Sylvie has experience both in the classroom and as a Housemistress running a successful boarding house in the independent boarding sector in Kent. She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and is highly regarded for her expertise in the use of technology in classrooms to support the curriculum, foster creativity and engage students. During the Covid-19 pandemic she trained teachers across the country to bring the best education possible to students working remotely.
Sylvie strongly believes in creating a ‘home from home’ for the boarders in her care; an inclusive environment in which they can learn and celebrate their different cultures. She encourages them to become resilient, determined and ambitious learners who embrace all that school life has to offer and makes bespoke arrangements to ensure students thrive in boarding .
Sylvie is fluent in English and French and has a good working knowledge of Spanish. Her hobbies include: International cooking, reading, going to the theatre, hiking and travelling and these and other activities form part of our exclusive boarding offering.
QEII HOUSE PARENTS: Mr Ian and Mrs Sarah Lomax
Having both had very busy careers in teaching, in the state and independent sectors Sarah and Ian have in the last few years turned their focus towards boarding. As parents of twin boys, they are used to juggling active school and leisure activities. Sarah is driven by her love of working with young people and an interest in international student issues and Ian enjoys mentoring and supporting students across a wide range of disciplines. Their major aims are to develop and encourage a close family feel within the QEII boarding house while encouraging and motivating everyone to achieve their best. Sarah and Ian’s hobbies and interests are based on their passion for sport and practical activities, developing creative skills and promoting the development of life-long learning.
Mr Sam Scott
Having completed his A Levels in Coventry, Sam moved to Surrey to join The Royal School as IT Technician. He has become a valuable and supportive assistant to his department and all the staff and students at school. In 2017 he started boarding duties as a resident member of staff. He is a keen sportsman and enjoys getting the student involved both indoors and outdoors. As the youngest member of the boarding staff team he provides energy and lively enthusiasm that motivates and encourages all ages to participate especially in weekend activities.
Mr David John
David is Head of Art & Design at The Royal School and helps out with boarding during the school week. He thoroughly enjoys his teaching and boarding responsibilities, as the dual role gives him a wonderful opportunity to get to know the boarding students really well, to help them out with their academic school work and any issues that arise that they need help with. Mr John says, “Life in the boarding house is very family orientated and I feel privileged to be part of that family.”