Working at the School


Leadership for a better world

Roles and Responsibilities

The specific term-time weekly programme of work for each Gap Tutor will vary according to his/her strengths, skills, and interests, and the needs of the School. On occasions, there may be a need for Gap Tutors to show initiative to identify areas to which they can contribute most effectively to help the school. However, each Gap Tutor lives in a Prep House and the most fundamental and rewarding role is that of providing support and encouragement to the students in their House. The range of tasks, at all times under supervision, to help with teachers and support staff at Harrow Hong Kong include:

Time off for all Gap Tutors runs from 6.30pm on Friday until 6.30pm on Sunday.

Individual timetables are constructed for each Gap Tutor, which indicate the member of staff to whom they should report for each major session of the timetable.

  • On specified mornings, Gap Tutors are expected to help with ensuring that boarders are out of bed and go to breakfast. 
  • On specified evenings each week and under the direction of House Masters or House Mistresses, Gap Tutors help in managing supper, Prep and bedtimes. On these days, there is a period of free time earlier in the day in the Gap Tutor timetable.

It is expected that a Gap Tutor will:

  • Be an excellent ambassador for Harrow Hong Kong.
  • Follow the professional rules and guidelines for teachers as outlined in the Staff Handbook.
  • Be punctual and smartly dressed for all duties.
  • Maintain professional relationships with students as teachers.
  • Follow the laws of the land in Hong Kong.
  • Follow the rules of the boarding House with regards to visitors.
  • Keep his/her room tidy to enable effective cleaning.
  • Be in close contact with the Assistant Head (Pastoral Care & Boarding) about his/her whereabouts at all times for reasons of personal safety.
  • Fund his/her own travel to Hong Kong at the beginning of the contract and home again at the end of it.

The Assistant Head (Pastoral Care & Boarding) undertakes the responsibility for the management of Gap Tutors. He is responsible for:

  • The specific timetable for each Gap Tutor, in conjunction with the Deputy Head (Extra-Curricular & External Relationships).
  • A mentor scheme to provide regular support.
  • An on-going training programme to enable Gap Tutors to fulfil their duties effectively.
  • An appraisal system to evaluate performance.
  • All administration, including relevant documentation, accommodation, arrival and departure details.