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Plymouth

Hello I’m Adam Marks and this is Plymouth, Kingham Hill’s junior boys’ boarding house for pupils aged 11 to 14. I am the Houseparent for Plym, as it is known on the Hill, along with my wife Danielle, where we live with our two young children. I have been a part of the Plym family as a tutor since I started teaching maths at the school three years ago and was very happy to recently accept the Houseparent position.

As a house one of our biggest values is respect, we encourage all of our boys to respect their selves and others as well as the house and possessions of the school and other people. Creating a house full of brothers who enjoy the ins and outs of family life on the Hill is something that is important to myself, Danielle and our house team. We create this through having a number of house nights watching films and sports matches, and taking Saturday trips off site to participate in activities like rugby, paintball, zorbing and trampolining.

For some boys the experience of boarding may be a new one, while others may have done so before, to make sure that the transition to secondary school is as easy as possible for everyone we have a brilliant house team that help look after the pastoral needs of our boarders.

We have a Deputy Houseparent, Pastoral Assistants (PAs) and tutors that see our boys regularly to discuss academic progress and provide a safe place for pupils to talk about any pastoral needs they have.

Houseparent: Adam Marks

Deputy Houseparent: Angela Francis

House Assistant: Danielle Marks

Pastoral Assistants: Rob Blackie, Matt Randall

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