Debbie is responsible for recruiting and briefing suitable host families and maintaining contact with them. A database of host families forms part of the College's information management system and Debbie is responsible for maintaining this as an accurate, up to date resource. She is also responsible for placing students in accommodation appropriately and promptly as their bookings come in. Debbie also works very close with the Welfare Officer, covering a large proportion of this role during holiday times.
“I joined Kings in April 2009 after working in local primary and secondary schools for 11 years, so have a varied educational background working with children and young adults of all ages. I have also previously hosted students, both long and short stay and found it to be a very rewarding experience. I found it to be a wonderful opportunity to meet people from other countries and learn about different cultures and it has given me a greater understanding of the host family role.”