head of house

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A pastoral role in those secondary schools which operate a ‘house’ system. The teacher who is appointed head of house has pastoral responsibility for all pupils in that house, much as a head of year has in schools which do not operate a house system. Perhaps the most famous heads of house currently are the fictional ones responsible for the pupils in the four houses at Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter books.

Subjects: Education.

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