New Head of Bursary Welfare

Friday 24th May 2024

Lisa Milner joined Marlborough at the start of the Summer Term as the College’s new Head of Bursary Welfare.

The role – fully funded by a generous donor – is an exciting new position at the College, overseeing the journey of our full and substantial bursary-holding pupils and their families, offering transitional support for their start at Marlborough, and giving them an additional layer of support throughout their time here.

The role is pivotal in ensuring that The Marlborough Difference Campaign continues to have the greatest impact on aspirational young people who may not otherwise be offered the unique and holistic education provided by the College.

Lisa explains more about the role and her first experiences of Marlborough here

Can you tell us about your professional experience prior to joining Marlborough? 

I have joined Marlborough from a large comprehensive school in Salisbury where I was Senior Pastoral Manager with responsibilities for leading on child protection and management of their Pastoral team.  I was there for over ten years, working closely with a diverse range of young people and their families to support them to overcome both educational and personal challenge. 

What attracted you to the role?

The Marlborough Difference Campaign is such an inspirational project and to be part of an initiative that has the potential to make such a profound difference to the young people to whom it is offered is something that genuinely excited me.

How would you describe your first half of term with the College?

It has been an extraordinary experience! Marlborough is such a unique and very different environment to become part of and there has been a lot of change to get used to, but it has been a hugely positive beginning.

How do you help prepare prospective pupils ahead of their arrival at Marlborough?

My focus has previously been, and will continue to be, building relationships to better understand and therefore support young people and their families.  I believe this to be a key part of a successful transition to their life at Marlborough and will enable an understanding of the pupil’s individual needs to ensure an effective and confident induction and subsequently a successful onward journey.

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