Mrs Jani Lambeth
I have great pleasure in introducing myself to you as the Housemistress of Sutton House and Senior Housemistress at Charterhouse
I run my boarding house very much as an extension of my own family and I strive to create a warm homely environment in the house by combining sympathy with empathy. Taking time to listen to the girls in my care, and understand them as individuals is essential for them to feel valued and supported, and their happiness in their boarding house translates to success across the school. I have always believed in the value of establishing strong relationships with girls’ families and facilitate frequent communication between home and all necessary constituencies in the boarding environment. This allows me to combine strong pastoral care with well-embedded academic monitoring systems, ensuring the best outcomes for my pupils in both their academic achievements and their emotional wellbeing.
As with anything in life, the enjoyment you get out of something is very closely related to the effort you put into it, and so – as you begin your Charterhouse career – I urge you to seize every opportunity presented to you. Try something new! Never debated before? Have a go!
Mrs Jani Lambeth
Jani has been appointed to the role of Senior Housemistress, and Housemistress of Sutton. She joins Charterhouse after nine years at Bede’s Senior School where she has been a teacher of biology, science and PE, and is currently a Housemistress.
Prior to her time at Bede's, Jani was Head of Year 7 & Head of Year 10 (concurrently) at Wisewood School and Community Sports College, and prior to that, taught at Felsted School.
Jani is married to Jim, an officer in the British Army, and has three children, a girl and two younger boys, one of whom will be starting in the Fourth Form (Year 9) in Charterhouse in September. As a boarding parent Jani understands the range of emotions her pupils will go through whilst boarding.