Emma is Head of Non-Residential Boarding (Host Family Boarding) and has been at d’Overbroeck’s since 2014. She tries to match the right student with the right host family each year either on their own or in small groupings, and she is always on the lookout for new quality host families. Emma is the first point of contact for both student and host family throughout the year and is on-hand to deal with the myriad issues which arise. Emma read History and Politics at SOAS, London University and has considerable experience of working with young people, both as a piano teacher, a literacy volunteer in her local school, and as a Special Needs teacher, having gained a Diploma in Teaching Learners with Dyslexia/SpLD. She also spent a year as a researcher to a journalist in Hong Kong and subsequently worked in a PR company after gaining a Diploma from the Institute of Marketing. She lives in Oxford with her husband and has three children, one of whom is working in London whilst the other two are doing PGCE teacher training courses. Emma used to be a d’Overbroeck’s host family.