A man in charge of and living in a boarding school dormitory or other group residence.
- After working as a housefather, Porteous became health and safety officer at the school and stayed in the post until he retired four years ago.
- In the mornings we were woken up at 5: 30 by our housefather turning our lights on and off.
- To the best of our knowledge, our rights as housefathers have never been encroached upon.
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