BSA Webinars

BSA Webinar Series

The BSA programme of webinars provides a flexible solution to accessing our CPD programme. Our webinars provide the opportunity to engage with training in short bursts and without travel. It is also possible to access the webinars as a recording, enabling the chance for CPD on your schedule.

The broad range of topics addressed in our webinars include; immigration, marketing boarding, safeguarding, mental health, guardianship, gambling addiction and emotional crisis management to name a few.


Upcoming webinars:

Young people and Gaming
April 03, 2020 - Time: 15:00-16:00hrs

Workplace resilience and staff wellbeing
April 06, 2020 13:00-14:00hrs

Guardianship for international students in the UK
Apr 28, 2020 15:30 -16:30hrs

Managing school closures: staying connected with parents
April 29, 12:00-13:00hrs

Is your website as good as it looks?
May 18, 2020, Time: tbc

Mobile Phones in Schools, with Charlie Lovell 
15 Jun 2020 10:30 - 15 Jun 2020 11:30



BSA webinar series

These webinars are available for order as a recording, at a fee. To place your order, click through the subject you are interested in.

Preserving professional adult/student boundaries
This webinar, led by psychologist Dr Chris Thurber, addressed the importance of recognising the possible risks of overstepping what can be considered small or inconsequential boundaries in the professional space and with young people. Where major boundary breaches make headlines, if staff are consistently aware of their behaviour, irrespective of setting, and the possible misunderstanding of behaviours, we can reduce the risk of crossing boundaries becoming a concern and risk for the wellbeing of young people, and the professional reputation of staff.
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Preventing a social-emotional pandemic
Dr Chris Thurber shared the importance of supporting young people in creating a positive and healthy routine, especially in response to the current COVID-19 situation. The impact of social distancing, remote working/learning and fear of the unknown can have a significant impact on the emotional wellbeing of those around us. It is important to recognise and prioritise even small things that can have a positive result.
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Online safeguarding and emerging risks for educators
Hosted by Stella James from Gooseberry Planet, this webinar addresses the latest online trends, language and risks to be aware of to best safeguard the children in our care.
As one of the Government’s top 3 priorities, online safeguarding is hugely important and a ‘hot’ topic in education. With children now spending increasingly more time online and with more than half of them using social media before the age of the 10, it is vital that the younger generation are taught how to use the internet responsibly and are aware of the dangers found online. To do this successfully, boarding staff and teachers need to have a good understanding themselves.
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Coronavirus and wellbeing
Positive psychologist Ruth Hughes talked delegates through understanding how mental health issues can be triggered or exacerbated by the current COVID-19 situation. She shared examples of positive psychological interventions and how they can boost wellbeing, promote positive mental health and resilience as well as creating a tailored action plan using the PERMAH framework as a base.
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Tier 4 Sponsor Licence Tips
Presented by immigration law expert Nichola Carter, who advises numerous schools, universities and other sponsors on Tier 4 compliance, this webinar covers the main duties a sponsor must comply with, how to assign a CAS, UKVI's rules on parental consent and safeguarding and how to pass a UKVI inspection.
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Teaching Students to Fail
Dr Chris Thurber from Prep4School discusses how to use failure as an opportunity for character development. Failure is natural, educational, and essential for character development. Yet despite unambiguous research on the value of gritty learning from persistent failure, our educational system rewards perfection. The result is a cohort of students who lack resilience, who report high levels of stress and burn-out, and who implode under pressure. Transform pedagogy and boost achievement at your school by adopting a growth mindset, teaching perseverance, and mining failures for nuggets of wisdom. Only by teaching students to fail can we ensure true success in life.
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Responding to Issues of Peer-on-Peer Abuse Webinar
This webinar examines the principles and details of the 'sexual violence and sexual harassment' guidance, the Brook Traffic Light Tool for assessing harmful sexual behaviour and ways to respond, report and record any allegations.
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Gambling and Online Gaming: Education, Awareness and Protection - The Inside Story with Patrick Foster
Patrick is a former professional cricketer, insurance broker and independent school teacher whose life was torn to shreds by his pathological gambling addiction. Despite his idyllic upbringing and success as a youngster, Patrick's life become monopolised by gambling from his University days onwards as he found making the transition from playing sport and into the real world a huge challenge. His gambling addiction brought him to the verge of taking his own life in March 2018.
The mist has lifted and he has gained some insight into the nature of the condition that was keeping him so unsettled for such a long time and the impact it has had on his life and that of his family and all around him. 
With 500,000 children, aged between 11-15, gambling weekly, and young people aged 16 to 23 three times more likely to develop a gambling problem, problem gambling and gaming addictions amongst young people is a growing concern. With links to low attainment, truancy, mental health issues, anti-social behaviour and, in the extreme, criminal convictions or suicide, problem gambling and gaming among young people is something that schools can simply no longer ignore.
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