25 Jan 2017 10:30 - 25 Jan 2017 15:30
Induction training for graduate assistants
Date: January 25, 2017
Course content: Are you engaging young energetic gap assistants to support your pastoral or boarding provision? Would you like them to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to make the best start in their new role? If the answers are yes, then read on!
Programme: These seminars will cover the Duty of Care, what the law requires; what the school and the house can reasonably expect relationships and communication with pupils. We will look at emotional intelligence and how the gap assistant can work effectively and safely in a pastoral role. In addition, we will explore boundaries and expectations.
Alex Thomson, OBE, BSA Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Training
Alex has been Director of Training for eight years and has expanded the Day Seminar programme and the BSA Professional Certificate course, developed a new Diploma course for senior boarding staff, written two online induction modules for new staff, and most recently created a new BSA certificate course for staff working with international boarders to meet the many and diverse needs of our boarding schools. There are now over 400 boarding staff engaged annually on the various certificate courses.As Deputy Chief Executive, he is responsible for coordinating the Association’s membership matters as well as the consultancy and INSET provision and its ever expanding range of publications. He is passionate about promoting improvement and development in education in general and specifically in the boarding sector. He was made OBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours List for his support to Service Children and their families in Germany.