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25 Jan
Annual Conference for Deputy Heads and Heads of Boarding - 25 - 27 January 2017
25 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017

Conference Programme

Annual Conference Deputy Heads and Heads of Boarding

Conference Programme


Wednesday 25 January 2017

17:00              Registration

19:00              Drinks Reception

19:45              Informal Dinner                                

Thursday 26 January 2017

08:45              The big boarding picture - Robin Fletcher BSA Chief Executive

09:00              Steering a super tanker -   Simon Henderson, Headmaster, Eton College

10:00              Strong leadership to create a mentally resilient school - Caroline Hounsell, Director of Partnerships and Business, MHFA England                       

11:00               Tea/coffee amongst the exhibitors

11:45              Discussion Groups

                        Senior boarding

Chris Seal, Deputy Head, Millfield School  

                        International boarding

Phil Hardaker, Principal, International College Sherborne

                        Prep boarding

Annie Lees, Headmistress, All Hallows Prep

12:45              Lunch in Restaurant and tea/coffee amongst the exhibitors

13:30              Work life balance  Karen Edge, Educational Leadership, UCL

14:30              Tea/Coffee amongst the exhibitors

15:15              Duty of Care Panel Discussion -Chaired by Stuart Williams, BSA Safeguarding Advisor Covering issues including                                Abuse, Radicalisation and prevent                               

16:45              Breakout Sessions

  • Emerging markets for student recruitment - John Williamson, Linden Tours
  • Protect your school’s valuable reputation, don’t let online be your blind-spot - how technology tools can help school leaders proactively uncover and address safeguarding and reputation issues ahead of those making into the public domain via social media and press - Kat Howard, Lead Educationalist, Online Safety, RM Education
  • Should I stay or should I go – mid career management - Anthony Millard, Founder, Anthony Millard Consulting
  • Crisis Management - Alex Thomson, BSA Deputy Chief Executive
  • Sweating your assets - Dorothy Mclaren, Founder, School Trunk 
  • Tips on pastoral touches - Robin Fletcher, BSA Chief Executive

19:00              Drinks reception amongst exhibitors

19:30              Annual Conference Dinner - Tim Butcher, Author, Journalist and Rugby School Alumnus


Friday 27 January 2017

07:00              Breakfast in hotel restaurant

09:00              Encouraging children to practice healthy habits that are conducive to universal mental health

Natasha Devon, Writer and Co-Founder Body Gossip Education Programme                                           

10:15              Tea/Coffee amongst the exhibitors

11:00              Future of boarding - Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, ISC & Robin Fletcher, BSA Chief Executive           

12:15              Close of Conference

                        Robin Fletcher, BSA Chief Executive




Bristol, Bristol Marriott, City Centre, Bristol, BS1 3AD, United Kingdom