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31 Jan
Annual Conference for Deputy Heads and Heads of Boarding - 31 January - 2 February 2018
31 Jan 2018 - 02 Feb 2018

Annual conference for Deputy Heads and Heads of Boarding, Manchester, January  31 - February 2. Speakers include:

  • Dr Sarah Fane, CEO & Founder from the Afghan Connection
  • Erina Naluwaga, Youth Programmes, Project Officer, Greater London Authority Erina was brought up in foster care before being placed as a boarder at New Hall School, Essex. 
  • Dale Wilkins, BSA Head of Safeguarding and Standards
  • Jeremy Thomas, Author, Speaker and all round survivor speaking giving his thoughts on how to stay sane in an insane world  
  • Satveer Nijjar, Attention Seekers discussing self-harm
  • Rachel Broome, Director, Talentstorm on transforming your team.
  • John  Williamson, Founder, Linden Boarding School Tours on Immersive student recruitment in the world’s emerging markets
  • Sarah Lindsell, CEO, The Brain Tumour Charity talking about Saving lives: would you know the signs and symptoms of a brain tumour?

    Breakout sessions include:

  • Quality Guardianship – why it matters to schools, parents and most importantly the child by Julie Chatkiewicz - Deputy Head, St Margaret's School and AEGIS Trustee & Yasemin Wigglesworth – Executive Officer, AEGIS (Association for the Education & Guardianship for International Students)
  • Safeguarding, Allegations & Self-Reporting by Ben Collingwood, Partner & Kenji Batchelor, Associate, Barlow Robbins Solicitors 
    The developing safeguarding landscape
    Statutory requirements and best practice for reporting allegations of abuse
    Practical tips in relation to procedures, liaison with external agencies, reputation management/communications/PR
    Serious incident reporting to Charity Commission
    Referrals to DBS and NCTL
    Self-reporting to IICSA
    Self-reporting to BSA - Commitment to Care Charter
  • Is online your safeguarding blindspot? What does best practice look like for a boarding school?  What are the common pitfalls?
    RM Education 

Full Programme 


Manchester, Manchester Midland Hotel, 16 Peter Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 2DS, United Kingdom