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20 Feb
Better boarding provision - a seminar for Governors - February 20, 2018
20 Feb 2018 10:30 - 20 Feb 2018 15:30


Governors update 


Date: February 20, 2018


Audience: all new school governors; those with a boarding overview and governors wishing an update on the national picture.  


Why should your Governor attend?

Boarding schools face a wide range of challenges ranging from the new National Minimum Standards (NMS) and the associated Inspection Framework to UK Boarders Agency Visa requirements for overseas boarders. In addition, supporting the pastoral needs of pupils in an increasingly complex and demanding environment  require schools and their staff to keep current with best practice. This seminar will provide an opportunity to better understand the boarding aspects at your school and help the development and improvement of your provision.


We will consider the new NMS and the Boarding Inspection requirements, and we will explore the emerging challenges to help governors better understand their role and allow them to be more effective in supporting the operation and development of boarding.  After an overview of UK Boarding, we will look at the key areas of safeguarding, inspection, and raising standards.


10:00                 Registration and Tea/Coffee

10:30                 Welcome and introduction

10:35                 Boarding and the National Framework

11:30                 Coffee

11:45                 Media and Government Interest/Scrutiny                                                 

12:45                 Lunch

13:30                 Managing Allegations against Staff

14:15                 Tea

14:30                 Understanding current Student Behaviours and Risk

15:30                 Close of Seminar


Seminar Presenter: Andrew Lewin, BSA Director of Training 

Andrew Lewin, joined the BSA team as Director of Training in August 2017. He manages the Training and International Team within BSA and delivers the largest CPD programme to boarding staff in the world. Prior to joining BSA, he has lived and worked in boarding schools literally all his life. He has been the Head in three boarding schools, as well as Deputy Head, Housemaster, Head of Geography, Master i/c Rugby, Hockey and Cricket and Director of Development. He has been an ISI Team Inspector and a Governor of an independent boarding school. He has also served on the local safeguarding children's boards in North Yorkshire and Cheshire where he organised and delivered training for both local authorities and independent schools.


Venue: Boarding Schools' Association, 134-136 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9SA 


Member £200

Non-member £250 



134-136 Buckingham Palace Road, London, 134 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA, United Kingdom