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15 Jan
What every matron should know! January 15, 2018
15 Jan 2018 10:30 - 15 Jan 2018 15:30


What every matron should know!


Date: January 15, 2018

This seminar is now full. Please do book onto the Reserve list and, depending on the level of additional interest, we will look at moving the location to welcome more delegates.


Why you should attend? The role of matron has changed considerably from the traditional one of Boarding House domestic manager. Today, matrons are also responsible for the pastoral care of students and the provision of support in meeting their needs. As a member of the House Team, the matron needs to be aware of the fundamentals of puberty and adolescent development, whilst being up to date with the changing way in which young people relate to each other and form relationships. Boarders are now living in a very different world, one in which social media is central in their lives. It is therefore critical that all staff are able to understand and relate to the associated risks and behaviours. 


Outline programme: 

  • Growth and development in young people including adolescence and puberty
  • Current understanding of the teenage brain and such related aspects such as sleep, risk taking etc.
  • Teenage relationships and sexualised behaviours
  • Helping with anxiety and panic attacks
  • Helping deal with death, divorce and loss
  • How to support student through challenging times. 



Jackie Cox, Psychologist and Counsellor

Jackie has a degree in psychology and a diploma in counseling.  As a teacher, counselor and counseling supervisor with over thirty years’ experience, her casework has covered a wide variety of conditions.  She has worked for schools, for MENCAP, and as a Samaritan undertaking prison visits.  Later she coordinated the Harrow Victim Support Scheme where she was the first counselor to be trained specifically to deal with cases of rape.  She worked at Harrow School for more than thirteen years, teaching PSHE and acting as the school counselor.  For the past fourteen years she has trained professionals on issues of child protection, mental health, eating disorders and self-harm, the adolescent neurological changes and gender differences.


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


Cost: Member £200

          Non-member £250


Boarding Schools' Association , 134 Buckingham Palace Road , London, SW1W 9SA , United Kingdom