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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


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. 


Seminar programme


10:00                 Registration and Tea/Coffee

10:30                 Growth and development in young people and understanding the teenage brain

11:30                 Tea/Coffee                   

11:45                 Teenage relationships and sexualised behaviours

12:45                 Lunch

13:30                 Helping with anxiety and panic attacks; death, divorce and loss

14:30                 Tea/Coffee

14:45                 How best to support students through such challenging times                                                                 

15:30                 Close of Seminar



Jackie Cox, Psychologist and Counsellor

Jackie is a Counselling Psychologist with many years’ experience of working with young people and their families.  Jackie worked at both Harrow School and St Pauls Girls School as the school counsellor.  Jackie has trained teachers, teaching professionals, students and their parents both in the UK and in France, Holland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia on issues of pastoral care.

Jackie has worked for the Boarding Schools Association for more than 15 years for their Professional Development Certificate and their Professional Practice Certificate.  She also runs day seminars for them. 


Venue: Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

Cost: Member £200

          Non-member £250


Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN, United Kingdom