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23 Nov
Boarding on a budget - November 23, 2017 - LONDON
23 Nov 2017 10:30 - 23 Nov 2017 15:30


Boarding on a budget 


Date:November 23, 2017 


Why you should attend?

This course is aimed at boarding practitioners working at the front line in the boarding houses. It will consider simple and cost-effective ways to enhance the experience for boarders make the most of the boarding environment. Often fresh thoughts and new ideas are all it takes to transform a boarding house. The BSA has extensive experience of visiting boarding facilities, ancient and modern, across the UK and overseas. It has visited hundreds of boarding schools and been in countless boarding houses, providing a unique insight and knowledge of small ideas that can make a big impact. Why not come and discuss how you can enhance your provision for the boarders under your care?

Seminar programme

10:00                 Coffee/Registration

10:30                 Welcome & introductions 

10:35                 Boarding House DNA: the components of a good boarding house

11:00                 Warm welcome: ensuring your boarding house entrance and brand has the      right impact

11.30                 Refreshments

11.45                 Are you sitting comfortably: the boarding house common room

12.15                 Wet, wet, wet: a peek at kitchens and bathrooms

12:45                 Lunch

13:15                 Enter if you dare: the world of the boarding house bedroom

13:45                 More than a wall: the world of murals and noticeboards

14:30                 Refreshments

15:00                 New order: how to keep your boarders organised

15:15                 And finally: golden rules and top tips.

15:30                 Finish


Seminar Presenter

Robin Fletcher, MBA MPhil (BSA Chief Executive)

Robin was a boarder at Rugby School and is passionate about good quality, modern boarding. He has been BSA Chief Executive since 2014 and has since visited over 150 member schools and over 450 boarding houses in five countries. Robin has helped to introduce initiatives such as the Commitment to Care Charter, the Accredited Boarding Practitioner Scheme, the BSA I Love Boarding campaign, the Boarding Orchard, the Stephen Winkley Boarding Award and National Boarding Week. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Cardiff Metropolitan University, a former journalism examiner and former adult education tutor. Robin is Vice President and editor of Rugby School’s alumni society, and in 2016 co-authored and edited Rugby’s 450th commemorative history book, Elizabeth to Elizabeth.


Venue: BSA Office, 134-46 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA

Cost: Member £200

          Non-member £250 


4th Floor 134 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA, United Kingdom