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13 Mar
Boarding on a budget - March 15, 2018 - NORTH
13 Mar 2018 10:30 - 13 Mar 2018 15:30


Boarding on a budget 


Date: March 13, 2018


Why you should attend?

This course is aimed at boarding practitioners working at the frontline 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?


Outline programme:

  • The UK boarding picture
  • Boarding house DNA
  • Boarding house SWOT analysis
  • Boarding improvement on a budget
  • Creating your boarding action plan.



Robin Fletcher MBA MPhil FRSA, BSA Chief Executive was a boarder at Rugby School and is passionate about good quality, modern boarding. He has been BSA Chief Executive since 2014 after working as a journalist, award-winning newspaper editor, plc communications director and business owner. Robin is an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Cardiff Metropolitan University, a former journalism examiner and former adult education tutor. He lives in Bath in south west England and has two daughters, two stepdaughters and two stepsons.

Andrew Lewin, BA (Hons), PGCE, BSA Director of Training, 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. Born, brought up and educated in boarding schools, he has been the Head in three boarding schools, as well as Deputy Head and Housemaster. He has also served on the local safeguarding children's boards where he organised and delivered training for both local authorities and independent schools. He lives in Salisbury with his wife, Debbie, who still works in boarding, and he has three children, all of whom have been at boarding school.


Venue: TBC, North 


Cost: Member £200

           Non-member £250


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