07 Jun 2018 10:30 - 07 Jun 2018 15:30
Home sickness - Proactive approaches and strategies
Date: June 07, 2018
All staff in a school working with new students. This workshop might also be useful to staff working with new day students.
Why you should attend?
“The transition from living at home to living away from home represents a significant transition for boarding students…. For many students, the experience is a stimulating adventure, both socially and intellectually. For other students, the experience is overwhelming and distressing.”
Chris Thurber, (2014) Mirror Mirror, BSA, London
Homesickness in children attending a new boarding school is a common but complex cognitive/motivational/ emotional state which must be managed well by staff to ensure that individual children manage the transition safely and begin to thrive.This workshop will review the key aspects of homesickness, the signs and symptoms and potential impact on young people. We will also consider what is works best in helping young people to adjust to this new and often challenging environment in terms of induction and pastoral support to such new students.
Venue: Boarding Schools Association, 134 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9SA
Cost: Member £200