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Home sickness - Proactive approaches and strategies - June 07, 2018
07 Jun 2018 10:30 - 07 Jun 2018 15:30


Home sickness - Proactive approaches and strategies 

Date: June 07, 2018 


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. 



10 – 10:30       Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30               Welcome and Introduction

10:35               Homesickness – definition and scope

11:30               Tea/Coffee

11:45               Risk and protective factors

12:45               Lunch

13:30               Prevention strategies and systems

14:30               Tea/Coffee

14:45               Support and induction approaches

15:30               Close


Speaker: Jackie Cox

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

Cost: Member £200 / Non-member £250 


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