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26 Sep
Boarding essentials
26 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018

Boarding essentials

September 26, 2018


Presentation delivered by Dale Wilkins, BSA Head of Safeguarding and Standards


Why should you attend?

The level of professionalism in boarding has risen dramatically in recent years, due in part, to improved regulation and increased parental expectation.

This seminar will help new boarding staff gain a real understanding of the basic principles and expectations of their role, to efficiently deal with the challenges that arise and work safely and efficiently within their role.

Programme outline:

  • Boarding and the national framework
  • Meeting boarders’ needs
  • Working safely
  • Effective communication
  • Clarifying your role.


Speaker: Dale Wilkins, BSA Head of Safeguarding and Standards

Dale completed over 30 years as a boarding practitioner before joining BSA permanently in September 2017. Dale began his career as a boarding tutor at Norwich School, ran a junior girls' house with his wife at Tettenhall College, and then moved to Old Swinford Hospital in Stourbridge, where he spent 25 years as Housemaster in both senior and junior boys' houses, as Director of Boarding and then as Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Dale has also been a course tutor and trainer for the BSA for almost twenty years, was a sector professional inspector under NCSC, CSCI and Ofsted, and a trainer for the local safeguarding board.


Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire


Bromsgrove School, Bromsgrove School , Worcester Road , Worcestershire , B61 7DU, United Kingdom