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4 Feb
GAP induction
04 Feb 2019 - 04 Feb 2019

GAP induction

February 04, 2019


Why should you attend?

New GAP students will be integrated into the heart of boarding provision in a supervisory role very soon after leaving the student body of their own secondary education.

This seminar will focus heavily on the expectations of the schools they are working in and offer strategies and tools to manage this transition from pupil to member of staff effectively. The day will explore boundaries and expectations through case studies and practical exercises.

Programme outline:

  • Duty of Care and what the law requires
  • Relationships and communication with pupils
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Boundaries and expectations.



10:00               Registration and refreshments

10:30               Welcome and introductions

10:35               Session 1 – The Legal Framework

11:30               Tea and Coffee break

11:45               Session 2 – Meeting the Needs of Boarders

12:45               Lunch

13:30               Session 3 – Knowing your Role

14:30               Session 4 – Keeping Safe

15:30               Close



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 £150 / Non-member £190

Venue: Hilton Reading, Drake Way, Reading, RG2 0GQ


HIlton Reading, Hilton Reading, Drake Way, Reading, RG2 0GQ, United Kingdom