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12 Feb
Secretaries and PA's boarding update
12 Feb 2019 - 12 Feb 2019

Secretaries and PA's boarding update

February 12, 2019


Presentation delivered by Andrew Lewin, BSA Director of Training & International


Why should you attend?

This seminar is designed for Secretaries and PAs who work closely with SMT and the boarding community. It will provide an update on the current status of boarding and the issues/concerns most prevalent at the time, as well as addressing team communication practice; managing the work life balance; task and time management; and tackling tough situations, like dealing with difficult parents.

Programme outline:

  • Boarding - an update
  • Boarding - current issues/concerns
  • Working in a team, communication 
  • Task and time management
  • Managing difficult situations.



10:00               Registration and Tea/Coffee

10:30               Session 1 – Boarding & The National Framework         

11:30               Tea/Coffee                 

11:45               Session 2 – Meeting Boarders’ Needs                      

12:45               Lunch

13:30               Session 3 – Working Safely

14:30               Tea/Coffee

14:45               Session 4 – Working Effectively                                                           

15:25               Reflection and Action Points

15:30               Close of Seminar


Speaker: Andrew Lewin, BSA Director of Training

Andrew Lewin joined the BSA as Director of Training and International in August 2017. He manages the Training and International team with the BSA and delivers the largest CPD programme to boarding staff in the world. Prior to joining the BSA, he lived and worked in boarding schools literally all his life. He has been the Head in three boarding schools, as well as Deputy Head, Housemaster, Head of Geography, Master i/c Rugby, Hockey and Cricket and Director of Development. 

He has been an ISI Team Inspector and a Governor of an independent boarding school. He has also served on the local safeguarding children's boards in North Yorkshire and Cheshire, where he organised and delivered training for both local authorities and independent schools.


Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: Independent Schools Council, First Floor, 27 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9BU


ISC Offices, meeting room, Independent Schools Council, 27 Queen Anne's Gate , London, SW1H 9BU, United Kingdom