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26 Mar
What every matron should know
26 Mar 2019 - 26 Mar 2019

What every Matron should know

March 26, 2019


Why should you attend?

The role of the school Matron has changed considerably; from the traditional role of Boarding House domestic manager to today's significant involvement in the pastoral care of students and the provision of support to meet students' needs. As part of the wider House team, the Matron therefore needs to be aware of the fundamentals of teenage development as well as staying current with the issues that the young people in their care deal with, and how they interact and relate to others around them. It is critical, in particular, that all staff are able to understand, recognise and relate to the associated behaviours and risks that come from the changing relationship to technology and the dominance of social media.



10 – 10:30                   Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                           Understanding the teenage brain

11:30                           Tea/Coffee

11:45                           Teenagers in the 21st century

12:45                           Lunch

13:30                           Wellbeing, managing positive mental health

14:15                           Tea/Coffee

14:30                           What can Matrons do in boarding?

15:30                           Close


Speaker: Jane Graham, MSc, BSc, DipEd, R.S.C.N

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has 27 years experience in nursing, 17 of which were in Trauma and Intensive Care. Whilst on PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years was spent as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilise and bring back critically unstable children. Jane went on to teach the skills she acquired to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on Intensive Care and lectured regularly at the South Bank University.

Jane is a DSL at St Teresa's School where she is currently Lead Nurse. On the back of setting up the school's medical services, she has set up a first aid training company, Action + First Aid. She is a freelance instructor for Qualsafe, an awarding body approved by the HSE.


Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: King's College Taunton, South Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3LA


King's College, Taunton, King's School Taunton, South Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3LA, United Kingdom