14 May 2019 - 14 May 2019
Critical incident management
May 14, 2019
Why should you attend?
Schools are often required to act at short notice to a diverse range of challenges and crises. Managing this demands experience and effective teamwork from SLT/SMT and can be taxing. At the other end of the scale, schools are likely to be faced with major events which could impact on the whole school, requiring a more complicated and sophisticated response.
This session will equip delegates with advice and strategies to navigate these situations effectively and successfully.
- What current risks are we likely to face in our schools?
- Common school crises and how best to manage them
- How to train staff to be more proactive in diverting or managing crises.
10 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee on arrival
10:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:35 Session 1 – Risk, what risk?
11:45 Session 2 – Reacting to a crisis
13:30 Session 3 – Crises in boarding schools: an overview of principles and practices, and managing a crisis
14:45 Session 4 – Crisis management: reviewing and future planning
Speaker: Alex Thomson, BSA Consultant
Alex Thomson OBE taught geography and mathematics before joining the Education & Training branch of the Army. His service included roles as Director of Adult Education in Northern Ireland, Chief Examinations Officer for the Army's Junior Officer Education and Training, and Senior Education Advisor to the Officer Selection Board. Before becoming BSA's Director of Training in September 2008, he was the Children's Services Director for British Forces in Germany.
Alex is passionate about promoting staff development and team building in education and boarding. He was made OBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours List for his support to Service Children and their families in Germany. He was BSA Director of Training for seven years and currently leads the BSA Professional Certificate course in a consultancy capacity for the association.
Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260
Venue: Hotel London Kensington (managed by Melia), 61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE