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14 May
Critical incident management
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?

11:30               Tea/Coffee

11:45               Session 2 – Reacting to a crisis

12:45               Lunch

13:30               Session 3 – Crises in boarding schools: an overview of principles and practices, and managing a crisis

14:30               Tea/Coffee

14:45               Session 4 – Crisis management: reviewing and future planning

15:30               Close


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


Hotel London Kensington (Melia), Hotel London Kensington (managed by Melia), 61 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4PE, United Kingdom