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Leading a Nursing team
12 Jun 2019 - 12 Jun 2019

Leading a Nursing team

June 12, 2019


Why should you attend?

Lead Nurses in boarding schools with a small team to manage face challenges due to the closeness of the team members.

This seminar will enable the Lead Nurses to improve their leadership and communication skills; explore how to create better relationships between all parties through effective communication; learn techniques to conduct an appraisal; look at the induction system for new nurses and explore how to raise the standard and profile of the medical provision within the school.


  • Managing a small team, appraisal of staff
  • Communication inside and outside the medical centre
  • Induction of new staff
  • Carrying out a SWOT analysis
  • Raising the profile of the medical provision in school.



10 – 10:30             Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                      Welcome and Introduction

10:35                     Leading, managing and motivating a small team

11:30                      Tea/Coffee

11:45                      Leading, managing and motivating a small team, continued

12:45                      Lunch

13:30                      Raising the profile of the Health Centre in school, staff appraisal and why it is important

14:30                      Tea/Coffee

14:45                      Induction for new members of the team, SWOT analysis

15:30                      Close



Jane Graham MSc, BSc, Dip Ed., R.S.C.N

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has 27 years nursing background, 17 of which is in trauma and intensive care. Whilst on PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilize and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learnt advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions and trauma. She went on to teach these skills to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on intensive care. This role also involved lecturing regularly at South Bank University.

Her role as Senior Sister on PICU involved managing a team of nurses looking at their professional development and support, ward management, implementing change and participating or undertaking research as well as the day to day management of one of the world’s largest paediatric intensive care units. She introduced a nasogastric feeding protocol for children on intensive care that remains in place today and has been published.

Following a move into school nursing, she has helped develop nursing services in 2 independent schools. This has been a varied and interesting change. As part of the UK Independent School Nurse Forum, she helped set up a clinical supervision group in Surrey. She has been closely involved in inspections in schools with Ofsted and ISI. She has worked closely with and the BSA and undertaken consultancy work for schools to prepare for their medical/boarding inspection.

She is a DSL for Safeguarding at St Teresa’s School where she currently is the 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. 


Andrew Lewin, BSA Director of Training

Andrew Lewin, joined the BSA team as Director of Training in August 2017. He manages the Training and International Team within BSA and delivers the largest CPD programme to boarding staff in the world. Prior to joining BSA, he has 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: Baden Powell House Conference Centre, 65-67 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5JS


Baden Powell House, Baden Powell House Conference Centre, 65–67 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, Greater London, SW7 5JS, United Kingdom