19 Jun 2019 - 19 Jun 2019
A man in a girls' world: a workshop for men working in girls' boarding
June 19, 2019
Why should you attend?
It is increasingly common for male staff to be working in a pastoral or boarding role within a boarding house which is predominantly female in composition. Such an arrangement can come with additional and often unforeseen challenges. This seminar will explore gender differences, current common behaviours, and the pastoral and boarding management implications for those staff charged with supporting female students/boarders.
- Identifying the key gender differences and the pastoral implications
- An evaluation of current issues, risks and behaviours
- Meeting challenges - a practical session exploring best practice.
Speaker(s): Dale Wilkins, BSA Head of Safeguarding and Standards and Jackie Cox, Counselling Psychologist
Dale Wilkins completed over 30 years as a boarding practitioner before joining BSA permanently in September 2017. Dale began his career as a boarding tutor at Norwich School, ran a junior girls' house with his wife at Tettenhall College, and then moved to Old Swinford Hospital in Stourbridge, where he spent 25 years as Housemaster in both senior and junior boys' houses, as Director of Boarding and then as Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead.
Dale has also been a course tutor and trainer for the BSA for almost twenty years, was a sector professional inspector under NCSC, CSCI and Ofsted, and a trainer for the local safeguarding board.
Jackie Cox has trained teachers, teaching professionals, students and their parents both in the UK and in France, Holland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia on issues of pastoral care. Child Protection, Mental health, Self-harm, Eating Disorders, Stress and Young People in Crisis and other Pastoral Care in education issues for the past 25 years. In 2005, Jackie set up Jackie Cox Educational Training, where she is the sole trainer. (www.jackiecox-training.com) Jackie has had articles published on Self Harm and Mental Health issues both in magazines and national newspapers. Jackie worked for Lighthouse Professional training and the Boarding Schools Association for their Professional Development Certificate and their Professional Practice Certificate. Jackie works for The Girls Day School Trust and The Girls Schools Association. Jackie has a degree in Psychology and a diploma in counselling. She is a very experienced counsellor, teacher and counselling supervisor working in schools and on an independent basis. Her casework, which covers more than 50 years, covers a wide variety of conditions concerning relationship, either with self or others. Jackie worked as a Samaritan for many years where she undertook prison visits. Later she co-ordinated Harrow Victim Support Scheme and was the first counsellor to be trained specifically to deal with cases of rape. Jackie worked at Harrow School for more than 18 years, teaching PSHE and acting as a counsellor to the boys. In September 2007, she was appointed as the school counsellor for St Paul’s Girl’s school in Hammersmith. In 2010 she was appointed as school counsellor at St Helens Northwood. You will find that Jackie is passionate about her work and loves working with young people and the adults who help them in to adulthood.
Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260
Venue: South East, tbc