During its Golden Jubilee year, the Boarding Schools’ Association invited members of the boarding community to apply to become the first BSA Boarding Fellow. This annual award aims to provide an experienced senior member of the boarding team the opportunity to conduct an in-depth boarding research project. The successful applicant will receive £1,000 towards the cost of the research project for Fellowship.
Applicants were required to submit a research proposal and the entries were judged by BSA Honorary President, Tony Little, who will be overseeing the research project.
Tony Little said “The quality of applications was so strong BSA has awarded the Boarding Fellowship to two members of the boarding community as a reflection of the high quality of entries – a fitting result during our Golden Jubilee year as we celebrate excellence and professional development in the sector.”
Winners: Aileen Rees (St Leonard’s, Scotland) and Patrick Toland (Rockport).
- Aileen will investigate ‘How BSA schools cater for their diverse and dynamic international intake. Do we just cope with different nationalities or do we celebrate them?’
- Patrick’s research will cover: ‘A study of how UK Boarding schools create meaningful relationships within and beyond their communities’