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Residential Easter Workshop

Residential Easter Workshop, April 2020 - Postponed, New Dates Coming Soon

An Introduction to Pastoral Care

(Incorporating Days 1 and 2 of the Certificate Course 20/3)

Monday 06 April – Tuesday 07 April 2020

Registration 10:30am

Dauntsey’s School, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4HE

Member £400 - Resident (£340 Non Resident)

Non Member £490 - Resident (£430 Non Resident)



In addition to the main themes outlined in the programme, there will be

opportunities for group discussion, case studies and a sharing of current practice.


This course, covering key issues relevant to those working in boarding, is available both

for those wishing to register for one of the two certificates in boarding education and

for those wishing to attend a free-standing conference.

The last four Easter courses were over-subscribed

and early application is advised


Easter Workshop

An Introduction to Pastoral Care

(Incorporating Days 1 and 2 of the Certificate course 20/3)

Sessions will include:

  • What Does Good Pastoral Care in Boarding Look Like?
  • Course Introduction/Issues & Concerns
  • Essential Skills in Pastoral Care – External Speaker: Jackie Cox
  • Meeting the Needs of Boarders
  • Issues Facing Pupils 1
  • Mental and Emotional Health, External Speaker: Sarah Berman, YoungMinds
  • Dinner and drinks on  the evening of 6th April

Speaker April 6th: Jackie Cox

Jackie has trained teachers and teaching professionals on many issues surrounding young people for the past 30 years. She has a degree in Psychology and a diploma in counselling and is a very experienced counsellor, teacher and counselling supervisor working in schools and on an independent basis. Her casework, which covers more than 30 years, covers a wide variety of conditions concerning relationship, either with self or others. In 2005, she set up Jackie Cox Educational Training, where she is the sole trainer.  Jackie has had articles published on Self Harm and Mental Health issues in magazines and national newspapers.

Jackie works for Lighthouse Professional training and the BSA for their Professional Development Certificate and their Professional Practice Certificate as well as The Girls Day School Trust. 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, working mainly with the Senior girls, In September 2010, she was appointed as counsellor and trainer at St Helen’s School in Northwood.  Jackie works almost exclusively with older teens and with those who teach and support them.

Speaker April 7th: Sarah Berman, YoungMinds

UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

Since 2016, Sarah has been a volunteer on the YoungMinds Parents Helpline, talking to parents/carers who are concerned about their child’s emotional wellbeing. She is also part of the YoungMinds Training Consultancy team, delivering both in-house and bespoke training to clients on a range of issues concerning mental health, including areas such as the impact of technology on young people’s mental health, resilience and self-harming behaviours, mental and emotional health.

Venue – Dauntsey’s School, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4HE

Dress - Smart Casual

You can reserve your place here:






CREDIT: Image header taken from BSA member school Beechwood Sacred Heart School