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8 Oct
Preparing for inspection - ISI
08 Oct 2019 - 08 Oct 2019

Preparing for inspection - ISI


Date: October 08, 2019 

Venue: Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, 68-86 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BT

Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Audience: Heads/Principals, Governors, Deputy Heads, Heads of Boarding, Boarding staff, Lead Medical staff



Why should you attend?

This seminar will give participants a comprehensive understanding of how to prepare for the boarding element of both Regulatory Compliance inspections and the Focused Compliance element of the Educational Quality with Focused Compliance inspection. The training is delivered by experienced boarding practitioners who have also worked as boarding inspectors.



The objective of this day seminar is to help you prepare for next inspection, bring you up to date with latest practice and guidance and help you improve your self-evaluation with the view to using self-evaluation as an ongoing tool.



10 – 10:30        Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                Welcome and Introduction

10:35                Session 1 – Updates to current legislation

11:30                Tea/Coffee

11:45                Session 2 – Preparing for your inspection

12:45                Lunch

13:30                Session 3 – Benchmarking against the framework and standards: being more than “compliant”

14:30                Tea/Coffee

14:45                Session 4 – Developing a regular audit procedure

15:30                Close


Outcomes and resources:

NMS for Boarding Schools

ISI inspection framework


Speaker: Dale Wilkins, BSA Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Training & Sue Duff

Dale joined the BSA during Summer 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards.  In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s training programme, including both day seminars and accredited training courses.  Dale leads on all safeguarding and inspection matters for the BSA, including managing the Commitment to Care Charter, the annual Safeguarding Conference, the Safeguarding Forum.   He has also developed a process of BSA Accreditation for our overseas members. 

For 31 years Dale was a boarding practitioner.  After boarding positions at Norwich School and Tettenhall College, Dale became a Housemaster at Old Swinford Hospital in 1992, and was promoted to Deputy Head in 2007, and subsequently also DSL. He has also been a multi-agency trainer for the Dudley Safeguarding Children’s Board and has been closely involved in inspection in state and independent boarding since 2002.

Dale had previously been a BSA course tutor since 1998 and developed the BSA Self-Assessment Toolkit.

Sue Duff

Sue has worked in boarding in IAPS, GSA and HMC schools. She was Housemistress and Head of Boarding at Headington Girls School in Oxford before moving to Bradfield College to set up full co-education within the school and open the first girls' boarding house ten years ago. Sue was Senior Housemistress and she was on the Senior Leadership Team at Bradfield with her main specialism being overall boarding management, before she began focusing on other areas since September 2015. Sue has first-hand experience of the current ISI process within independent schools.


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