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25 Jun
Boarding essentials
25 Jun 2020 - 25 Jun 2020

Boarding essentials


Date: June 25, 2020

Audience: New boarding staff, residential tutors, summer school staff, support staff


Why should you attend?

Whether you are just starting out in Boarding, or want to refresh your skills, this is a seminar designed to help develop your understanding of working in the boarding environment. The role is extremely rewarding but is becoming increasingly demanding, and the skills required to work with boarders are growing all the time.

With a strong emphasis on safeguarding, you will look at the latest legislation and guidance, alongside the challenges and issues that you will face. At the BSA, we have years of experience and this seminar will help you to think about and discuss good practise. This seminar will help you to work safely and effectively with boarders.


To give boarding practitioners a better understanding of working in boarding, through discussing the latest theoretical and practical aspects of the role. Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss best practice and to understand their statutory responsibilities, as well as receiving expert guidance on supporting boarders.



  • Safeguarding and National Standards – looking at the latest statutory guidance and the standards that underpin boarding
  • Meeting the needs of boarders – looking at how the needs of boarders are met within the boarding environment
  • Supporting boarders – looking at the wellbeing of boarders and how they can be supported in making good choices around the risks they face
  • Looking after yourself – looking at the work/life balance and how to maintain your effectiveness.


Wider context and/or application to the Boarding sector:

It is vital for the strength of the sector that the pastoral care given to the children and young people in boarding schools is of the highest quality. The BSA offers a solid pathway of professional development for all practitioners working with boarders. If you are just starting out on this rewarding journey, then you need to have as much insight into the role as possible so that you can support the boarders in your care.

Outcomes and resources:

Delegates will be more confident in their work and will have had the opportunity to discuss situations that they face on a day to day basis within their role.


Speaker: Mark Robinson, BSA Senior Consultant


Virtual day seminar