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15 Nov
Raising standards: inspection preparation and application
15 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019

Raising standards: inspection preparation and application


Date: November 15, 2019

Venue: Campbell College, Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2ND

Cost: Member £99 / Non-member £125

Audience: Head/Principal, Governors, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Boarding 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 an experienced boarding practitioner who has worked as a boarding inspector, and is familiar with the inspection frameworks under a number of regulatory bodies, including RQIA in Northern Ireland.



The objectives of this seminar are to promote understanding of the principles of self-evaluation and bring attendees up to date with latest practice and guidance internationally and in Ireland/Northern Ireland. This seminar will also help you improve your child protection and safeguarding practice and encourage you to use self-evaluation as an ongoing tool.



  • Updates to current developments in compliance and inspection practice
  • Preparing your self-evaluation
  • Embedding best practice in safeguarding and child protection
  • Developing a regular audit procedure.



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

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.

Dale has inspected for three different inspectorates in England, and liaises frequently with ISI, Ofsted and Care Inspectorate (Scotland). He has undertaken benchmarking visits to schools in both Northern Ireland and Ireland.


Campbell College, Campbell College, Belmont Road, Belfast, BT4 2ND, United Kingdom