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27 Apr
"Outduction": preparing students for life after school
27 Apr 2020 - 27 Apr 2020

"Outduction": preparing students for life after school

Date: April 27, 2020

Audience: All pastoral staff working with students 16-18 years


Why should you attend:

When we induct students into our schools, we give them a great deal of help and support to settle in and make the best of their time at our schools. Do we do the same to support them in managing the transition post-school?

This seminar will help both pastoral and academic staff develop a final year programme to support students in their preparations to take more responsibility for themselves and their actions, helping them realise and grasp life experiences and opportunities out in the world.


Staff attending this seminar will discuss how we can support our school leavers and will be helped to begin developing their own "Outduction" programme.



10:30am - 12:30pm, Session 1

• Background information
• Communication skills in meeting new people, making friends and influencing people
• Attaining a good work/social life balance
• Managing finances and creating a weekly/termly budget
• Accessing support agencies that can help when challenges and problems come along

1:30pm - 3:30pm, Session 2

• Interactive workshop to develop a new Outduction programme for your school. A group session to share ideas and thoughts and begin drafting a programme to support your senior students in preparing for life after school.


Speaker: Mark Robinson, BSA Senior Consultant

Mark has a Product Design Degree from Brunel University and a PGCE. His first post in independent education was as Assistant Master at Christ’s Hospital in Horsham where he held several positions including Assistant Housemaster to a junior boy’s boarding house. After five years he moved on to Ardingly College in West Sussex as a Head of Department and Housemaster to a joint day and boarding house. Mark has been an inspector on boarding inspections, an Assistant Housemaster to a girls’ boarding house and fully involved in teaching up to ‘A‘ Level.

In 2002 Mark gave up teaching to set up Mentor Education Services Ltd, a business offering education-related consultancy services to the independent sector, initially training, interview coaching and professional development but also marketing and pre-inspection to schools both in the independent and maintained sector.

Mark was appointed as Assistant Director of Training for the Boarding Schools’ Association in 2010, where he continued offering training and consultancy to independent and state schools both in the UK and around the world. In 2017 he was appointed as Deputy Head Pastoral at College du Leman in Switzerland, a large international boarding and day school. After gaining some valuable international experience, Mark has returned to the UK to continue his training and consultancy in the Independent and state school sectors.


Virtual day seminar