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BSA virtual day seminar: Preparing for inspection - the Medical Centre
01 Oct 2020 10:30 - 01 Oct 2020 15:30




BSA virtual day seminar

Title: Preparing for inspection - the Medical Centre


Date: October 01, 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30
Speakers: Jane Graham, BSA Nurse Advisor and Lead Nurse, St Teresa's, Effingham & Dale Wilkins, BSA Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Training 


Having excellent standards within the Medical Centre and school medical provision helps ensure you have happy and healthy students who can learn and thrive within the school and boarding environment.

This seminar will inform delegates of the latest inspection criteria in order to support in existing inspection preparation work, providing a checklist of areas that need to be looked at within the Medical Centre and boarding medical provision. Focus will also be given to providing recommended methods to improve inspection outcomes by developing practice and record keeping. After this training, school Nurses and Medical Centre leaders will have a clearer picture of what is required from them to support the school in achieving high inspection standards.


Training day breakdown:

  • Inspection criteria - Update on ISI, Ofsted and National Minimum Standards (NMS) for boarding
  • Reflective practice - how this can benefit development
  • Record keeping - what is required from a school
  • Policies and protocols - which to have, and why they are needed



Speakers: Jane Graham, BSA Nurse Advisor and Lead Nurse, St Teresa's Effingham and Dale Wilkins, Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Training

Jane is a registered sick children’s nurse; she trained at Great Ormond Street and worked for 20 years on PICU as senior sister and practice educator. As part of the unit’s CATS trauma team she spent a lot of time teaching clinically or at South Bank University. More recently she moved into school nursing setting up medical centres in two schools. She continues at St Teresa’s School in Effingham as Lead Nurse. She runs a Surrey clinical supervision group for independent school nurses and has her own business, Action + in First Aid and Mental Health training.

Dale joined the BSA in 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 and 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.



Virtual day seminar