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28 Jun
Leading the Boarding Team
28 Jun 2017 10:30 - 28 Jun 2017 15:30


Leading the Boarding Team


Date: June 28, 2017        


Course content: The strength of your boarding provision will depend on the quality of the boarding team. By understanding what makes a great boarding team, you can develop the boarding provision through a team effort. This workshop will focus on the key aspects of building and managing a House Team. It will look at performance management, conflict resolution, delegation and setting targets, managing meetings, and the critical task of team building.  This seminar is open to senior boarding and pastoral staff who wish to build and manage an enthusiastic and committed boarding team. This workshop would also be suitable and available for staff that lead other teams in the school.


  • Key principles of leading the boarding team
  • Effective team building and management
  • Better task and time management
  • Reviewing your staff appraisal and development systems.



Alex Thomson, OBE, BSA Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Training

Alex taught geography and mathematics before joining the Education & Training branch of the Army. His service included roles as Director of Adult Education in Northern Ireland, Chief Examinations Officer for the Army’s Junior Officer Education and Training, and Senior Education Adviser to the Officer Selection Board. Before becoming BSA’s Director of Training in September 2008, he was the Children’s Services Director for British Forces in Germany. 

He has been Director of Training for eight years and has expanded the Day Seminar programme and the BSA Professional Certificate course, developed a new Diploma course for senior boarding staff, written two online induction modules for new staff, and most recently created a new BSA certificate course for staff working with international boarders to meet the many and diverse needs of our boarding schools. There are now over 400 boarding staff engaged annually on the various certificate courses.

As Deputy Chief Executive, he is responsible for coordinating the Association’s membership matters as well as the consultancy and INSET provision and its ever expanding range of publications.

He is passionate about promoting improvement and development in education in general and specifically in the boarding sector. He was made OBE in the 2009 New Year’s Honours List for his support to Service Children and their families in Germany.


Venue: Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London, W1W 5EE

Cost:   Member          £195

            Non-member   £235


London, Holiday Inn, Regents Park , London, W1W 5EE, United Kingdom