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4 Jul
Better boarding provision – A seminar for governors
04 Jul 2017 10:30 - 04 Jul 2017 15:30


Better boarding provision – A seminar for governors


Date: July 04, 2017  


Course content: We will consider the new NMS and the Boarding Inspection requirements, and we will explore the emerging challenges to help governors better understand their role and allow them to be more effective in supporting the operation and development of boarding. After an overview of UK Boarding, we will look at the key areas of safeguarding, inspection, and raising standards.


  • The UK boarding picture
  • The legal framework and school policies, procedures and practices
  • NMS and boarding Inspections
  • Best practice in meeting boarders’ needs 


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

Alex 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.


  • Coffee/tea is served from 10.00 am
  • The seminar starts at 10.30 am
  • The seminar concludes at 15.30 pm


Member: £195                        Non-member: £235


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