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3 Mar
Essentials of Boarding
03 Mar 2017 10:30 - 03 Mar 2017 15:30


Essentials of Boarding

Audience: Staff new to boarding

Date: March 03, 2017

Why should you attend?  The level of professionalism in boarding supervision has risen dramatically in recent years, due in part, to improved regulation and increased parental expectation. This seminar will complement school based induction and provide a wider context for staff new to boarding. The sooner staff new to boarding have a real understanding of the basic principles and expectations of a boarding role, the sooner the school will have effective members of staff who will enjoy their duties and feel able to deal with the challenges that arise.


  • Boarding and the national framework
  • Meeting boarders’ needs
  • Working safely
  • Effective communication
  • Clarifying your role


Mark Robinson, BSA Assistant Director of Training

Mark Robinson joined the BSA as Assistant Director of Training in 2010 and has extensive experience within the boarding sector.  A former boarding inspector, Mark has held several roles in schools including Housemaster and Head of Department. Since 2002 Mark has been leading CPD in the independent sector. Mark specialises in training boarding staff of all levels, alongside delivering consultancy and advice to boarding schools in the independent and maintained sector at home and abroad.


10:00 Registration and coffee

12:30 Lunch

15:30 Depart


Cost:                      £195 – Member

                                £235 – Non-member schools



Edinburgh, Stewart’s Melville College , Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3EZ, United Kingdom