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6 Jun
Preparation for New Senior Boarding Role
06 Jun 2017 10:30 - 06 Jun 2017 15:30


Preparation for a new senior boarding role


Why you should attend: Taking on a new senior role can be both and exciting and challenging. In addition to providing a strategic lead you will be expected to have a detailed knowledge of the schools’ pastoral and boarding care. Key to success in this new role will be the ability to manage a diverse team and identify crucial tasks so that you can take a proactive role in improving boarding provision.

Outline programme:

  • National update on boarding
  • Building the boarding team
  • Task management and delegation
  • Time management.


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


Member: £195

Non-member: £235


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