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Essentials for new matrons, October 04, 2017
04 Oct 2017 10:30 - 04 Oct 2017 15:30


Essentials for new matrons


Date: October 04, 2017


Why you should attend? The role of the matron in boarding schools is becoming increasingly demanding as staff are expected to take a greater pastoral role as part of the Boarding Team. This workshop is aimed at new matrons who wish to better understand the wider context of their role. We will explore how staff can work safely and effectively and provide the care for children that their role demands. The medical aspects of this role will also be reviewed. This workshop will give a clear framework within which staff can operate and also offer a great opportunity to share experiences and ideas with the other delegates in a confidential and safe environment.



10:30                Welcome and Introduction


10:35                Duty of Care and the Framework of Effective Boarding


11:30               Tea/Coffee


11:40               Meeting Boarders’ Needs


12:30               Lunch


13:30               Boarders’ Health & Hygiene


15:20                Plenary


15:30               Close


Seminar presenters

Jane Graham MSc, BSc, Dip Ed., R.S.C.N

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has 27 years nursing background, 17 of which is in trauma and intensive care. Whilst on PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilize and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learnt advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions and trauma. She went on to teach these skills to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on intensive care. This role also involved lecturing regularly at South Bank University.


Her role as Senior Sister on PICU involved managing a team of nurses looking at their professional development and support, ward management, implementing change and participating or undertaking research as well as the day to day management of one of the world’s largest paediatric intensive care units. She introduced a nasogastric feeding protocol for children on intensive care that remains in place today and has been published.


Following a move into school nursing, she has helped develop nursing services in 2 independent schools. This has been a varied and interesting change. As part of the UK Independent School Nurse Forum, she helped set up a clinical supervision group in Surrey. She has been closely involved in inspections in schools with Ofsted and ISI. She has worked closely with and the BSA and undertaken consultancy work for schools to prepare for their medical/boarding inspection.


She is a DSL for Safeguarding at St Teresa’s School where she currently is the Lead Nurse. On the back of setting up the school’s medical services, she has set up a first aid training company Action + First Aid. She is a freelance instructor for Qualsafe an awarding body approved by the HSE. 


Andrew Lewin, BSA Director of Training

Andrew Lewin, joined the BSA team as Director of Training in August 2017. He manages the Training and International Team within BSA and delivers the largest CPD programme to boarding staff in the world. Prior to joining BSA, he has lived and worked in boarding schools literally all his life. He has been the Head in three boarding schools, as well as Deputy Head, Housemaster, Head of Geography, Master i/c Rugby, Hockey and Cricket and Director of Development. He has been an ISI Team Inspector and a Governor of an independent boarding school. He has also served on the local safeguarding children's boards in North Yorkshire and Cheshire where he organised and delivered training for both local authorities and independent schools.



Cost: Member £200

          Non-member £250



London, International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, Greater London, W1W 5PN, United Kingdom