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A man in a girls’ world - A workshop for men working in girls’ boarding - November 07, 2017
07 Nov 2017 10:30 - 07 Nov 2017 15:30


A man in a girls’ world - A workshop for men working in girls’ boarding


Date: November 07, 2017


Why you should attend? It is increasingly common for male staff to be working in a pastoral or boarding role within a Boarding House, which is predominately female in composition. Such an arrangement can come with additional and often unforeseen challenges. This workshop will explore gender differences, current common behaviours, and the pastoral and boarding management implications for those staff charged with supporting female students/boarders.



10:00                 Registration and Tea/Coffee

10:30                 Welcome and introduction

10:35                 Session 1 – Understanding girls and boys: differences and similarities

11:30                 Tea/Coffee                   

11:45                 Session 2 – Establishing boundaries and protecting yourself

12:45                 Lunch

13:30                 Session 3 – Effective working to provide best outcomes for the girls

14:30                 Tea/Coffee

14:45                 Session 4 – Effective working con’t / Q&A session                                                                  

15:30                 Close of Seminar



Jackie Cox

Jackie is a Counselling Psychologist with many years’ experience of working with young people and their families.  Jackie worked at both Harrow School and St Pauls Girls School as the school counsellor.  Jackie has trained teachers, teaching professionals, students and their parents both in the UK and in France, Holland, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Poland, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia on issues of pastoral care.

Jackie has worked for the Boarding Schools Association for more than 15 years for their Professional Development Certificate and their Professional Practice Certificate.  She also runs day seminars for them. 

Dale Wilkins, Head of Safeguarding and Standards, BSA

Dale completed over 30 years as a boarding practitioner before joining BSA permanently in September 2017.  Dale began his career as a boarding tutor at Norwich School, ran a junior girls’ house with his wife at Tettenhall College, and then moved to Old Swinford Hospital in Stourbridge, where he spent 25 years as Housemaster in both senior and junior boys’ houses, as Director of Boarding and then as Deputy Head and Designated Safeguarding Lead. 

Dale has also been a course tutor and trainer for BSA for almost twenty years, was a sector professional inspector under NCSC, CSCI and Ofsted, and a trainer for the local safeguarding board.


Venue: Boarding Schools' Association, 134 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 9SA


Cost: Member £200

          Non-member £250


134 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA, United Kingdom