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
11:45 Session 2 – Establishing boundaries and protecting yourself
13:30 Session 3 – Effective working to provide best outcomes for the girls
14:45 Session 4 – Effective working con’t / Q&A session
15:30 Close of Seminar
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