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15 Mar
Managing transition - How to help junior and senior students - March 15, 2018
15 Mar 2018 10:30 - 15 Mar 2018 15:30

Managing transition - How to help junior and senior students 


Date: March 15, 2018 


Audience: it will be of interest to those working in prep schools, as well as those running houses in senior schools taking new boarders at age 11 or 13, and senior managers responsible for the induction of new boarders in senior schools.

Why should you attend? This workshop will consider relevant developmental issues, the nature and demands of the transition, and the importance of effective management of the induction process. It will provide an opportunity to better understand the roles of staff in prep and senior schools and explore what strategies and approaches can best be used to help you to help students during such challenging times. We will utilise case studies to explore the key issues and consider the best solutions. 


  • Student growth and development – the impact of adolescence and puberty on young people.
  • Change and culture shock
  • Induction – a two-way process
  • Best practice in meeting the needs students on transition from Prep to senior schools

Speaker: 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.  He 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