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23 Jan
What every matron should know
23 Jan 2019 - 23 Jan 2019

What every Matron should know

January 23, 2019


Why should you attend?

The role of the school Matron has changed considerably; from the traditional role of Boarding House domestic manager to today's significant involvement in the pastoral care of students and the provision of support to meet students' needs. As part of the wider House team, the Matron therefore needs to be aware of the fundamentals of teenage development as well as staying current with the issues that the young people in their care deal with, and how they interact and relate to others around them. It is critical, in particular, that all staff are able to understand, recognise and relate to the associated behaviours and risks that come from the changing relationship to technology and the dominance of social media.

Programme outline:

  • Growth and development in young people, including adolescence and puberty
  • Current understanding of the teenage brain and such related aspects as sleep; risk taking etc
  • Teenage relationships and sexualised behaviours
  • Helping with anxiety and panic attacks
  • Helping with death, divorce and loss
  • How best to support students through challenging times


Speaker: Jane Graham, MSc, BSc, DipEd, R.S.C.N

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has 27 years experience in nursing, 17 of which were in Trauma and Intensive Care. Whilst on PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years was spent as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilise and bring back critically unstable children. Jane went on to teach the skills she acquired to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on Intensive Care and lectured regularly at the South Bank University.

Jane is a DSL at St Teresa's School where she is currently 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.


Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: South East, tbc


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