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6 Mar
Running a Sixth Form Boarding House
06 Mar 2019 - 06 Mar 2019

Running a Sixth Form Boarding House

March 06, 2019


Why should you attend?

An increasingly common feature in our schools is the development of a new Sixth Form or Upper Sixth Boarding House; a clear reflection of the demand for senior boarding from both UK and international students. Such Houses have very different dynamics to the more traditional vertical arrangements and, as such, the organisation and management aspects need to be tailored to suit.

This workshop will consider the key factors which influence the culture, operation and dynamics, and provide an opportunity to share best practice across such critical elements as safeguarding, wellbeing, leadership and organisation. This workshop is designed for staff currently running, or about to take over, a Sixth Form House that wish to review current practice or develop their provision to better reflect the needs of the community.

Programme outline:

  • Sixth Formers – overgrown children or young adults?
  • Relationships, and how to help Sixth Formers survive them
  • What happens when it all goes wrong – poor choices, bad behaviour, and their consequences
  • Achieving wellbeing as a Sixth Former.


Speaker(s): Andrew Lewin, BSA Director of Training and International and Nick Lush

Andrew Lewin joined the BSA as Director of Training and International in August 2017. He manages the Training and International team with the BSA and delivers the largest CPD programme to boarding staff in the world. Prior to joining the BSA, he 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 £210 / Non-member £260

Venue: South East, tbc


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