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11 Nov
Preparing for inspection - Ofsted
11 Nov 2019 - 11 Nov 2019

Preparing for inspection - Ofsted


Date: November 11, 2019

Venue: Gordon's School, Bagshot Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9PU

Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Audience: Head/Principal, Governors, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Boarding staff


Why should you attend?

This seminar will give participants a comprehensive understanding of how to prepare for the boarding inspection under the Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SCCIF). The training is delivered by an experienced boarding practitioner who has worked as a boarding inspector.

It is NOT suitable for those schools who are inspected by ISI (Independent Schools' Inspectorate). Any colleagues from outside England, or who are unsure, should contact the BSA office for advice.



Help you prepare for next inspection Bring you up to date with latest practice and guidance Help you improve your self-evaluation Encourage you to use self-evaluation as an ongoing tool



10 – 10:30        Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                Welcome and Introduction

10:35                Session 1 – Updates to current legislation

11:30                Tea/Coffee

11:45                Session 2 – Preparing for your inspection

12:45                Lunch

13:30                Session 3 – Benchmarking against the NMS and SCCIF

14:30                Tea/Coffee

14:45                Session 4 – Developing a regular audit procedure

15:30                Close


Outcomes and resources:

NMS for Boarding Schools

Ofsted Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SCCIF)


Speaker: Dale Wilkins, BSA Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Training

Dale joined the BSA during Summer 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards.  In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s training programme, including both day seminars and accredited training courses.  Dale leads on all safeguarding and inspection matters for the BSA, including managing the Commitment to Care Charter, the annual Safeguarding Conference, the Safeguarding Forum.   He has also developed a process of BSA Accreditation for our overseas members. 

For 31 years Dale was a boarding practitioner.  After boarding positions at Norwich School and Tettenhall College, Dale became a Housemaster at Old Swinford Hospital in 1992, and was promoted to Deputy Head in 2007, and subsequently also DSL. He has also been a multi-agency trainer for the Dudley Safeguarding Children’s Board and has been closely involved in inspection in state and independent boarding since 2002.

Dale had previously been a BSA course tutor since 1998 and developed the BSA Self-Assessment Toolkit.


Gordon's School, Gordon's School, Bagshot Road, West End, Woking, GU24 9PU, United Kingdom