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3 Nov
BSA virtual day seminar: Essentials for new school Matrons
03 Nov 2020 10:30 - 03 Nov 2020 15:30



BSA virtual day seminar

Title: Essentials for new school Matrons


Date: November 03, 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30
Speaker: Jane Graham, BSA Nurse Advisor and Lead Nurse, St Teresa's, Effingham
Audience: Matrons, Boarding staff, Pastoral staff


The aim of this training day is to provide an environment and information for staff, notably those fulfilling the 'Matron' role, to learn how to be effective in their role, caring for boarders and meeting pupils' needs. Providing excellent pastoral care, helping boarders settle in and live comfortably in the boarding setting will have a positive impact on their social and academic performance during their time at school.

Staff should join the session to further their knowledge on the standards required to meet the needs of boarders (NMS) as well as networking and sharing ideas with other boarding staff from other schools. Delegates will be given ideas that they can take away and begin to implement in their schools after training.



Training day breakdown:

  • Governance behind the role - looking at inspection criteria for the boarding environment
  • Duty of care - what does this mean, and how do we implement this?
  • Meeting the needs of the boarders p1 - what are these needs, and what do we do for each of them?
  • Meeting the needs of the boarders p2 - how can we proactively meet these needs to the best of our ability?
  • Group planning and idea sharing



Speaker: Jane Graham, BSA Nurse Advisor and Lead Nurse, St Teresa's Effingham
Jane is a registered sick children’s nurse; she trained at Great Ormond Street and worked for 20 years on PICU as senior sister and practice educator. As part of the unit’s CATS trauma team she spent a lot of time teaching clinically or at South Bank University. More recently she moved into school nursing setting up medical centres in two schools. She continues at St Teresa’s School in Effingham as Lead Nurse. She runs a Surrey clinical supervision group for independent school nurses and has her own business, Action + in First Aid and Mental Health training.


Virtual day seminar