06 Nov 2020 10:30 - 06 Nov 2020 15:30
BSA virtual day seminar
Title: Creating a culture of wellbeing
Date: November 06, 2020
Time: 10:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 15:30
Speaker: Andrew Lewin, BSA Senior Consultant
Audience: Head, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Governors, Pastoral staff
The wellbeing of both staff and boarders are vital to cultivating and sustaining healthy high performance, as individuals and as a community. This seminar will give delegates the opportunity to review, consider and plan the development of a culture of wellbeing across their whole school.
After events of the first half of 2020, people are more conscious of pressures of work and home life, and a need to be proactively working to develop a safer, healthier, and happier culture for everyone, and this includes an awareness of wellbeing and mental health risks. Boarding is a fantastic environment to both live and work in but it also comes with it's own demands both physical and emotional. These can impact students and staff, and the wellbeing of both directly corresponds to each other. As a school, a commitment to putting wellbeing at the centre of strategy and decision making offers a strong framework for success for everyone involved; students and staff alike.
Training day breakdown:
- What is wellbeing? - exploring what you are trying to achieve by defining what you mean, and looking at developing positive habits
- The pressures we face - looking at the pressures boarders face, and how to support effectively
- Building a positive culture - embedding a structure of positive habits throughout the school
- Looking after yourself - positive role modelling and sustaining a good life / work balance
Speaker: Andrew Lewin, Senior Consultant, BSA
Andrew Lewin was International Director at the BSA before moving into a consultant role. His broad remit offers a range of services to boarding schools worldwide. He has considerable experience working with boarding school staff all around the world. Andrew has lived and worked in boarding schools 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, Appeal Director 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.