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Hieda / BSA Health and Wellbeing conference

8 July @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Venue: Zoom (online) 

Audience: Independent and boarding school nurses, matrons, health and wellbeing leads, pastoral staff

Our annual conference is the highlight of our events programme and the culmination of another academic year.

Our focus last year was on anxiety and the importance of inclusion for sufferers. This year our focus will be on the ever-changing landscape of health care and how we can support everyone, young people and adults, in fulfilling their potential both physically and emotionally. We will soon be announcing more detail and information regarding our speakers.


  • HIEDA/BSA Member Rate: £215
  • HIEDA/BSA Additional Full Member Fee: £110
  • BSA Affiliate Member: £325
  • BSA Additional Affiliate Member: £140
  • Non-member Rate: £430*



09:00 – 09:45

Session 1 – Inspirational Speaker – “Why we do the job”

  • Chair: Lee Glaser, Executive Director, Specialist Services
    • Speaker: TBC

09:45 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:45

Session 2 – Discussion Group – The role of the Health Centre in an Independent School

  • Chair: Lee Glaser, Executive Director, Specialist Services
    • Speakers:
      • Skyler Moulder, Lead Nurse at The Leys in Cambridge
      • Emily Kane, HIEDA Nurse Advisor
      • Louise Howel, HIEDA Nurse Advisor

10:45 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:45

Session 3 – School Nurse – Coaching, mentoring and supervision. Getting the best out of yourself and the team

  • Chair: TBC
    • Speaker: Rosie McManus, HIEDA Nurse Advisor

11:45 – 12:00


12:00 – 12:45

Session 4 – School Nurse – The HC in International Schools. What we can learn from each other

  • Chair: TBC
    • Speaker: TBC

12:45 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

Session 5 – Discussion Group – Seacole Standard and lessons learnt.

  • Chair: Lee Glaser
    • Panel: Louise Howell, HIEDA Nurse Advisor

14:15 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:15

Session 6 – School Nurses – Current challenges and approaches (Eating disorders, vaping, mental health, neurodiversity….)

  • Chair: TBC
    • Speaker: TBC

15:15 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:15

Session 7 – School Nurses – Current challenges and approaches continued…

  • Chair: TBC
    • Speaker: TBC


Conference close

Lee Glaser, Executive Director, Specialist Services    

Lee has extensive experience in pastoral care. Prior to becoming Headmaster and CEO at Taunton School in Somerset he was the School’s Deputy Head which involved leading the pastoral team and being the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Outstanding support for student and staff wellbeing has always been at the heart of his approach and the School was recently shortlisted for a TES Award for excellence in this area.

Lee has always worked closely with the School’s medical team which provided excellent support to the community, particularly during the COVID pandemic. He is excited to be supporting HIEDA members in delivering the highest quality of care in their own environments.

Skyler Moulder, Lead Nurse at The Leys in Cambridge

Skyler did her Adult Nursing BSc at Kings College London in 2011 and went straight into community nursing. After the birth of her first son she stumbled into community school nursing and never looked back. During her time as a community school nurse she covered primary and secondary schools all across Cambridgeshire. She completed training such as the CAMHS foundation module, Sexual Health and Contraception module and was trained in Safeguarding Children Level 3. She completed her PG Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing in 2016 when she was pregnant with her second son, which she later topped up to a full MSc in 2023 when she was pregnant with her daughter! This also included qualifying as a Nurse Prescriber. Skyler co-lead the development of a 0-19 Duty Desk and the introduction of the Chathealth text service in Cambridgeshire Community Services. In 2019 she became a Team Manager for the CCS Healthy Child Programme – managing a team of Nursery Nurses, Health Visitors and School Nurses during the pandemic. In 2020 she was recruited to be the Lead Nurse at The Leys in Cambridge, to lead a team covering 24 hour care for around 575 pupils (over half of which are boarders). This is where she is now and where her passion for independent school nursing started.

Emily Kane, HIEDA Nurse Advisor

Emily is the former Sister in Charge of the Health Centre at Taunton School, Somerset (left Dec ’23) where she had led the team for over 7 years. Previously she worked in a smaller prep school in Somerset.
Emily graduated from The Queen’s University of Belfast as a paediatric nurse and worked in many clinical settings before moving across to the Independent school nursing sector.
Emily is passionate about independent school nursing, encouraging and facilitating nurses to develop the best service that they can for the children and young people that they look after.

Louise Howel, HIEDA Nurse Advisor

Louise Howel is a paediatric nurse with experience in children’s A & E, plastics and respiratory care. Health visitor for ten years.  Nine years experience in independent school nursing working in a mix of boarding and day school settings. Six years experience as Health centre manager most recently at Wycliffe College.



Rosie McManus, HIEDA Nurse Advisor

Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children Rosie came to school nursing in the independent sector 16 years ago. With a passion for boarding pastoral and health care Rosie has developed an interest in the understanding and development of the health needs of boarding school students.


8 July
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Event Category:


Health in Education Association
Boarding School Association