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HIEDA/BSA – Medical essentials for matrons

10th October 2023 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

  • Date: 10 October 2023 
  • Time: 10:30 – 15:30
  • Venue: Zoom (online) – day seminar

Audience: This seminar is suitable for practitioners working with boarding students and in residential care/accommodation settings.

Course outline

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. It is recognised there are many different titles for the role of staff within the boarding house. In this context we are providing training for a role that looks to 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 topics will include:

  • 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.

Learning outcomes:

  • To be able to work within the NMS guidance
  • To care for children safely and compassionately in a boarding setting
  • To understand the role of a matron in a boarding environment.


  • Member Rate: £155
  • Affiliate Member Delegate Fee: £230
  • Non-member Rate: £310*

*If you would like to become a member and access discounted rates for Hieda CPD and events, please click here.

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Rosie McManus RSCN, Dip HR (Child), BSc (Hons), MSc (Law), Head of Boarding, St John’s College School

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. Passionate about the nurse’s role in the delivery of the PSHE curriculum, Rosie is currently the Head of Boarding at St John’s College School, she has a Masters in Medical Ethics and Law, is a NUCO trainer and has a keen interest in the development of the school nurse role.


10th October 2023
10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Health in Education Association