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Preparing for an inspection (the medical centre)

27th January 2022 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


This seminar is suitable for practitioners involved in developing the standards of a school medical centre, or medical provision, and who will be responsible for checking and ensuring standards against inspection criteria.


Course outline

Having excellent standards within the Medical Centre and school medical provision helps ensure you have happy and healthy students who can learn and thrive within the school and boarding environment.

This seminar will inform delegates of the latest inspection criteria in order to support in existing inspection preparation work, providing a checklist of areas that need to be looked at within the Medical Centre and boarding medical provision. Focus will also be given to providing recommended methods to improve inspection outcomes by developing practice and record keeping. After this training, school Nurses and Medical Centre leaders will have a clearer picture of what is required from them to support the school in achieving high inspection standards.


Training topics will include

  • Inspection criteria – Update on ISI, Ofsted and National Minimum Standards (NMS) for boarding
  • Reflective practice – how this can benefit development
  • Record keeping – what is required from a school
  • Policies and protocols – which to have, and why they are needed.


Learning outcomes

  • To be knowledgeable on the guidance behind inspections
  • To manage and develop an inspection ready medical centre
  • To uses a continuous reflective cycle t maintain and improve standards of any medical centre.



Jane Graham, Director, Hieda
Trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, Jane has 27 years of nursing background; 17 of which is in trauma and intensive care. Whilst in PICU, she had a number of different roles. Nine years of that included a role as a specialist retrieval nurse (CATS) that entailed travelling around the country to stabilize and bring back critically unstable children. To do this she learned advanced nursing and basic medical skills in resuscitation, all medical conditions, and trauma.

She went on to teach these skills to student nurses, qualified nurses and junior doctors as the Practice educator on intensive care. This role also involved lecturing regularly at South Bank University. She has been a DSL for Safeguarding at an independent boarding school where she was Lead Nurse. She is also an instructor for Qualsafe, an awarding body approved by the HSE.


Dale Wilkins, Director of Safeguarding, Professional Development and Accreditation

Dale joined the BSA during Summer 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards. In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s accredited training programme. Dale leads on all safeguarding and inspection matters for the BSA, including managing the Commitment to Care Charter, the annual Safeguarding Conference, and 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.



  • Member rate: £135
  • Non-member rate: £270*


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27th January 2022
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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