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TIOB – Avoiding burn out – how to look after yourself

March 20 @ 14:00 - 16:00

  • Date: March 20, 2024
  • Time: 14:00 – 16:00
  • Cost: TIOB Full Member – £110, Non-member Rate – £220
  • Audience: SLT, Heads of boarding, Houseparents, Assistant Houseparents, teaching staff
  • Platform: Zoom (online) – Seminar

Course outline:

Andrew Lewin has spent a lifetime, literally, living and working in boarding schools but, after nearly 25 years of senior leadership positions that included more than 12 years as a Head, he suffered burnout and a breakdown. Using his personal and professional experiences, he is now a resilience coach, helping individuals and teams to achieve healthy high performance, offering an understanding of the impact of resilient thoughts and resilient actions on overall levels of wellbeing. He is an accredited Workplace Resilience and Wellbeing Master Practitioner, trained by the Wellbeing Project, and has extensive experience as an educational consultant.

In 2020, he founded Project 1000 Ltd, a company that focuses on delivering coaching and consultancy. Andrew identified his key stress triggers and wanted to work for himself. He counted back 1000 days from his 55th birthday that happened to be World Mental Health Day and his future began!

In addition to his time as a Head, he has also undertaken most roles within boarding, including as a GAP student, houseparent, governor  and worked as Director of Training and then International Director for the BSA, before becoming a BSA Senior Consultant.

In this webinar, Andrew will not only share his personal experiences but he will offer some opportunities to find solutions that just might help to make the difference to those struggling to achieve that life / work balance that can be so difficult in a boarding environment. He is working with the BSA to provide that additional support to practitioners who might need it. He wishes he knew then what he knows now!

Standard 11.4 of the National Minimum Standards for Boarding (September 5 2022) ensures that, ‘The school identifies at least one person other than a parent, outside the staff, and those responsible for the leadership and governance of the school, who children may contact directly about personal problems or concerns at the school. This person may be known as the ‘independent person’. Children know who this person is, know how to contact them and feel comfortable talking to them. The person is easily accessible.’ But what about the staff?



Andrew Lewin, BSA Senior Consultant

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 and lived and worked in boarding schools for much of his life.

Andrew has set up his own company in 2020, Project 1000 Ltd, that focuses on educational consultancy and resilience coaching. He is a WRAW Master Practitioner, trained by the Wellbeing Project, and offers life coaching, diagnostic assessments, workshops and seminars. He is also Education Development Director for Performance Learning, an NSPCC Associate and an IAPS Consultant, as well as a Director of Wiltshire & Swindon Sport and Team Removals.



March 20
14:00 - 16:00
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TIOB – The Institute of Boarding