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Maintaining professional distance

September 24 @ 10:00 - 11:00

  • Date: September 24, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Cost: TIOB Member Rate – £90, TIOB Additional Full Member Fee: £45 Non-member Rate – £180
  • Audience: Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads, Heads of boarding, Houseparents, Assistant houseparents, teaching staff
  • Platform: Zoom (online) – webinar

Course Outline:

With safeguarding and pastoral care of the pupils in your care being paramount to any boarding role, professional distance is essential. In the home-from-home environment of boarding where you are in loco parentis, building and maintaining appropriate relationships are critical. Our webinar will focus on ways you can establish professional boundaries while still creating rapport with pupils and those you work with. The strategies covered will support building resilience when things are tough for you and/or the boarders in your care.

Learning outcomes:

  • Looking after yourself by creating healthy boundaries
  • Relationship management strategies
  • Navigating challenging situations.



Louise Payne, Deputy Head Pastoral and DSL, Kent College Pembury

Louise Payne is Deputy Head Pastoral and DSL at Kent College Pembury, UK.  She has worked in education for 22 years working in both state and independent settings in the UK and abroad. Whilst completing an MBA in Educational Leadership with UCL, Louise also worked for a Local Authority as part of a school improvement service working to support senior leaderships in improving their safeguarding and pastoral practice. She has a wealth of experience in boarding care, having worked for over 10 years in and across different boarding settings. She has also worked as a Boarding, SEN and Safeguarding governor in schools across both sectors. Louise gained a Distinction in her MBA and returned to the boarding environment when taking up the post of Deputy Head at Kent College.


September 24
10:00 - 11:00
Event Category:


TIOB – The Institute of Boarding