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27 Mar
Supporting overseas boarders - March 27, 2018
27 Mar 2018 10:30 - 27 Mar 2018 15:30


Supporting overseas boarders 


Date: March 27, 2018 


Why you should attend? This workshop will enable delegates to better understand the needs of overseas boarders and thereby develop their provision and support to best effect. Delegates will leave with a set of tools to help their overseas boarders and an increased understanding of the needs of this ever increasing section of our boarding community. 



  • UK boarding and the overseas students overview
  • Understanding the needs of overseas students
  • What is culture shock and how best to deal with it?
  • A framework for supporting students
  • Communicating with parents 
  • Sharing best practice 


Seminar presenter - Phil Hardaker 

Phil has extensive experience in the education of students from overseas. He has worked solely with international students from 30-40 different countries since 1979, in both boarding and academic roles as a housemaster and subsequently Director of Studies, Vice-Principal and Principal before retiring and becoming an educational consultant in September 2017. He has taught English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Biology and IT to overseas pupils, as well as being Head of Sport. He was principal of Sherborne International when ISA awarded the school 'excellent' in every category following a full integrated inspection in January 2016. For over 20 years Phil also had an active marketing role, dealing regularly with agents and with parents in their own countries. In addition, he has lectured for BSA, AEGIS and for ISCis South West. He is co-author, with Christopher Greenfield, of the BSA publication, Truly World Class - Meeting the Needs of International Students in British Schools. He has also inspected for ISI. Phil's sessions for the BSA have also been observed and reported in both the Times and Telegraph. 


Venue: Broadway House, Tothill Street, Westminster, SW1H 9NQ



Member £200

Non-member £250 


Broadway House, Tothill Street, Westminster , SW1H 9NQ, United Kingdom