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24 Sep
Guardianship: best practice
24 Sep 2019 - 24 Sep 2019

Guardianship: best practice


Date: September 24, 2019

Venue: Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe, HP11 1PE

Cost: Member £210 / Non-member £260

Audience: Deputy Heads, Heads of Boarding, Boarding staff, Admissions, all staff interested in Guardianship


Why should you attend?

Educational guardianship is key in supporting international students studying at UK boarding schools. Learn more about guardianship and the role of a guardian to ensure your students are properly cared for in and out of school grounds. This seminar will be led by BSA partner organisation, AEGIS (The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students).


Insight into what good and bad guardianship looks like; the AEGIS inspection process and what it involves; and the link with schools and guardians.



10 – 10:30        Tea/Coffee on arrival

10:30                Welcome and Introduction

10:35                Session 1 – What to expect from a good educational guardian - guardianship sector overview and statistics, how        guardianship organisations operate and what they should be doing examples of poor guardianship practice.

11:30                Tea/Coffee

11:45                Session 2 – Guardianship and Schools - school Tier 4 sponsor duties and current National Minimum Standards (NMS) for boarding schools with regards to guardianship arrangements.

12:45                Lunch

13:30                Session 3 – Best practice - inspection process explained, work in the sector and how AEGIS support schools.

14:30                Tea/Coffee

14:45                Session 4 – Inspection - guardianship element of inspection.

15:30                Close


Wider context and/or application to the Boarding sector:

There is currently no law or regulation of the guardianship sector which means anyone can act as guardian or host international students in their home for short stays. Homes do not have to be vetted and DBS checks are not required. 

Schools have a duty of care to ensure international students are well looked after during holidays. A Tier 4 sponsor requirement is to know where international students are staying during holidays and exeats.  We aim to share best practice in guardianship with schools in order to support them and also improve the quality of guardianship.



Speaker: Yasemin Wigglesworth

Yasemin joined AEGIS in 2012 and oversees the running of the charity.  Previously, Yasemin worked in international student recruitment and marketing, and also set up and ran an English language school. Having spent her early years in Istanbul and studying and working abroad, she is passionate about the benefits of international education and the welfare of international students.


Wycombe Abbey School, Wycombe Abbey School , High Wycombe , HP11 1PE, United Kingdom