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8th June 2018

Congratulations to Sutherland Education for gaining AEGIS re-accreditation! Sutherland Education, established in 1965 and based in Surrey, provides educational guardianship services for international students.

8th June 2018

AEGIS and BSA announce ‘ground-breaking’ partnership

The BSA and the Association for the Education and Guardianship for International Students (AEGIS), the UK’s leading organisation for guardianship for international students, have announced a partnership to promote higher standards.


AEGIS and BSA will remain separate organisations, but AEGIS Chair Dr Helen Wright will attend board meetings of BSA, and BSA CEO Robin Fletcher will attend meetings of AEGIS trustees and AEGIS Executive Officer Yasemin Wigglesworth will also be joining BSA’s Senior Leadership Team.


In a joint statement, Dr Helen Wright and BSA Chairman Martin Reader said: “AEGIS and BSA are very excited by this ground-breaking partnership. Working in partnership means AEGIS and BSA can extend their services to members and work to raise the standards of guardianship.”

17th May 2018

We are delighted to be able to offer AEGIS Safeguarding Training with Safeguarding Expert Ann Marie Christian
www.annmariechristian.com.

Wednesday 20th June 2018, Berkshire

am: Basic Child Protection Training 09:30 – 12:30 £120 + VAT
pm: Safer Recruitment Training 13:30 – 16:30 £120 + VAT

If you attend both am and pm sessions, the total cost is reduced to £220 + VAT.

Tea and coffee will be provided.
Upon completion, a certificate will be issued.

Tuesday 10th July 2018, Berkshire

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training 09:30 – 16:30 £240 + VAT

If you attend the whole day’s training on 20th June and the DSL course on 10th July, the DSL course will be reduced to £220 + VAT.

Tea and coffee will be provided.
Upon completion, a certificate will be issued. Please contact elaine@aegisuk.net to register.

3rd May 2018

We welcome Radley College to AEGIS.  Radley College is a boys' independent boarding school near Radley, Oxfordshire with 690 boys aged 13-18.  Thank you for your support!

5th April 2018

Congratulations to Connexcel  for gaining full AEGIS accreditation, having been through the two stage AEGIS inspection process. Connexcel is a company based in the UK with a focus exclusively on the British and Chinese education markets. Originally from China but now firmly rooted in the UK, founders John Zhang and Katie Nie pride themselves on their deep understanding of the cultures and education systems of both nations.  Welcome to AEGIS!

22nd March 2018

The AEGIS Spring Conference took place at Holborn Bars on Thursday 15th March 2018 and was fully booked with over 85 delegates.  Speakers included Julie Robinsion - ISC; Helen Clews - British Council; Clodagh Wilkinson - Bournemouth Borough Council; and Dai Durbridge - Browne Jacobson.  All our speakers helped us to raise awareness of the importance of AEGIS accredited guardians and the safeguarding of international students.  The child is our absolute priority in everything we do at AEGIS.

We have received some encouraging feedback about the day:

"I am writing to thank you for such an excellent conference in London.  I learnt a great deal and found the subject matter to be of huge interest.  And it was great to sit and chat to other delegates on my table, all of whom were very committed to AEGIS and the work you do." School delegate

"Thank you for organising such a relevant and interesting conference." Guardianship delegate

"I enjoyed all of the sessions yesterday.  Also a great venue - you guys did a great job.  Looking forward to next year's conference!" Guardianship delegate

"A very valuable day.  Thank you." School delegate.

"My first conference and I enjoyed it and got a lot from it." School delegate

21st March 2018

We are pleased to have City of London Freemen's School join AEGIS as a member school. City of London Freemen's School (CLFS) is a coeducational private school for day and boarding pupils aged 7-18, located at Ashtead Park in Surrey.

'What are the benefits for school membership?' - this is of course a frequently asked question. 

Benefits include:

- School profile on the AEGIS website, visited by overseas parents and agents from over 85 countries

- School Guardianship Policy Guidelines

- Legal framework around Guardianship and liabilities with regard to schools, guardians and homestays

- Discounted rates at our events and StudyTravel Alphe Conferences https://studytravel.network - a great opportunity to meet agents

- Advice and support

If your school would like to become a member, please contact yasemin@aegisuk.net.

29th January 2018

AEGIS welcomes Taunton School  as a member school, demonstrating their commitment to the safe guardianship of international pupils. Taunton School is a co-educational independent school in the county town of Taunton in Somerset in South West England. It serves boarding and day pupils from the ages of 13 to 18.  Thank you for your support!

25th January 2018

The new AEGIS Inspection Handbook and Guardianship Organisation Minimum Standards has now been released.  Much hard work has gone into this all-in-one document which provides clear information and support for Guardianship Organisations wishing to go through our inspection process.  

We have also introduced new fees which make the process more affordable for smaller companies just starting out in this sector.  

Our aim is to share best practice in the guardianship of international students.  The child is our priority!

12th December 2017

We are very pleased to have Etherton Education join AEGIS.  Etherton Education provides academic summer courses for international students aged 10-17, who want to study abroad in a UK boarding school. If you are coming to the UK to start at a boarding school in September, the Etherton pre-sessional summer course will help prepare you.