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
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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!
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.
Rossall School has joined AEGIS! Founded in 1844, Rossall is a coeducational and boarding school for 2 - 18 year olds, with boarding (full, weekly, flexi) from age 7. Rossall School is based in Lancashire, 60 miles from Manchester airport. Further details about the school can be found on our website under the school search.
Welcome to AEGIS and thank you for your support.
Yasemin will be taking part in the BSA training day 'Recruiting from the international market' on Tuesday 5th December 2017 in London, explaining the role of guardians. She will be joined by the lovely Nicola Lutz, Director of StudyTravel Magazine, who will be sharing her expertise about working with educational agents.
The Royal Masonic School for Girls has just joined AEGIS! RMS is a day and boarding school for girls aged 4 to 18 years, located within 200 acres of parkland in Rickansworth, Herts. The school welcomes a broad range of children, from girls who thrive on academic study to those who love sport; from confident dancers and actresses to gifted painters, designers and engineers.
We very much appreciate the support of all our school and guardianship orgainisation members. AEGIS is a non-profit organisation, with out the support of our members we would not exist and there would be no regulation of the guardianship industry. If your school is interested in joining AEGIS please contact Yasemin for further details email@example.com
Today, Yasemin is presenting to heads and school staff at Educate Forum about the importance of accredited guardians. AEGIS had a brilliant reception from schools and agents at British Boarding Schools Workshop last week, all keen to ensure safeguarding of international students. Plus a couple of meetings with Local Authorities has made for a busy couple of weeks! And not to forget the AEGIS safeguarding courses, Designated Safeguarding Lead training will take place on Thursday 9th November at ISI, London.
Congratulations to Mission Links and Gateway Education for re-gaining AEGIS accreditation! Member guardianship organisations must adhere to the AEGIS Code of Conduct which includes re-inspection every 4 years to ensure standards are being maintained.