We are delighted to announce the accreditation of our first Scottish Guardianship Organisation, Academic Families, based in Edinburgh. Academic Families provide guardianship to students attending schools throughout Scotland and England, and have host families throughout the UK. Congratulations to Academic Families for gaining full AEGIS accreditation!
Congratulations to UKGuardianship for gaining full AEGIS accreditation! UKGuardianship's head office is based in Middlesex but they provide guardianship services across the whole of the UK.
Alison Blythe, Chair of the AEGIS Trustees, will be attending the first Conference for Boarding Schools in Ireland on Wednesday 16th November 2016 to talk about the importance of good guardianship. The conference will be held at the Maldron Hotel, Dublin Airport. Please contact Patrick Toland for further details firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome and CONGRATULATIONS to UK Guardians for gaining full AEGIS accreditation! Based in Christchurch, Dorset, UK Guardians are experts in student support with over 15 years’ experience within the UK education system.
It's Private Fostering Week!
Private fostering is when a child or young person under 16 years old (or 18 if they have a disability) is looked after for 28 days or more by someone who is not a close relative, legal guardian or person with parental responsibility. Close relatives include parents, step-parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents.
Some host families may therefore be class a Private Foster Carers and the Local Authority must be notified of care arrangements.
St Edward's School, Cheltenham just join AEGIS. Thank you for your support! St Edward's School and St Edward's Preparatory School welcome boys and girls from 1 - 18 years. Situated on two sites, approximately five minutes from each other, and enjoying over 45 acres of wonderful grounds, both Schools share a commitment to excellence in academic study and the provision of outstanding pastoral care.
City of London School for Girls is our newest school member and we are delighted to have them support our work. City of London School for Girls is a non-denominational, independent day school, for girls aged 7 to 18, based in the London Square Mile.
Welcome to Headington School, Oxford, who recently joined AEGIS. Headington is an outstanding day and boarding school in the heart of Oxford for girls aged 3 to 18. Thank you for your support! If your school would like to join AEGIS, please contact email@example.com for details.
We are very pleased to welcome Adam Lubbock - Director of Boarding, Woodbridge School - to the board of Trustees. Adam has been involved with boarding for 10 years at Woodbridge School and combined this with his teaching role as Head of Boys PE and Games. Adam has taken a keen interest in guardianship and is looking forward to being involved as a trustee.
The AEGIS AGM took place on Wednesday 20th April at the Royal Overseas League, London. It was well attended by our members, with Trustees present. An Open Forum was held after lunch where members could pose questions and put forward ideas for the future. During the AGM, presentations were made to Danice Iles and Eric Needham in recognition of their support, service, advice and dedication to AEGIS over many years. The Chair's Speech can be found above.