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6th March 2017

Yasemin will be presenting 'Why Guardianship Matters' at the BAISIS Conference in Birmingham on Friday 10th March 2017.  She will be available all day if anyone has any queries about guardianship.

The British Association of Independent Schools with International Students (BAISIS) www.http://baisis.org.uk exists to promote best practice in academic and pastoral provision for international students at UK independent schools and colleges and to represent the interests of its members at the national level.

Members are drawn from independent schools, study centres and colleges. Originally founded in 1997 by Bedford, Rossall, Sherborne and Taunton Schools, membership has grown steadily and today the association is an influential organisation which occupies, and speaks for, an important niche sector in international education. BAISIS exists to provide help in the form of training, development and mutual support to its members and for quality assurance purposes. This is achieved through regular meetings, training from inside and outside the Association and through a bespoke annual conference. All member institutions provide a supportive pastoral framework and quality academic environment for international students. BAISIS also represents the interests of schools and colleges with international students in the UK at the national level, through its membership of the All Party Parliamentary Group on International Education, the British Council International Education Advisory Group and its partnerships with other organisations.

2nd February 2017

LVS Ascot just joined AEGIS.  We greatly appreciate the support from our member schools and guardianship organisations. LVS Ascot is an all-ability, independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18 years based in Ascot, Berkshire.

6th February 2017

Charterhouse has just joined AEGIS. The School, situated in Godalming, Surrey, has around 800 pupils, almost all of whom are boarders.  

We greatly appreciate our members' support, thank you!

24 January 2017

The AEGIS January 2017 Newsletter is out now! Click on the link below.


23rd January 2017

Congratulations to Alpha Guardians for gaining full AEGIS accreditation. Alpha Guardians is based in Suffolk and pride themselves in providing a quality personal local service to students in the area.

3rd January 2017

Happy New Year!  And welcome to Oxford Guardiansour newest Guardianship Organisation member to gain full accreditation. Oxford Guardians is a small company set up in 2010 to support the needs of children and young people studying in the UK in the specific areas of welfare, education and personal development.

AEGIS continues to re-inspect member Guardianship Organisations to ensure safeguarding levels and requirements are met.  Recently Quest Guardians and Guardians UK both successfully gained re-accreditation.  Congratulations to them both!  Quest Guardians is family‚Äźrun business, founded in 1993. Guardians UK is a small Guardianship priding themselves on the service they offer.  

Many more AEGIS inspections are underway. Safeguarding children is our main focus!

13th December 2016


AEGIS is looking for experienced ISI-trained inspectors for Reporting and Supporting inspector roles.  For full details please see descriptions attached above or follow the link to SCR Education Jobsite.


6th December 2016


We are pleased to offer our members Safeguarding Training with Ann Marie Christian, a child protection practitioner with over 20 years of experience and highly recommended by BSA. Multi-agency Local Safeguarding Children Board trainer, Local Authority Designated Officer, Social Work manager, Early Years manager and school improvement advisor are just a few of her roles over the last decade. The training is NSPCC accredited and Ann Marie is a Department for Education Accredited Trainer www.annmariechristian.com. The training will be tailored to the needs of Guardianship Organisation staff.

Safeguarding Training Date and Venue:

Monday 27th February 2017 – LONDON
ISC First Floor, 27 Queen Anne’s Gate, London, SW1H 9BU
09.45 registration, 10.00 – 16.30
Limited numbers, 15 maximum
Tea, coffee and sandwich lunch provided
£220 plus VAT

Another date for your diary is the AEGIS AGM:

AEGIS Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 5th April 2017
Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA
AGM 12.00 – 13.30
Sandwich buffet lunch 13.30 – 14.30
£15 plus VAT

And of course not forgetting the AEGIS Conference:
Thursday 23rd March 2017
Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA
09.15 Registration, 09.45 – 16.30

Please contact Elaine for details elaine@aegisuk.net


1st December 2016

British Guardianship Ltd recently gained full AEGIS accreditation.  Congratulations to them and welcome to AEGIS!  British Guardianship Ltd has years of experience in the international education industry and understands the needs and concerns of students and their parents.


We are delighted to announce details of our conference, to be held on Thursday 23 March 2017 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London.  Speakers include:

Marilyn Hawes, founder of charity Enough Abuse UK - Spot Grooming Stop Child Abuse;

Mark Taylor, Director of the Taylor Partnership - UKVI and Tier 4;

Nicola Lutz, Director of StudyTravel Magazine - Working with Agents;

Louise Tickle, Freelance Journalist - Working with Journalists;

James Davies, Taylor Education - AEGIS Inspection Process Q&As

Please contact Elaine via elaine@aegisuk.net for further details.