AEGIS is lucky to have a board of Trustees with a wealth of educational experience from school, guardianship and safeguarding backgrounds. This expertise helps to ensure that AEGIS not only meets its charitable aims, but understands the needs of both school and guardianship members in supporting international students.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of two new Trustees from our member schools, and we are looking forward to their input and school perspectives.
Gemma Kilby, Head of Admissions & International Registrar at Felsted School
Prior to working for Felsted, Gemma was an EAL teacher and taught in China for two years, bringing an exciting cultural understanding to the Admissions Office at Felsted. Following her past experience in teaching overseas, Gemma has a passion for the promotion of internationalism in education, along with a desire to promote the benefits that boarding at school can bring for both UK and overseas students.
“I’m so delighted to become an AEGIS trustee and look forward to working with AEGIS more closely. AEGIS has always been very supportive of the work we have carried out at Felsted around our guardianship policies and I hope to give something back to the organisation. We are entering a period where guardianship will be at the top of schools’ agendas and I’m keen to use my experience, alongside the knowledge of all those at AEGIS, to help them keep their overseas pupils safe.”
Founded in 1564, Felsted offers children aged four to eighteen a first-class, all-round education, based on a safe, rural village campus in North Essex, between London and Cambridge. With 20% of our Senior School from overseas, Felsted has over 30 different home countries represented, with all of our pupils contributing to the strong sense of globalism promoted by the school. Felsted provides international opportunities for all pupils through a number of routes, including the Round Square organisation and the International Baccalaureate. https://www.felsted.org
Jo York, Head of Admissions at Stamford Endowed Schools
Prior to joining Stamford, Jo worked for 4 years at an AEGIS accredited guardianship company. During her time in guardianship, Jo worked with students predominantly from Mainland China. As part of her guardianship role, she visited a vast number of schools across the UK, offering a wide range of programmes and provision to their students.
“I am thrilled to have been offered the position of AEGIS Trustee. I believe that AEGIS is essential due to the lack of statutory regulation in this area. The work AEGIS does is vital in protecting the health and wellbeing of international students in independent education in the UK.”
Located in the heart of the Midlands, the Stamford Endowed Schools educate girls and boys aged 2 to 18, both day and boarding. Our small and diverse international boarding community is comprised of 12 nationalities, ranging from Years 7 to 13. Our boarders are surrounded by friendly and helpful boarding, academic and support staff, as well as a strong full UK boarding community. https://www.stamfordschools.org.uk
We thank all our Trustees for their commitment and contribution to AEGIS!