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Education Guardian

Education Guardian – For Security And Peace Of Mind

Education guardian providers have multiplied in number in recent years. These companies offer security when children are sent to study in the UK and, as the popularity of this option has increased, so too have the number of companies offering guardianship services. It can be difficult to know which providers are the most reliable and what benefits you can expect from one of these trusted services. Before you select an education guardian for your child, be sure to investigate the company you’re considering carefully. Knowing what to expect and how these arrangements function will be vitally important to you in the future.

What Are The Benefits Of An Education Consultant?

It’s a requirement that international students who study at independent schools in the UK must have a UK-based education guardian. It’s also recommended that all international students have this contact point available too, whether in basic or more complex packages. Naturally, parents wish to appoint the best education consultant possible for their child while they are studying in a foreign country. These students have special needs that set them apart from typical pupils. For instance, they will require access to help in emergency situations, and they’ll also need host families, assistance with transportation and academic support. Some educational consultant companies will provide all of this, allowing peace of mind for parents and children alike. It can be an intimidating experience to travel and study in another country and the best education consultants recognise this. They treat every child as an individual and there should be no attempt to offer worthless services that won’t enhance a student’s experiences in the UK. Every decision should prioritise the student’s safety and wellbeing whilst studying in the UK. In addition, knowledge of both the typical and unusual needs of pupils is vital for the relationship between an academic guardian and student to be successful.

Why Choose An Accredited AEGIS Guardianship Provider?

The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS) accredits education guardian organisations, allowing parents to choose a company with confidence. They offer accredited status to dozens of student guardianship companies, ensuring they conform to current child care legislation and follow a strict code of practice. This code includes accordance with legal guardianship rules, but also includes attending to pastoral needs and maintaining lines of emergency contact 24 hours a day for students. Choosing accredited AEGIS guardianship gives parents and pupils peace of mind. Not only does it highlight an expected level of care and attendance, it also offers grievance procedures if things go wrong. Their accreditation process is rigorous so if a company has AEGIS accreditation then they have truly earned it. It’s an important part of choosing the best guardianship company for your child. Due to Department of Education and Social Service recommendations, many private schools in the UK will only recommend accredited AEGIS organisations in order to ensure the security and safety of the child. For instance, if a pupil under the age of 16 is staying with a host family for more than 28 consecutive days then the family must be registered as a foster family with the local Social Services.

Choices With Guardianships – Boarding And Host Families

Many private schools in the UK have boarding facilities. This means that your guardianship agency will provide services that enable your child to settle into their new environment. These include transportation services, booking tickets and regular liaison with the school to ensure everything is going well. If there are no boarding facilities at the school, then a guardianship company will find an approved host family for your child close to their school. This is also the case for infrequent weekends and holidays during the academic year where they may be required to leave the school grounds. Guardianships ensure that all host families are carefully assessed for their suitability. They will be checked against the records of both the Children’s Safeguarding Authority and the Disclosure and Barring Scheme to demonstrate that the family is suitable to host your child. The location of the host family will ideally be as close to the school as possible, thereby reducing travel costs and time, and the families will have an interest in your child that stretches beyond simply offering them a room. Students will be encouraged to participate in activities with their host family, providing them with a more socially fulfilling stay in the UK.

The Differences With A University Guardian

While there are laws regulating students in the UK under the age of 18, these rules generally no longer apply when a student has attained this age. That means that university students may not have appointed student guardians. However, there are benefits for all pupils in having the security of a university guardian. For instance, they supply a point of contact for emergency situations that can be extremely valuable in a foreign country where a student may not understand or interpret situations correctly. Guardians can support medical arrangements and help deal with university suspension arrangements. In addition, it’s likely that university students will still need to utilise a host family for portions of their stay in the UK and guardianship organisations can facilitate this. They can also assist with airport transfers and other transportation issues that may be intimidating to foreign students of any age. While it’s understandable that parents wish to give older children more flexibility in their university experience, an education guardian can remove the burden of practical considerations and allow your child to focus entirely on their studies. Academic Guardians UK provide guardianship services to ensure your peace of mind when sending your child to study in the UK.

Academic Guardians UK – Providing An Education Guardian For Your Child

At Academic Guardians UK, we understand the importance of superb guardianship services. We offer a selection of packages and extras that will ensure your child’s smooth academic experience in the UK at competitive rates. Our aim is to support you and your child through what we hope will be a rewarding period of study and we pride ourselves on our levels of service and support. We’re fully AEGIS accredited so when we supply an education guardian for your family you know you’re receiving a comprehensive and trustworthy service. For more information, call on 0203 515 8880 or visit our website.

Testimonials

Dear Kelsey,
Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.

Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College

2018-01-18T16:06:16+00:00

Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College

Dear Kelsey, Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.
Good morning Dawn & Andrew
I will need to personally email and thank you and the host family that my daughters stayed with over the weekend for their kind gesture. Their thoughtfulness towards understanding the need for a girl of my daughters age to feel secured and cared for, I am not taking for granted.
It was such a relief when she told me that you had already arranged for a packed lunch and the family provided all their favourite foods.
This ones, (host family) you, certainly hand-picked ! And I thank you for that.! With many like them, there is still hope in the loss of empathy in humanity.
Have a lovely day

Patience Evans, Parent St Mary’s

2018-04-27T13:03:08+00:00

Patience Evans, Parent St Mary’s

Good morning Dawn & Andrew I will need to personally email and thank you and the host family that my daughters stayed with over the weekend for their kind gesture. Their thoughtfulness towards understanding the need for a girl of my daughters age to feel secured and cared for, I am not taking for granted. It was such a relief when she told me that you had already arranged for a packed lunch and the family provided all their favourite foods. This ones, (host family) you, certainly hand-picked ! And I thank you for that.! With many like them, there is still hope in the loss of empathy in humanity. Have a lovely day
Dear Dawn,
Thank you for your mail with Peeranut’s travel arrangements attached. Very efficient, as always.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your brilliant support throughout the year and to wish you a lovely summer.

Peter O’Donoghue, Head of Boys Boarding, Bournemouth Collegiate School

2018-04-27T13:03:53+00:00

Peter O’Donoghue, Head of Boys Boarding, Bournemouth Collegiate School

Dear Dawn, Thank you for your mail with Peeranut’s travel arrangements attached. Very efficient, as always. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your brilliant support throughout the year and to wish you a lovely summer.
Dear Dawn & team at Academic Guardians
Hope things are fine with you. Now the school is over and Sarah is now on her way home...
Therefore, I would like to say thank you for all your kindness and hospitality that has been extended to Sarah all this time. Unfortunately, I didn't attend the Speech Day this year so I didn't have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally to you. Hopefully someday somewhere an opportunity would arise for me to do so.
I wish you and the whole family a joyful summer break...and all the best for the future.
With warmest regards

Rita Tjahjadi, Parent Prior Park College, Bath

2018-04-27T13:04:39+00:00

Rita Tjahjadi, Parent Prior Park College, Bath

Dear Dawn & team at Academic Guardians Hope things are fine with you. Now the school is over and Sarah is now on her way home... Therefore, I would like to say thank you for all your kindness and hospitality that has been extended to Sarah all this time. Unfortunately, I didn't attend the Speech Day this year so I didn't have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally to you. Hopefully someday somewhere an opportunity would arise for me to do so. I wish you and the whole family a joyful summer break...and all the best for the future. With warmest regards
Dear AGUK,
Thank you kindly for the travel details that you have sent through for both Natalie and Edith for the end of this term and start of next term - you are very well organised to be this far ahead! Many thanks for clarifying and sending on details for the other girls. It certainly makes life easier when return arrangements are sent in and you are one of the few agencies that does this; much appreciated!

Helen Tomlinson, Head of Boarding, Rye St Antony School

2018-04-27T13:05:31+00:00

Helen Tomlinson, Head of Boarding, Rye St Antony School

Dear AGUK, Thank you kindly for the travel details that you have sent through for both Natalie and Edith for the end of this term and start of next term - you are very well organised to be this far ahead! Many thanks for clarifying and sending on details for the other girls. It certainly makes life easier when return arrangements are sent in and you are one of the few agencies that does this; much appreciated!
Dear Georgie
Thank you for your letter.
I have read the letter word by word, and I also told to Shaobo's mother about your letter. We are unable to express our gratitude to you with words and really appreciate your so considerate care and help to Shaobo. And now we could put our minds at ease. It is so good luck for Shaobo to meet you in UK!

Lou Jirong, Parent, Sidcot School

2018-04-27T13:06:14+00:00

Lou Jirong, Parent, Sidcot School

Dear Georgie Thank you for your letter. I have read the letter word by word, and I also told to Shaobo's mother about your letter. We are unable to express our gratitude to you with words and really appreciate your so considerate care and help to Shaobo. And now we could put our minds at ease. It is so good luck for Shaobo to meet you in UK!
Dear Academic Guardians
Thank you.
I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.

Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School

2018-01-18T16:05:55+00:00

Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School

Dear Academic Guardians Thank you. I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.