Educational Guardianship – What Is A Host Family?
Educational guardianships is a required step for families wishing to send their children to study in the UK while they live outside of the country. But this is more than a question of paperwork, a good guardian is there to provide your child with the support they require. Part of this is finding a host family, but what does that mean?
Host families play an important role in supporting children attending boarding school in the UK while their parents live in a different country. Their most essential role is to provide a place for your child to stay when they are not at boarding school. This will be during half term or off weekends. The host family are not the guardians of your children; their names will not be on the paperwork, but they are arranged through an education guardian and play a supportive role. But, they are obviously much more than a place to stay. Host families are usually carefully chosen by guardians to make sure that they provide emotional and academic support for your child. They should also be monitored throughout the duration by the guardianship agency. Often children form quite an emotional bond with, what is essentially their family while they are staying in the UK. They can go on trips together, take outings to the cinema, to the beach or to go shopping. This is of course a fantastic opportunity for your child to practice their language skills and to gain a real insight into British culture. So it is important that you find guardianships that provide good host families.
We find the best host family to suit your child at Academic Guardians UK. We then provide a regular monitoring service to make sure everything is going well and that your child is settling in perfectly. If you want to know more about our educational guardianship services, please go to our website.
Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.
Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College
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
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
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
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
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
I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.
Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School