Guardians & Host Families
Sending your child to a boarding school in the UK can be a daunting prospect. The Organisers Schools & Education division has a wealth of experience in making the process a simple one for both parents and children.
In accordance with English law, all British boarding schools will insist a guardian is appointed to look after your child’s interests while they are studying the UK. It is important the guardian is well matched to your child and understands both your child’s needs and the level of support you want from them. Some parents ask their child’s guardian to visit the school once a term and attend meetings with teachers. Others expect very little involvement except in the case of emergencies like illness or exclusion from school.
Over the years, we have fostered close links with the most reputable and trusted guardian agencies in the UK. Our experts are able to help with everything from drawing up a short-list of suitable guardians and meeting them in advance for you to providing back-up in case the guardian is not able to act as quickly as you would like.
Our team are on call 24 hours a day and we make it our business to understand exactly what you would like to happen in any given situation. That, combined with many years spent guiding our own children, means you can relax. It’s the next best thing to being with your child yourself. Your child may also need a host family to stay with when they have a free weekend, the school is closed or during holidays when it is not possible for them to travel to be with you.
We can visit your child while they are with their host family to ensure they are settled, just as you would if you were there. We make your child’s security and happiness our priority at all times and if they aren’t settling in, we will work closely with you to move them to a family with a better personality or cultural match.
Often, our clients need help over and above what a guardian or host family can offer and they ask us to step in. Our concierge team is able to arrange birthday parties, days out, shopping trips, travel bookings, visas and etiquette lessons. We’ll make sure they have the correct type of sports shoe, get their cell phone or computer up and running and monitor their spending.
Happy children make happy students and our team consider no task too small if it affects your child’s ability to achieve their full academic potential.
Call +44 (0)20 7078 7554 or contact us to talk to one of The Organisers®.