About us

The British Association of Independent Schools with International Students defines and shares best practice in academic and pastoral provision for international students in British independent schools.

Value of membership:
  • As part of the Boarding Schools’ Association Group, BAISIS’s expertise in academic and pastoral provision for international students in the UK is supported by the reputation, strength and passion of BSA Group
  • A meaningful network with professionals in the field of international education in the UK
  • Sharing best practice on academic and pastoral matters regarding international students
  • A comprehensive, certificated programme of training and development courses specifically tailored to the needs of staff working with international students, accredited by the BSA
  • Regular webinars on academic and pastoral support of international students
  • Annual conference at reduced rates for members
  • Termly meetings followed by free CPD sessions

Schools Membership fee: £590 per annum (50% reduction for BSA Members)

  • Information sharing networks between staff in member schools
  • Mentoring and development support for those with new international programmes
  • A listing on the BAISIS website and use of the BAISIS logo as a recognised marque of commitment to quality academic and pastoral provision for international students
  • Free use of approved agents, guardians and pre-sessional agreements
  • Sharing market and agent knowledge to help with marketing and recruitment
  • Communicating updates, invitations and discounts from our partner organisations
  • Part of a lobbying group on relevant issues through membership of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Students and the British Council International Education Advisory Group

BAISIS in numbers

23
Years of service
77
Member schools
19
Supporting members
8
Partners
15
Training events per year

Executive team

Julian Baker

Julian Baker

Chairman

Julian was elected BAISIS Chairman in October 2015. He is IB Coordinator and Housemaster of the Sixth Form Boys’ House at Box Hill School, where he has worked since 2002. Julian is a member of the BSA Group Board and Executive Committee.

Elyse Conlon

Elyse Conlon

Deputy Chair

Elyse was elected BAISIS Deputy Chairman in May 2019 with special responsibility for creating and delivering our CPD. She is Head of EAL at Moreton Hall.

Mark Jeynes

Mark Jeynes

Executive Committee Member

Mark was elected to the BAISIS Executive Committee in October 2015. He is a Director of
Bishopstrow College and Padworth College.

Caroline Nixon

Caroline Nixon

Director BAISIS

Caroline was BAISIS Chairman until October 2015 and then General Secretary until 2020. She is now Director BAISIS and International Director BSA. As Caroline Nixon Education Ltd., she helps independent schools to access international opportunities.

Sue Harris

Sue Harris

Executive Officer

Sue has been BAISIS Executive Officer since 2013 and also organises the BAISIS conference in conjunction with the BSA. Sue also works as an ELT consultant.

Become a member school, supporting member or partner.

Together, we can define and share best practice in academic and pastoral provision for international students in British independent schools.