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School systems to help new arrivals fit in throughout the year

  • Date: April 29, 2024
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:30
  • Cost: BAISIS member – £50, BSA member – £65, BSA Member additional attendee – £30, BAISIS Member additional attendee – £20, Non-member – £130
  • Audience: SLT/SMT, Head of Boarding, pastoral team, Wellbeing Lead, Activities Coordinators
  • Platform: Zoom (online) – webinar

Content overview:

We want anyone joining our schools to feel welcomed, valued and included, irrespective of how long they are joining us for, or at what point in the year they join. In this informative webinar, we will explore the challenges faced by students arriving in our schools outside the traditional start of year intake and provide effective strategies and systems to ensure a seamless integration of new arrivals throughout the year.

Training topics will include:

  • Understanding the needs of new arrivals and the adjustments required
  • Establishing a welcoming environment
  • Personalising transition support
  • Providing academic and pastoral integration strategies
  • Developing resilience and wellbeing.

Learning outcomes:

  • Insights into the specific challenges faced by students who join mid-year, and for a short-term placement
  • Practical strategies to create a welcoming, inclusive and personal integration plan
  • Effective strategies to help students ‘catch up’ academically and socially.



Bill Prior

Bill is founding Joint Principal at King’s International College in Canterbury. He has worked in China, Scotland, England and Germany in school management, development, teaching and qualifications. He has a First in Chinese from the University of Oxford, trained as a teacher at Edinburgh University and later returned to Oxford to complete a Masters in Education. He is a Scot and speaks fluent Mandarin and German.