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Top tips for pre-arrival engagement with international families

  • Date: April 09, 2025
  • Time: 12:30 – 13:30
  • Cost: BAISIS member – £55, BSA member – £75, Member additional attendee – £25, Non-member – £110
  • Audience: Admissions, pastoral/boarding staff, Deputy Head Pastoral, International Student Coordinator, SLT/SMT
  • Platform: Zoom (online)

Course Outline:

Induction and integration doesn’t have to wait until your students are on site! This webinar will delve into essential strategies to meet sponsor requirements and begin creating a caring relationship with new international students, and their families. Join this webinar to enhance your skills and school’s welcome to contribute to the successful integration of international students.

Training topics will include:

  • Creating a warm welcome: personalised welcome materials, induction programmes to ease transition, fostering a sense of belonging
  • Understanding your sponsor requirements: ensuring compliance with UKVI, establishing effective communication, collating necessary information
  • Effective communication strategies: methods of communication, establishing boundaries, providing language support
  • Pastoral essentials: identifying emotional and social needs, introducing the pastoral care system, providing meaningful induction.

Learning outcomes:

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive school environment before arrival
  • Strengthen communication channels to foster collaboration and increase understanding of language and cultural limitations/variations
  • Enhance sponsor and pastoral practices to support the wellbeing of international students whilst demonstrating a culture of compliance and understanding of the UKVI system.