Training & events

Throughout the year we and trusted partners host a number of events designed to share best practice in academic and pastoral provision for international students in British independent schools.

Annual conference

BSA / BAISIS International Conference

Supporting International Students in British Independent Schools

Dates: Thursday 11 March 2021
Virtual Conference Platform: Zoom

Fees:

Member (BSA/BAISIS/SACPA) virtual conference £185
Additional representative £90
Non-member virtual conference £350
We are pleased to invite all staff working to support international students in British independent schools, from recruitment to ‘graduation’: marketing, admissions, EAL provision, Guardians, Agents and members of SLT/SMT. This one-day event will bring together the pastoral, academic and recruitment elements of ensuring our international students, and their families, feel supported and valued.

The day will include sessions for all staff members:

In the classroom

  • Translanguaging
  • EAL hybrid delivery
  • The effect of COVID-19 on technology use in schools; from marketing to the classroom and boarding house

Recruitment to the UK

  • The outlook for international student marketing
  • New emerging markets
  • Immigration in 2021
  • Digital trends and tips for education marketing

Pastoral

  • Mental health considerations for international students
  • Cultural diversity awareness

For further information please contact us.

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Next meeting

BAISIS Meeting Summer Term 2021

Date: Wednesday 05 May 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge

Our next termly meeting will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 05 May 2021 starting at 09.30. An invitation to join the meeting and an agenda will be circulated two weeks before the event.

Following the meeting there will be an opportunity to join a forum with a group of Russell Group universities to explore how we can work together to best support international students as they move from secondary to higher education. For details see Training & Events calendar below

 

Training & events

Practical Strategies for Teaching International Pupils in the Online Classroom

Dates: March 12 2021, 11:30 – 13:30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £80 / BSA member £100 / each additional participant £25

Non-member £200
Audience: All teaching staff

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Different Models of Assessment in Online Learning

Dates: April 23 2021, 11:30 – 13:30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £80 / BSA member £100 / each additional participant £25
Non-member £200
Audience: Heads of EAL and EAL teachers
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BAISIS & UK Education Guide Online Forum for Schools and Russell Group Universities

Dates: May 05 2021, 11:30 – 13:30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free to all participants
Audience: School Careers Counsellors / HE Advisers, Heads of EAL, Directors of Studies
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Practical Strategies for Teaching Humanities to International Pupils in the Online Classroom

Dates: May 07 2021 11.30 to 13.30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £80 / BSA member £100 / each additional participant £25 / non-member £200
Audience: Heads of Humanities and Humanities teachers

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Practical Strategies for Teaching Science Subjects to International Pupils in the Online Classroom

Dates: May 21 2021 11.30 to 13.30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £80 / BSA member £100 / each additional participant £25 / Non-member £200
Audience: Heads of Science and Science teachers

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Sacpa / BAISIS joint virtual day seminar: safeguarding international pupils

Dates: June 16 2021 10.30 to 15.30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Member £185  / Non-member £370
Audience: All staff with safeguarding responsibilities for international pupils

 

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Meeting the Needs of International Pupils in the Mainstream Classroom: a practical guide for teachers

Dates: June 18 2021, Day Seminar
Location: online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS Member £125 / BSA member £150 / Non-member £270
Audience: Teachers of EAL, Heads of EAL, mainstream STEM and Humanities subject teachers

 

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Partner events

The Boarding Schools Association offers a comprehensive programme of webinars and virtual day seminars to support pastoral staff in boarding schools.

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