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 Spring Term 2021

Date: Tuesday 26th January 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge

Our next termly meeting will be held online via Zoom on Tuesday 26th January 2021 starting at 09.30. An invitation to join the meeting and an agenda will be circulated two weeks before the event.

The topic for the CPD webinar following the meeting is: Assessment in the Context of Blended Learning.   The webinar is FREE for BAISIS members. (Non-members are also welcome to attend for a fee). For details of the webinar and to register your place please see Training & Events below.

 

Training & events

Assessment in the Context of Blended Learning

Dates: January 26 2021 12.00 – 13.00
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS members free  / BSA members £60 for first participant plus £15 for each additional participant / Non-member £100
Audience: All teaching staff

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Flipped Learning in the Context of Online Learning

Dates: February 22 2021, 11:30 – 13:30
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £80 / BSA member £100 / Non-member £200
Audience: All teaching staff

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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 / 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 / Non-member £200
Audience: Heads of EAL and EAL teachers
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Practical Strategies for Teaching Humanities to International Pupils in the Mainstream Classroom

Dates: May 07 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £125 / BSA member £150 / non-member £170
Audience: Heads of Humanities and Humanities teachers

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

Dates: May 21 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £125 / BSA member £150 / Non-member £170
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 £135  / Non-member £250
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 17-18 2021
Location: LILA, New Barratt House, 47 North John St, Liverpool L2 6SG
Cost: Member £300 / Non-member £400. (cost does not include overnight accommodation or dinner 17 June)
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.