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
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 time to be confirmed. The topic for the CPD session following the meeting will be confirmed shortly. An invitation to join the meeting and an agenda will be circulated two weeks before the event.

 

Training & events

School Experiences of Blended Learning (online with face-to-face) and How to Develop its Future

Date: November 30 2020, 12.00 to 13.00
Location: Online Webinar via Zoom
Cost for first participant: BAISIS member £40 / BSA member £50 / Non-member £100 / Additional participants £10 each

Audience: All teaching staff

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A Whole-School Approach to Supporting International Pupils in Mainstream Classes

Dates: February 26 2021, repeated June 11 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £125 / BSA member £150 / Non-member £170
Audience: Heads of EAL and members of school leadership

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Practical Strategies for Teaching International Pupils in the Mainstream Classroom

Dates: March 12 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £125 / BSA member £150 / Non-member £170
Audience: All teaching staff

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Managing a Whole-School Approach to EAL

Dates: April 23 2021
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £125 / BSA member £150 / Non-member £170
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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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.