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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 and English medium schools globally.

Conferences

BSA/BAISIS conference: Visa and immigration summer term conference

Date: May 21, 2024
Time: 09:30 – 16:15
Cost: Full Member – £215, Additional Member Fee – £110,  Affiliate Member – £325, Additional Affiliate Member Fee – £140,  Non-member – £430
Audience: Admissions, Marketing, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Head, Bursar, Educational Guardians, Agents.

 

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BSA/BAISIS conference: Visa and immigration conference

Date: October 08, 2024
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Cost: Full Member – £235, Additional Member Fee – £110,  Affiliate Member – £325, Additional Affiliate Member Fee – £140,  Non-member – £430
Audience: Admissions, Marketing, SMT/SLT, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Head, Bursar, all staff involved in school sponsor duties, educational guardians, agents.

 

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2025

BSA/BAISIS conference: Supporting international students

Date: March 05, 2025
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Cost: Full Member – £235, Additional Member Fee – £110,  Affiliate Member – £325, Additional Affiliate Member Fee – £140,  Non-member – £430
Audience: Admissions, Marketing, SMT/SLT, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Head, Bursar, all staff involved in school sponsor duties, educational guardians, agents.

 

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BAISIS & SACPA conference: Safeguarding international students

Date: April 04, 2025
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Cost: Full Member – £235, Additional Member Fee – £110,  Affiliate Member – £325, Additional Affiliate Member Fee – £140,  Non-member – £430
Audience: Admissions, Marketing, SMT/SLT, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Head, Bursar, all staff involved in school sponsor duties, educational guardians, agents.

 

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BSA & BAISIS conference: Visa and immigration summer term conference

Date: May 20, 2025
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Cost: Full Member – £235, Additional Member Fee – £110,  Affiliate Member – £325, Additional Affiliate Member Fee – £140,  Non-member – £430
Audience: Boarding staff, Heads of Boarding, Deputy Head (Pastoral)

 

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Meetings

Summer Term Meeting

Date: 15 May 2024
Time: 11:15 – 12:45
Venue: Abbey College Cambridge (hybrid meeting)
Cost: BAISIS member – FOC

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Summer Term EAL/SEND

Date: 20 June 2024
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member – FOC

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Accredited Training

BSA/BAISIS Certificate in Professional Practice : Supporting International Boarders

New 2023/24 course dates added!

Date: Study Days for this Module are:

  • Study Day 1: February 28th 2024
  • Study Day 2: March 15th 2024
  • Study Day 3: April 26th 2024

Time: 10:00 – 15:30 GMT: Check local timings here – World 
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full Member – £600, Non-member – £1,200
Audience:This three day course is aimed at any member of staff  that wishes to improve their academic and pastoral support for international boarders.

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BSA/BAISIS Certificate in Professional Practice : Supporting International Boarders

New 2024/25 course dates added!

Audience:  This three day course is aimed at any member of staff  that wishes to improve their academic and pastoral support for international boarders.

Study Days for this Module are:

  • Study Day 1: February 27th 2025
  • Study Day 2: March 21st 2025
  • Study Day 3: May 2nd 2025

Timings: 10:00 – 15:30 GMT: Check local timings here – World 

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Training & events

Summer Term

Assessment and tracking of EAL learners

Date: 15 May 2024
Time: 13:45 – 14:45
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £50  / BSA member £65 / Member additional attendee £20  / Non-member £120

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BSA & BAISIS day seminar: Supporting international boarders in UK boarding schools

Date: 17 May 2024
Time: 10:30 – 15:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full member – £155, Affiliate Member – £230, Non-member – £310

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Improving Reading Skills for EAL Learners

Date: 07 June 2024
Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £50  / BSA member £65 / Member additional attendee £20  / Non-member £120

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BAISIS & BSA webinar: The boarding environment – helping international pupils make the most of their time in boarding

Date: 13 June 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £50  / BSA member £65 / Member additional attendee £20  / Non-member £120

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Supporting new staff – preparing staff induction around your international community

Date: 17 June 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £50  / BSA member £65 / Member additional attendee £20  / Non-member £120

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Helping international pupils stay healthy – cultural variations in diet and fitness expectations

Date: 19 June 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £50  / BSA member £65 / Member additional attendee £20  / Non-member £120

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Supporting international students through an EDI lens

Date: 28 June 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £50  / BSA member £65 / Member additional attendee £20  / Non-member £120

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Vocabulary acquisitions in all lessons

Date: 03 July 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £50  / BSA member £65 / Member additional attendee £20  / Non-member £120

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Autumn Term

Providing a soft landing: promoting positive transitions for international students

Date: September 18, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Supporting international pupils with mental health issues

Date: September 25, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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International student information checks and due diligence

Date: September 26, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Updating your school EAL policy

Date: October 03, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Multilingualism in your school – best practice

Date: October 09, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Cultural considerations box set: China and Hong Kong

Date: October 16, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS members box set – £225 / BAISIS member individual session – £55 / BSA members box set – £335 / BSA member individual session – £75 / Member additional attendee – £25 / Non-member box set – £670 /Non-member individual session – £110

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BSA & BAISIS 1/2 day seminar: Working with agents – best practice recommendations

Date: November 06, 2024
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full member – £135, Affiliate Member – £170, Non-member – £270

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Cultural considerations box set: Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and North and South Korea

Date: November 13, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS members box set – £225 / BAISIS member individual session – £55 / BSA members box set – £335 / BSA member individual session – £75 / Member additional attendee – £25 / Non-member box set – £670 /Non-member individual session – £110

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Supporting international students through an EDI lens

Date: November 21, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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BSA & BAISIS day seminar: Supporting international boarders in UK boarding schools

Date: November 26, 2024
Time: 10:30 – 15:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full member – £175, Affiliate Member – £250, Non-member – £350

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Assessment and tracking of EAL learners

Date: November 27, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Supporting international students with additional needs

Date: December 04, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Cultural considerations box set: North and South America

Date: December 05, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS members box set – £225 / BAISIS member individual session – £55 / BSA members box set – £335 / BSA member individual session – £75 / Member additional attendee – £25 / Non-member box set – £670 /Non-member individual session – £110

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Spring Term

School systems to help new arrivals fit in throughout the year

Date: January 10, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Safeguarding considerations for EAL students

Date: January 15, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Cultural considerations box set: Europe

Date: January 22, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS members box set – £225 / BAISIS member individual session – £55 / BSA members box set – £335 / BSA member individual session – £75 / Member additional attendee – £25 / Non-member box set – £670 /Non-member individual session – £110

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BAISIS & BSA – Marketing considerations for international families

Date: January 29, 2025
Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Encouraging cultural curiosity

Date: February 05, 2025
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full member – £135, Affiliate Member – £170, Non-member – £270

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Cultural considerations box set: Africa

Date: February 12, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS members box set – £225 / BAISIS member individual session – £55 / BSA members box set – £335 / BSA member individual session – £75 / Member additional attendee – £25 / Non-member box set – £670 /Non-member individual session – £110

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Global citizenship – preparing international students for life after school

Date: February 26, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Supporting stress management

Date: March 19, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Feedback on agents survey and marketing implications

Date: March 26, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Top tips for pre-arrival engagement with international families

Date: April 09, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Summer Term

Preparing staff induction and training into an international community

Date: May 14, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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BSA & BAISIS day seminar: Supporting international boarders in UK boarding schools

Date: May 16, 2025
Time: 10:30 – 15:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full member – £175, Affiliate Member – £250, Non-member – £350

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International transition: preparing future students for their next major transition

Date: May 22, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Supporting students with the IB

Date: June 11, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Implementing a successful induction of international students

Date: June 18, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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Crisis management within an international community

Date: June 25, 2025
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £55  / BSA member £75 / Member additional attendee £25  / Non-member £110

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BAISIS & SACPA ½ day training: Safeguarding considerations for summer school teams

Date: July 04, 2025
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full member – £135, Affiliate Member – £170, Non-member – £270

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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.