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.

Annual conference

International Conference

Date: Wednesday 8th March 2023
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Full Member – £195, Affiliate Member – £295,  Non-member – £390

 

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Sacpa/BAISIS – Safeguarding international students conference

Date:  Tuesday 25th April 2023
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Full Member – £195, Affiliate Member – £295,  Non-member – £390

 

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Meetings

BAISIS Autumn Termly Meeting 2022

Date: Wednesday 12th October 2022
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge

Our next termly meeting will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 12th October 2022 starting at 10:30. An invitation to join the meeting and an agenda will be circulated two weeks before the event.

Following the meeting there will be a webinar entitled ‘Making subject specific language accessible to the EAL learner ‘ with James Copland . Details below.

 

BAISIS Spring Termly Meeting 2023

Date: Wednesday 18 January 2023
Location: Online via Zoom
Cost: Free of charge

Our next termly meeting will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday 18 January 2023 starting at 10.30am. An invitation to join the meeting and an agenda will be circulated two weeks before the event.

Following the meeting there will be a webinar entitled ‘Supporting International Students through an EDI lens’ with Ammy Davies-Potter. Details below.

 

BAISIS Summer Termly Meeting 2023

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2023
Location: Hereford Cathedral School
Cost: Free of charge

Our next termly meeting will be held at Hereford Cathedral School on Wednesday 10 May 2023 starting at 10.30am. An invitation to join the meeting and an agenda will be circulated two weeks before the event.

Following the meeting there will be a webinar entitled ‘Introducing a British Life & Institutions (BLI) course for international pupils’ with Stuart Higgins. Details below.

Training & events

International student transition and the phenomenon of third culture kids

Date: 21 September 2022
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £40 / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
Audience: Heads EAL, Boarding Staff, Medical Staff, Tutors

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International Student University Day

Date: 28 September 2022
Time: 10:30 – 16:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Free of Charge
Audience: Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 international students; Heads of Careers; HE advisors, Heads of EAL

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Homesickness

Date: 30 September 2022
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full Member – £60 / Additional Full Member – £20, Affiliate Member £90 / Additional Affiliate Member – £20, Non-member – £120
Audience: Staff who work in the boarding houses who wish to support children manage their homesickness; Nurses

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Visa and immigration conference

Date: 11 October 2022
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full Member – £195, Affiliate Member – £295,  Non-member – £390
Audience: Admissions, Marketing, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Head, Bursar, Education Guardians, Agents.

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Making subject specific language accessible to the EAL learner

Date: 12 October 2022
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member Free of charge / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
Audience: Heads EAL, Subject Specific Teaching Staff

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Working with agents: best practice recommendations

Date: 02 November 2022
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS / BSA member £100 / Non-member £200
Audience: Marketing staff, Admissions staff, SLT/SMT

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How do we deliver extra-curricular and sporting activities for our international students?

Date: 09 November 2022
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £40 / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
Audience: Heads EAL, Sports Staff, Boarding Staff, Heads Extra-Curricular, Tutors, Deputy Heads

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BSA & BAISIS webinar: Introduction to UKVI duties

Date: 21 November 2022
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS Full Member – £40 / BSA Full Member – £60 / Additional Full Member – £20, Affiliate Member £90 / Additional Affiliate Member – £30, Non-member – £120
Audience: 

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

Date: 24 November 2022
Time: 10:30 – 15:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full member – £145, Affiliate Member – £215, Non-member £290
Audience: Boarding staff, Heads of Boarding, Deputy Heads (Pastoral)

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International Student Induction

Date: 30 November 2022
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £40 / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
Audience: Heads EAL, Heads of Boarding, Deputy Heads, Tutors

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BSA Half Day Seminar – Supportive conversations

Date: 02 December 2022
Time: 13:30 – 16:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BSA Full Member – £100 / Affiliate Member £150 /  Non-member – £200
Audience: 

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Supporting International Students through an EDI lens

Date: 18 January 2023
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member Free of charge / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
Audience: Heads EAL, Deputy Heads, EDI staff, Boarding staff

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Vocabulary Development for EAL Pupils

Date: 08 February 2023
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £40 / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
Audience: Heads EAL, Subject Specific Teaching Staff

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Supporting the health of international students

Date: 19 April 2023
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS member £40 / BSA member £60 / Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
Audience: Heads EAL, Medical staff, Boarding staff

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Sacpa/BAISIS – Safeguarding international students conference

Date: 25 April 2023
Time: 09:30 – 16:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Member – £195 / Affiliate Member – £295 / Non-Member – £390
Audience: Suitable for any member of staff / particularly useful for staff in leadership roles

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Introducing a British Life & Institutions (BLI) course for international pupils

Date: 10 May 2023
Time: 12:30 – 13:30
Location: Hereford Cathedral School
Cost: BAISIS member Free of charge / BSA member £60 / BSA Member additional attendee £20 / Non-member £120
Audience: Heads EAL, Subject Specific Teaching Staff, Deputy Heads

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BSA & BAISIS Conference: Visa and immigration summer term update

Date: 22 May 2023
Time: 09:30 – 16:00
Platform: Zoom
Cost: Full Member – £195 / Additional Full Member – £100 / Affiliate Member – £295/ Additional Affiliate Member – £130 / Non-member – £30 / Full Member Whole School Rate – £450
Audience: Admissions, Marketing, Deputy Head, Head of Boarding, Head, Bursar, Education Guardians, Agents

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BSA & BAISIS – Supporting international boarders in UK boarding schools

Date: 24 May 2023
Time: 10:30 – 15:30
Platform: Zoom
Cost: BAISIS/BSA Full Member – £145 / Non-member – £290
Audience: Boarding staff, Heads of Boarding, Deputy Heads (Pastoral)

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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.