In a bid to highlight and support the needs of international students studying in the UK, the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) and the British Association of Independent Schools with International Students (BAISIS) have announced a new collaboration.
Representing more than 600 boarding schools around the globe, the BSA works in fields including professional development, government relations, communications, media, publications, conferences and events.
The organisation’s chief executive, Robin Fletcher, said: “BSA and our members are passionate about delivering the best quality pastoral care for more than 75,000 boarders at over 500 schools in the UK, including around 30,000 overseas students.
“Our partnership with BAISIS will enable our schools to better support international students in our schools.”
BSA’s new partner was established in 1997. It looks to help international students assimilate in UK boarding schools in three key areas – academically, pastorally and culturally – via training and development courses for teachers and managers.
“I am delighted our partnership will allow both BAISIS and BSA to support more teachers and other staff looking to understand better the needs of international students,” said BAISIS’ general secretary, Caroline Nixon.