Guardianship Package

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At Berkeley Guardians we are a family-centred guardian agency and our first priority is your son or daughter.  We believe it is vital that children arriving here in the UK are given the best opportunity to settle.

We confidently believe the education your child receives will be enhanced by the care we offer you and this can extend beyond school years into university.  Between us, we can support you with tutoring packages, UCAS support and help with choosing the right university and visits to open days as you wish. We have internship opportunities to support your child with work experience, ensuring he/she is well prepared for the application process for UCAS.

Guardianship Package Ages 8 to 18

At Berkeley Guardians we have a wealth of experience in dealing with international pupils and we have very high standards in all we undertake and dedicated staff to support them.  Berkeley Guardians was created to nurture children who come to the UK to learn and be educated, in order for them to have a positive experience and one they will treasure over the years.
 
Please see below what is included in your “Home from Home” package
  • 24/7 emergency support – eg cancelled flights, suspension from school, illness or other need
  • Initial meeting on arrival (or as soon as practically possible) to give support and practical information – pupil handbook and map of area etc.
  • Personal meet and greet at airport and return to airport
  • Travel arrangements start/end terms to homestay or airport
  • Registering your child with GP and Dentist on arrival and attending appointments as required.
  • Attending hospital, GP appointments etc as required
  • Regular email and phone contact with child
  • Providing official documents required by schools and authorities
  • Visits to pupils at school and homestays (4 per academic year)
  • English “Afternoon Tea” with guardian providing an opportunity for discussion about homestay and school issues
  • Opening bank account and supporting mobile phone account
  • Support should there be an unexpected issue at school – and if necessary place him/her in emergency accommodation (cost of homestay an extra cost)
  • Should an unexpected issue arise at home – we will be there to support you and your child and if necessary will visit the school on your behalf
  • Should your child be taken ill then we will liaise with the school and either find a homestay placement urgently or attend the hospital should this be necessary
  • Organise homestays for weekends, exeats and holidays – all homestays fully inspected regularly and all families safeguarding trained
  • Attendance at parents’ evening and follow up summary report (in English) to parents
  • Termly meeting with housemaster/mistress with pastoral report to parents​
  • Support with UCAS applications - including advice on university choice/help on personal statements, completion of application form and arrangements for Open Day visits as required
  • Purchasing school uniform, shoes or other needs
  • Guidance for scholarship applications in present school
  • Guidance and advice on choosing A level subjects (GCSE if required)

Optional Extras

  • Translating summary reports into home language
  • Arranging accommodation and transportation for parents’ visit including (if required) school visit (not including transport and accommodation costs)
  • Member of the Agency team to meet parents at airport and accompanying them on the visit as required
  • Providing a translator to accompany you when visiting the UK or the school where your child is boarding
  • Help and support in finding an alternative school where necessary
  • Academic Tutoring in all subjects and at all levels
  • Chauffeur-driven collection/drop off arrangement
  • Internship opportunities with local companies
  • Shopping trip: Chauffeur trip to London (Harrods, Harvey Nichols, etc.) for the day including car, driver, Guardian to accompany depending on age.
  • Chauffeur-driven collection/drop off arrangement for parents
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