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18 May
Supporting overseas boarders- May 18, 2017
18 May 2017 10:30 - 18 May 2017 15:30


Supporting overseas boarders


Date: Thursday May 18, 2017


Why should you attend? This workshop will enable delegates to better understand the needs of overseas boarders and thereby develop their provision and support to best effect. Delegates will leave with a set of tools to help their overseas boarders and an increased understanding of the needs of this ever increasing section of our boarding community.


  • UK boarding and the overseas students overview
  • Understanding the needs of overseas students
  • What is a culture shock and how we can best deal with it?
  • A framework for supporting students
  • A model for successfully integrating students
  • Communicating with parents
  • Sharing of best practice



Phil Hardaker, Principal, Sherborne International College

Philip has extensive experience in the education of students from overseas. He has worked solely with international students from 30-40 different countries since 1979, in both boarding and academic roles as a housemaster and subsequently as Director of Studies. He has taught English language and literature, Mathematics, Biology and IT to overseas pupils, as well as being Head of Sport. He currently has an active marketing role, dealing regularly with agents and with parents in their own countries. Philip has lectured for BSA and for AEGIS, as well as providing INSET training workshops and seminars in a range of schools. He is coauthor, with Christopher Greenfield, of the BSA publication, Truly World Class (2014). He also inspects for ISI.


10:00 Registration and coffee
12:30 Lunch
15:30 Depart

£195 – Member
£235 – Non member schools



London, International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London, Greater London, W1W 5PN, United Kingdom