|Guardianship Service International Students||Guardianship Service European and College Students|
|Minimum number of student visits during your child’s first term|
We visit our students twice formally during their first term at school, then once during the Spring and Summer terms, During our visits we will endeavour to meet our student’s personal tutor and boarding house staff. Following our visits we will provide parents and agents with a report about the school and our conversations with the school staff. Further visits can be arranged and regular informal visits happen throughout the school year.
|Regular student contact and assistance|
We use email, sms, WhatsApp, WeChat or phone call communication and speak regularly to our students using their preferred choice of communication. From when a student arrives in England to when they return home we enjoy an open and friendly relationship between us, our students and their school staff.
|Regular parent contact and assistance|
We use email, phone and skype communication with parents. This will include a confirming safe arrival email to parents, we are available 24/7 during term time if parents have a request or concern they would like to share with us.
|Regular host-family contact and assistance|
We communicate regularly with our families and manage all aspects of selecting, meeting, checking and ongoing support of our host families ourselves. Our close relationships with our families means we can respond quickly to both planned and unexpected student stays.
|Emergency 24-hour phone service|
Emergency cards are given to all students at our first visit, these contain all the essential contact numbers a student will need, we operate a 24 hours on call phone service during term time and half term holidays for students to help them when the unexpected happens- whatever that may be
|Host family selection carefully matched to your child|
Our host families are within easy reach of our schools or in locations students request for the half term holidays. Parents receive a full photographic description of our hosts and their homes prior to the first stay. Our families are selected and managed using the AEGIS recommended guidelines
We arrange safe and reliable transport between airports, schools and host families. All our drivers are DBS checked and hold the correct insurance. For younger students our drivers provide a check in and ‘meet and greet’ service.
|Host family security checks|
All family members age 16 years + will be enhanced DBS security checked for our students protection and we hold two references on your child’s primary carer. Annual inspections of host families and student facilities are carried out. Host families receive a comprehensive induction process including manuals, training and policies and they are encouraged to take online Child protection training if they wish.
|Day-to-day administration assistance|
Our comprehensive assistance with administration includes: Opening a bank account, purchasing a mobile phone and International SIM cards and assisting students with buying uniform and school supplies.
|Learning Support Assistance|
We arrange tutoring sessions during the short holidays, our teachers are experienced and work closely with schools to provide study support, please contact us for further details.
|School event attendance|
We will attend important school events and meetings throughout the school year and speak to school staff on behalf of parents.
|Teacher conference attendance and report|
We attend all Teacher Conferences and will send a follow up report to parents. We are able to support both parents and students by offering impartial advice and feedback. If needed, we can offer personally tailored tuition with our network of experienced teachers to help a student achieve their academic aims and ambitions.
|Follow-on school and university advice|
We can provide objective advice about next steps be it new schools or subject choices that can be taken in the Sixth Form or university advice .
|Half term Specialist Courses arrangements|
We arrange personally tailored tuition during the short holidays with a network of tutors who are qualified to teach study skills, critical thinking and a range of A Level and IB subjects. Please contact us for further details.
Termly Guardianship fees: £600 per term for International students and £450 per term for European and Independent students.
Our Guardianship services are available for a term as well as the full school year.
The service fees incur a VAT charge of 20%
The following expenses may apply to your child
Cambridge Guardian Angels will manage an expense account on behalf of your child. This will be used to cover host family accommodation, transfers and other incidental expenses your child may incur whilst in the UK.
A detailed statement will be sent out at the end of the Summer term.
A deposit of £1,000 for boarding students will be credited to your child’s expense account, this is required prior to your child’s arrival in UK.
The following charges will be made as required and will be deducted from the balance of your child’s expense account:
|Host family accommodation for boarding students during out weekends and half term:||£50 per night|
|Transfers to/from host families:||On request|
|Mileage will be paid at:||0.45p per mile|
Minor expenses will be paid to the host family when supported with receipts as per our expenses terms and conditions.
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