The BAISC Annual Conference was held on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October 2012 at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Birmingham.
There was a pleasing attendance, with many schools bringing several delegates. Many non-member schools also joined the conference, taking part in seminars and workshops over two days.
International Students: Spanning the gulf
BAISC has found itself in the Independent Schools Magazine thanks to the efforts of its Chair, Ms Caroline Nixon.
The Independent Schools Magazine writes "Education chiefs are calling for greater recognition of the importance of specialist 'feeder' schools that help international students get to grips with studying in the UK. The British Association of International Schools and Colleges says with 35 per cent of boarders in UK independent schools now from abroad, pupils often need extra support to thrive."
To read the full article, including a section on the opening of the new International Middle School at Taunton School, please download the PDF below.
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Following the recent discussions about the benefits a feeder school or preparatory course can bring to international students’ education when transferring to the British education system, Ms Caroline Nixon’s comments have once again been taken up by a news website, Independent Executive.