Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bright World has been a vital extra level of support to overseas parents, students and schools. We were able to help keep all students safely in the UK for the February term and then place them safely into host families and onto flights home when schools closed in March 2020.
Now the focus lies strongly on getting students back into boarding for September 2020. Bright World is liaising daily with our partner schools discussing how we can help in getting students back. We are, therefore, delighted to be part of a forward-thinking cooperation of schools and guardians called Safe Schools UK.
Having spent weeks during lockdown meeting and speaking with UK boarding schools on their plans for re-opening safely, we at Bright World feel confident and positive about students being able to return in September. Now what is very important is that the UK boarding school sector joins together and sends this positive message out collectively to show agents, parents and students their commitment to working together and planning for a safe September start.
Whilst it is impossible to eliminate risk entirely, it is possible for schools to put in procedures and policies that may help reduce the risk of transmission. Schools who have joined the #safeschools initiative confirm they will implement the BSA Covid-Safe Charter. This means that schools will:
In addition to the above, #safeschools will commit to some or all of these following additional measures to create further confidence and reassurance in their school:
Bright World can help schools and overseas parents feel even more secure when they return in September.
The first important stage is ensuring that a safe and reliable driver is waiting for them at the airport. All Bright World drivers will have signed up to our Covid-19 Code of Conduct and Policy.
Bright World has safe and secure Quarantine and Settling-In programmes available to our students should they need it.
Our host families will be ready to host students for the holidays and should schools for any reason need to close again. All our host families will have signed up to our Covid-19 policy for host families.
If you choose an AEGIS-accredited guardianship organisation such as Bright World, you can be assured of a 24/7 professional service.
Lana Foster, Managing Director and Lucy Barnwell, Director of External Relations at Rossall School talk about the Safe Schools UK initiative.
Bright World has as dedicated support plan in place to assist students return safely in September.
Read more about our programme and ask for personalised quotation and access to our unique host family selection tool.