Autumn arrivals is the largest event on the calendar for The Bright World Guardianship team, with this year the biggest since the company was founded in 2000.
Every year we welcome hundreds of overseas students, travelling from countries far and wide, with many arriving in the UK for the very first time. Some will head straight to school from the airport, whilst others will travel to stay with a host family for a day or two before the school term officially begins. Within the first week or two of their arrival, each student will be visited at school by their Bright World Buddy. Their Buddy will check how they are settling in at their new school, give them a copy of our Student Charter, and will also discuss the role they will play throughout the year.
Arrival visits make up one of the two guaranteed visits each student receives each school year. The second will usually come after a student's first host family stay, or during their first parents' evening.
Pictured is Bright World Buddy, Lisa McGowan, with new Thai student Poon Pongchababnapa and his mother, at Bromsgrove School.