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School Providing Outstanding Relocation Support

This award recognises schools who provide an excellent service and significant contribution to the successful relocation of pupils and their families.

Entry is open to state, independent and international schools from any country. The school should demonstrate how it provides outstanding support to relocating pupils and their families, as well as to international students (probably boarders) electing to study outside of their native country. 

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Schools entering are likely to offer some of the following: language/native language tuition and cross-cultural support and access to relocation resources, or have strong connections with relocation professionals, have an active parent/teacher body offering a range of support, resources and social events for pupils and families.

Schools entering this category should be able to demonstrate an ethos of global mindedness and the value of cross-cultural awareness even if the percentage of relocating pupils is small. 

Holiday clubs and learning or activity camps, out of term language or specialist subject coaching all help to support relocating families and smooth the transition to a new school and location. Such initiatives might be reported.

Initiatives with relocation agents or education consultants can be described. Examples of settling in support, relocation resources, practical help with location orientation, career/job finding support for the accompanying partner and access to expatriate or family support groups can all be cited.

Entrants must explain:

  • How the admissions team supports applications from relocating families
  • The range of relocation support the school provides
  • Who relocation support is aimed at i.e. pupil, parent, employer, relocation professionals
  • In what way the school provides an excellent service and significant contribution to the successful relocation of pupils and their families, with supporting evidence
  • How the school goes the extra mile with pupils who find relocation challenging or need support to make the next move

The judges will be looking for proof of consistently high standards and excellent service – for example, parent/employer testimonials, feedback forms and/or survey results.

Subject to sufficient breadth of entries, we will subdivide this category to reward different types and size of school.

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Closing date for entries – Sunday, 31 March 2019

Who can enter?

State, independent and international schools from any country.

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