Partner & Family Support

Partners’ careers, childcare and education are key concerns for many relocating families. Current demographic trends mean that some must also take into account the welfare of parents, or other elderly relatives, when considering relocation.

Without adequate partner and family support, employees may refuse the move, or the relocation may fail. This section brings together news, features and practical advice on the full range of employee family support topics.

Partner Careers

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Thank you to all schools for leading the way

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Great International Education & Schools Fair in November.
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Secret of a successful international assignment: transition care done well

Transition care done well is the secret of successful international assignment.
Discover what the best schools are doing to ensure children and their parents settle well and thrive in the new community.
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Preparing for the new term and a new location: education and family focus webinar

The benefits of a bilingual education, securing a school place during lockdown, and how schools, education consultants and destination service providers are working hard and thinking differently to best support relocating families during the Covid crisis were key topics in this reassuring webinar.

Childcare

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How does a tech-savvy School resolve ‘the social dilemma’?

This year’s must-see documentary is ​The Social Dilemma​ on Netflix, which highlights the downsides of social media in terms of adolescent mental health, political polarisation, and consumer manipulation. It’s a terrifying behind-the-scenes expose, told through the eyes of those who helped to create the technology, and were initially so optimistic about its power to change the world for good.
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Increasing pressures on young children… and the solution

Lacy Chapman, Head of Lower School at ACS Cobham International School takes a look at the increasing strains on primary school children and examines some of the potential solutions.
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New data on shared parental leave suggests more to be done: CIPD

A year after the introduction of shared parental leave (SPL), new CIPD research concludes employers and government could do much more to encourage take up and support working parents.
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