All good boarding schools and colleges in the UK insist on international students, whatever their age, having a guardian.
A guardian represents a student’s parents by caring for the child independently of the school or college, doing everything that a parent would do if they were in the UK. Help with travel to and from the school, checking that the child is happy and settled, talking to teachers and house staff, going to the school parents’ meetings, sports matches or plays, offering a happy and safe home if the child has to leave school for any reason: the guardian is there to help that individual child just like a caring parent.
Having a responsible adult separate from the school, to ensure that students are happy and progressing academically, is crucial for the best possible educational experience.
This is particularly important for teenagers who are experiencing pressure from significant exams, as well as exploring their own independence more than ever before.
Regent Guardians provides parents with the reassurance and communication they need to know their child is safe and doing well.
Regent Guardians cares for your child as if they were our own. We act as the bridge between parents and school: liaising with both, caring for students, and making practical arrangements, all of which enable your child to thrive.
By spending time getting to know your child, meeting up with them regularly and maintaining contact with them, we respond quickly and effectively to their needs, to your requests, to the school and in support of our Host Families.
Regent Guardians staff always act professionally to support all our stakeholders and foster genuine friendships with those in our care.
AEGIS (Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) inspects and offers accreditation to guardianship organisations who provide the highest levels of care and support to students, parents, agents and schools. Regent Guardians successful inspection provides you with peace of mind that we can safely look after your child throughout their education in the UK.
Full Gold Standard Accreditation is the most prestigious accolade that a guardianship agency can hold and is recognised as the benchmark for the highest standards of safeguarding and care in the guardianship of international students.
“Regent Guardians is a new guardian organisation set up by a Director with extensive experience in the sector, particularly with overseas students both in the UK and abroad. It has been set up in a meticulous way and all the systems and paperwork indicate that it is well placed to provide an excellent service to the students it works with.”
“Regent Guardians are doing an excellent job; close relationships are clearly forged with students, colleges, parents and host families and the personal touch is evident.”
AEGIS Report April 2020 – Read the full report here
The Boarding Schools Association (BSA) and our member schools are looking to work with the best educational guardians and our Certiﬁed Guardian Scheme is an assurance of professional quality.
The BSA Certified Guardian Scheme provides assurance to BSA boarding schools that they are dealing with educational guardians who have the highest standards in safeguarding of children, safer recruitment and training of staﬀ and host families, and careful liaison with parents and schools. The scheme is a clear demonstration to BSA boarding schools of the quality and intention of the educational guardians who reach certiﬁed status.
“I am delighted that Regent Guardians is one of the first 3 Guardian agencies to secure certification under this new Certified Guardians Scheme.” Helen Collier (Director Regent Guardians)
“I know that colleagues who work with Connexcel, Cotswold Guardians and Regent Guardians will agree that they are all excellent and worthy recipients of the very first few places on the scheme. Congratulations to all three and welcome to the BSA family!” Robin Fletcher (BSA CEO)
We cannot thank you enough for being there for our daughter and attending parents evenings, giving us constant updates on her wellbeing and school life, as well as supporting her through any difficulties that she may face. We are confident that she is in good hands and we are very grateful to have someone care for her when she is so far away from home, knowing that she is safe through our constant communication with you helps us relax a little bit!
Helen is a really kind guardian who is patient and willing to help you in all kinds of aspect of life like arranging drivers for me and helping with my English.