For pupils from overseas, it is a strict requirement to have an education guardian (different to Legal guardian) who will assume parental responsibility for the child and who may in certain circumstances act in loco parentis.
At Oxford Education Enterprises, we appoint professional, safe and trusted Guardians who will support your child and act with their best interests at heart. Our Guardians have the necessary resources to ensure your child's safety and successful integration in their new environment.
We know that being away from home can be a difficult and sometimes stressful time for students and our goal is to ensure they always have someone by their side who they can rely on.
Having a child away from home can also be a difficult time for parents. With an appointed educational guardian, we hope to ease your anxiety by assuring you that your child is safe and taken care of.
An educational guardian will become the school's main point of contact and keep you updated of any news and developments. The guardian is also available 24/7 in case of emergencies.
One of the main duties of your child's guardian is to monitor their welfare and academic progress. Depending on the level of involvement that the parents require, the Guardian can additionally undertake a role of an Academic Mentor.
In addition to academic supervision, a guardian also oversees the child's wellbeing. They can organise medical visits, make necessary purchases on the child's behalf, organise cultural activities and much more.
For complete peace of mind, we can also make all necessary arrangements for your child's travels. Whether it's flying back home, visiting schools or universities, or helping the parents visit the child at their school.
Academic Mentorship is an exclusive service which provides close monitoring of the pupil/student's progress and performance to ensure they work to their full potential.
We analyse their performance and suggest ways in which they can advance their skills and knowledge through regular contact with their tutors and ongoing discussions with parents to advise how academic performance can be improved.
The key role of an academic mentor is to motivate their students, to identify and nurture their academic talents and encourage academic excellence. The role also includes identifying external tutoring needs to assist in achieving the highest grades, and to provide intellectual stimulation.
At OEE we build rapport with your child by using a warm, friendly and nurturing approach in our regular communication so they know they can trust us.
We actively monitor your child’s academic and emotional welfare through regular contact, including school visits. We liaise with relevant members of the school staff who look after your child’s health and safety to ensure that your child is happy at school and actively participates in all aspects of school life.
We visit your child at school and attend important events on your behalf. We also act as your representative to support your child at specific school activities in which your child participates. Above all, we make it our first priority to put your child’s needs and safety in the centre of our operation.
The appointed Guardian must be over 25 years of age and be permanently resident in the UK; they must be able to be at the School within two hours.
This should be a person with whom you personally feel comfortable, and you will be confident that this person will have your child’s best interests at heart.
At any time Monday to Friday between 9am and 7pm UK time, except for genuine emergencies when the guardian is available 24/7.
Some guardians also double as host families however, OEE are strongly of the view that it is important to separate the guardian from a host family so that there is no conflict of interest. OEE guardians act solely in their professional capacity (not ‘family’). However, OEE has agreements with carefully selected host families and can organise for a pupil to stay with those families.
Academic Mentorship is our ‘signature’ highly personalised service and is an essential element of the guardianship services offered by OEE – this expertise is highly sought after by discerning parents who want their children to excel in their studies. Due to its nature this service is available to only a limited number of clients.
At OEE we fully recognise that when the child reaches their 18th birthday, the legal age of adulthood, they do not immediately grow up into fully self sufficient adults being able to deal indepently with all the practicalities and complexities of organising their life at university. OEE is able to offer a number of flexible options to provide assistance and support of a mentor for the initial years of adaptation to university life.
Make travel arrangements within the UK, order school uniform and sports equipment, attending parent meetings, visiting pupils at school, translating school documents and reports where appropriate, making medical appointments, etc.
We have various rates starting at £3,000 per academic term rising according to the level of involvement that your child and your family will require. Please contact us for a bespoke estimate.