Carfax Educational Guardians provide long-term support and pastoral oversight for overseas pupils attending schools in Britain, to ensure that their experience of studying in the UK is positive and rewarding.
British boarding schools require that pupils under the age of 18 whose parents live abroad have a guardian resident in the UK. Such guardians hold full legal responsibility for the pupil during their studies, and act in loco parentis.
The role played by Carfax guardians goes well beyond this minimum legal requirement, and all establish close relations with pupils, parents, housemasters and teachers. Many Carfax guardians have children of their own at British boarding schools, and the majority attended such schools themselves. As such, they have a profound understanding the dynamics of boarding, enjoy the friendship and trust of their charges, and offer them reliable advice and support. Carfax can also provide purely ‘academic’ guardianship, for pupils at days schools or with existing pastoral support.
Unlike mainstream ‘Guardianship Agencies’ Carfax employs all of its guardians on a full-time basis. All guardians are experiences and well qualified; extensive background checks are made on all staff before employment. They visit their wards at schools frequently and maintain regular contact with their parents. In event of any emergency they are available round the clock and can draw on the full administrative, organizational, and crisis management support of the entire Carfax Education Group.
More information on this division of Carfax Education is available at www.carfax-guardians.com
Carfax Educational Guardians is a member of the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS).