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William Clarence Education announces new partnership with educational guardianship organisation, AEGIS

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:35
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The leading UK education consultancy announced the collaboration this week, and offered new guidance to parents of international children studying in the UK.

The majority of UK schools require international students to have a UK-based educational guardian. Stephen Spriggs, Managing Director of William Clarence Education, stressed this week the importance of appointing an accredited guardian from a reputable organisation, while assuring parents that the process of finding one is more straightforward than they might think, when you know who to ask.

The Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students (AEGIS) is an independent organisation, comprised of 80 schools and colleges, and over 40 guardianship organisations. AEGIS inspects and accredits reputable guardianship organisations throughout the UK, and its members belong to many professional bodies.

Stephen Spriggs commented: “Educational guardianship is well worth investing in. Parents will naturally want to protect the investment they are making in their child’s education by ensuring that their child is happy, safe, and well looked after. The ideal scenario, obviously, would be for the parents or a family member to assume the role of educational guardian, but this can be impractical for some for various reasons – location, lifestyle, and other time commitments. This is where we, with the help of organisations such as AEGIS, can step in and provide reassurance and peace of mind.”

Educational guardians look after the welfare of international students outside of term time, when some students may be unable to return home, attend important parents’ meetings, and keep in contact with parents. It is their job to ensure the safety and wellbeing of international students, and provide a vital line of communication with parents. This new partnership will provide William Clarence clients with fresh insight, peace of mind, and a choice of among the finest guardianship opportunities in the UK.

Yasemin Wigglesworth, Executive Officer at AEGIS, commented:

“Our goal at AEGIS is to raise awareness of quality guardianship to agents, parents and schools. Linking with other organisations is a great way to reach more people so we are extremely pleased to be working with such a well-regarded consultancy. We are grateful that William Clarence has recognised the work of AEGIS and is willing to recommend AEGIS accredited guardians to overseas parents. For international students to reach their full potential, their safety and happiness are key. Ultimately, what we share is a commitment to great quality in supporting international students in their experience in the UK.”

Stephen Spriggs added: “As the leading UK education consultancy for schools and Universities, there was a natural cross over with our own intentions and child-focused approach and that of AEGIS. We are committed to only recommend AEGIS accredited guardians to our families who are coming to the UK. AEGIS offer the only accreditation to guardians within the UK and is a standard of excellence and way of families to benchmark their guardian.”

William Clarence Education has specialist experience in overseeing the transition for overseas students relocating to the UK education system, and has built solid relationships with many of the UK’s top-ranking schools and universities, including Oxbridge. The firm also prides itself on the quality and integrity of its partners, who aid and enhance the consultancy in delivering an unrivalled service to its clients and their families.

For more information on William Clarence Education, and the services it provides for international families in the UK, visit

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  • Sam James

    This is an important initiative that must be supported in society. Now, tutors can train at home, and they also offer their services and work online. For example, they can show how to write an informal essay or how to do a math assignment. All these methods are good, but the accredited guardian is another story. It will be fine if such project will have a success and develop in the future.

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