GREAT BRITISH GUARDIANS WAS ESTABLISHED BY KATHY AND STEPHEN ARNOTT WHILST THEIR OWN CHILDREN WERE STUDYING AT UK BOARDING SCHOOLS. THEY UNDERSTAND THE BRITISH EDUCATION SYSTEM AND BELIEVE THAT A STUDENT MUST BE HAPPY AND SECURE TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

Their motivation for starting Great British Guardians was because they had heard so many stories from foreign students of how they hardly knew their appointed Educational Guardian, had no adult outside school who they could confide in and disliked the homes they were allocated to stay in over weekends, half-terms and exeats.

Great British Guardians are different from most other Guardianship agencies. We think it is important that the family appointed to care for the student outside school, should also have responsibility for overseeing their educational development and coordinating with school staff.

This creates greater continuity and accountability, enabling a genuine relationship to develop between the student and their Guardian based on understanding and mutual respect. It also allows the student to develop a close rapport with an adult they trust and who can immediately address any causes of concern, whether these be academic or pastoral.

Children need a stable and secure environment outside school, where they are encouraged and given the confidence to develop into caring, organised, goal-oriented adults. Happy content children quickly learn to depend on their own resources, allowing them to become independent and self-actualised. In contrast, children who experience insecurity during their school years are more likely to become anxious and insecure, which can lead to academic underachievement, difficulties socialising and low self-esteem.

Great British Guardians support children from the ages of 8 to 18, although most students continue to stay with their Guardian family even after they have started university. Our Guardians can support individual children or a family of children.

We make huge efforts to build close relationships with every student under our care. Every new student is encouraged to stay with us for at least one weekend during their first year.

Our responsibilities for your child’s welfare do not end when we have appointed a Guardian family for your child. We remain your principle point of contact and continue to liaise closely with the Guardian family, your child, and the parents, to ensure that everything is running smoothly. We also retain close contact with your child’s school and house staff to monitor their academic progress.

Boarding Schools are a very significant financial investment, even before associated costs such as tutoring and travel. To maximise this investment and to ensure a happy, fulfilled student, the role of the Guardian cannot be under estimated. The Guardian will encourage and support their learning, set boundaries, reinforce goals and most importantly provide a safe and secure UK home where children can unwind, bring home friends, revise and de-stress.

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. ”

Rita Peirson
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GREAT BRITISH GUARDIANS WAS ESTABLISHED BY KATHY AND STEPHEN ARNOTT WHILST THEIR OWN CHILDREN WERE STUDYING AT UK BOARDING SCHOOLS. THEY UNDERSTAND THE BRITISH EDUCATION SYSTEM AND BELIEVE THAT A STUDENT MUST BE HAPPY AND SECURE TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

Their motivation for starting Great British Guardians was because they had heard so many stories from foreign students of how they hardly knew their appointed Educational Guardian, had no adult outside school who they could confide in and disliked the homes they were allocated to stay in over weekends, half-terms and exeats.

Great British Guardians are different from most other Guardianship agencies. We think it is important that the family appointed to care for the student outside school, should also have responsibility for overseeing their educational development and coordinating with school staff.

This creates greater continuity and accountability, enabling a genuine relationship to develop between the student and their Guardian based on understanding and mutual respect. It also allows the student to develop a close rapport with an adult they trust and who can immediately address any causes of concern, whether these be academic or pastoral.

Children need a stable and secure environment outside school, where they are encouraged and given the confidence to develop into caring, organised, goal-oriented adults. Happy content children quickly learn to depend on their own resources, allowing them to become independent and self-actualised. In contrast, children who experience insecurity during their school years are more likely to become anxious and insecure, which can lead to academic underachievement, difficulties socialising and low self-esteem.

Great British Guardians support children from the ages of 8 to 18, although most students continue to stay with their Guardian family even after they have started university. Our Guardians can support individual children or a family of children.

We make huge efforts to build close relationships with every student under our care. Every new student is encouraged to stay with us for at least one weekend during their first year.

Our responsibilities for your child’s welfare do not end when we have appointed a Guardian family for your child. We remain your principle point of contact and continue to liaise closely with the Guardian family, your child, and the parents, to ensure that everything is running smoothly. We also retain close contact with your child’s school and house staff to monitor their academic progress.

Boarding Schools are a very significant financial investment, even before associated costs such as tutoring and travel. To maximise this investment and to ensure a happy, fulfilled student, the role of the Guardian cannot be under estimated. The Guardian will encourage and support their learning, set boundaries, reinforce goals and most importantly provide a safe and secure UK home where children can unwind, bring home friends, revise and de-stress.

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

Rita Pierson
CONTACT US

GREAT BRITISH GUARDIANS WAS ESTABLISHED BY KATHY AND STEPHEN ARNOTT WHILST THEIR OWN CHILDREN WERE STUDYING AT UK BOARDING SCHOOLS. THEY UNDERSTAND THE BRITISH EDUCATION SYSTEM AND BELIEVE THAT A STUDENT MUST BE HAPPY AND SECURE TO ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

Their motivation for starting Great British Guardians was because they had heard so many stories from foreign students of how they hardly knew their appointed Educational Guardian, had no adult outside school who they could confide in and disliked the homes they were allocated to stay in over weekends, half-terms and exeats.

Great British Guardians are different from most other Guardianship agencies. We think it is important that the family appointed to care for the student outside school, should also have responsibility for overseeing their educational development and coordinating with school staff.

This creates greater continuity and accountability, enabling a genuine relationship to develop between the student and their Guardian based on understanding and mutual respect. It also allows the student to develop a close rapport with an adult they trust and who can immediately address any causes of concern, whether these be academic or pastoral.

Children need a stable and secure environment outside school, where they are encouraged and given the confidence to develop into caring, organised, goal-oriented adults. Happy content children quickly learn to depend on their own resources, allowing them to become independent and self-actualised. In contrast, children who experience insecurity during their school years are more likely to become anxious and insecure, which can lead to academic underachievement, difficulties socialising and low self-esteem.

Great British Guardians support children from the ages of 8 to 18, although most students continue to stay with their Guardian family even after they have started university. Our Guardians can support individual children or a family of children.

We make huge efforts to build close relationships with every student under our care. Every new student is encouraged to stay with us for at least one weekend during their first year.

Our responsibilities for your child’s welfare do not end when we have appointed a Guardian family for your child. We remain your principle point of contact and continue to liaise closely with the Guardian family, your child, and the parents, to ensure that everything is running smoothly. We also retain close contact with your child’s school and house staff to monitor their academic progress.

Boarding Schools are a very significant financial investment, even before associated costs such as tutoring and travel. To maximise this investment and to ensure a happy, fulfilled student, the role of the Guardian cannot be under estimated. The Guardian will encourage and support their learning, set boundaries, reinforce goals and most importantly provide a safe and secure UK home where children can unwind, bring home friends, revise and de-stress.

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

Rita Pierson
CONTACT US