Best of both worlds? Supporting international students in UK schools


The session will be of interest to anyone who teaches pupils from overseas. It will give an insight into the experience of international students who have moved to live and study in England. The aim is to equip teachers and school leaders to anticipate the challenges faced by international students, and to increase teachers’ confidence in supporting them. How have international students’ experiences compared to their expectations? What were the surprises – positive and negative? What types of cultural barriers have they come across, and what has been most helpful to them in adjusting and settling into a UK school?

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.