Following a tight agenda LCs were placed into groups so that they could attend important meetings with members of the Guardianship head office team to review all areas of their role and to flag up any areas where fluidity between teams could be improved. Members of the Senior Management team also held presentations on the importance of Safeguarding our students, future plans for the new portal, Blink, a review of deadlines for the new academic year and a seminar on cultural differences. Furthermore Director of Admissions Sheena Trist held the attention of all delegates with an overview of her role at Bright World as the head of Boarding School Placements, sharing an insight into her work as a UK based Education Agent.
The two day conference didn’t just have a daytime agenda however, staff members were invited to attend a Courtyard drinks reception where the mingled (some reluctantly) with an extremely convincing David Brent impersonator followed by a 3 course meal with line dancing to round off the evenings events.
So why is communication and unity so important for us here at Bright World?
Behind the scenes at head office we have a centralized team who are responsible for the organisation of the guardianship programme, making all arrangements on behalf of our parents and our Partner Schools. However In order to deliver high standards of service combined with a local on the spot pastoral care service we have a team of Local Coordinators who work for us around the country. Our LCs live close to the schools and are there as a friend and mentor for students on our guardianship programme.
“As we grow and broaden our coverage of the UK however it is important that we keep a sense of unity between all our staff. It is so easy for an organisation that employs remote workers to create a disparate company where standards vary from one region to another.
The conference format seemed to work brilliantly and allowed my staff to spend some quality time together”
Lana Foster, Bright World Managing Director
After a great start we are looking forward to an even bigger event next year where we may even open the doors to close Partners, Schools and parents. Watch this Space!!
"Bright World is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment."
The number of UK Boarding Schools and important Industry Associations attending our Company Conference last week was testament to how highly thought of Bright World Guardianships is. We have had some wonderful feedback at how impressed our guests were with the amount we invest in Child Protection and Safeguarding. It is so important to bring the whole company together once each year to share experiences and obtain important Child Protection Training. I believe it really sets Bright World apart and enables us to strive to be the best in UK guardianship' Lana Foster, Bright World Managing Director
The Bright World Company Conference 2018 was a resounding success. So many of our close partner schools and agents took the time to join us. We all came away feeling very positive about the Guardianship industry and the work that schools and Bright World do together to keep children safe.