Hentet fra Study in Britain and Ireland’s sider.
Om dere reiser med et utvekslingsbyrå skal de sørge for at dere ordner dette på riktig måte. Det er derfor dere betaler dem. Alle utgifter til visa kommer i tillegg.
European Economic Area
If you are a national of a European Union country or are from Norway or Iceland you are free to enter the UK to study, live and work and you do not need a visa. … Icelandic and Norwegian students have to pay full fees as international students, but do not need work visas and so can fund their course by working.
Non-visa nationals are from countries that don’t require a visa to enter Britain, you can arrive with the necessary documentation and be issued the visa when you arrive. You need:
- Proof that you have been accepted onto a full-time course at a UK school … (totaling 15 or more hours a week).
- A letter from your new school or college, … on their official headed paper, to state that you have paid your deposit and/or your tuition fees.
- Proof that you have the funds to pay for your study and living expenses … (travellers’ cheques, a bank draft drawn on a UK bank, letters or bank documents from sponsors, or a combination of all these things). You will have to show that you can support yourself financially without relying on the British welfare state or by working to fund your studies.
If you are staying for longer than six months, it is advisable to submit your documentation to the British Embassy/High Commission in your own country and get entry clearance (a visa) prior to arrival. Your status can still be challenged but you have the right to lodge an appeal and remain in Britain while your case is heard.»
Man ser de samme klagene fra internatskolene som man gjør fra utvekslingsbyråene når det gjelder regjeringens krav til dem. En artikkel i The Telegraph fra 2009 forteller om en school mistress som klager over måten skolene inspiseres på og reglene de må overholde. Det er identisk med det man har opplevd i USA hver gang Department of State har overholdt sine egne regler.
«Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We report directly to Parliament and we are independent and impartial. We inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.» (Ofsted)
I tillegg til Ofsted har Department for Education inspeksjoner hos «association» skoler. Disse inspektørene er:
Før en skole godkjennes av Department of Education må den legge fram:
- A plan showing the layout of the premises and accommodation of all buildings.
- Detailed curriculum plans, schemes of work for every subject and year group taught and pupil assessment procedures.
- A copy of the school’s written policies on:
- Preventing bullying, following DfE advice ‘Preventing and Tackling Bullying: Advice for school leaders and governors’
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children who are pupils at the school which complies with DfE Guidance:
- “Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education” and “Dealing with Allegations of Abuse against Teachers and Other Staff’;
- Safeguarding and promoting the health and safety of pupils at the school following DfE advice:
- ‘Health & safety: Department for education advice on legal duties and powers for local authorities, head teachers, staff and governing bodies;
- Promoting good behaviour amongst pupils setting out the sanctions to be adopted in the event of pupil misbehaviour.
- A copy of the school complaints procedures, as outlined in regulation 7 of The Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010 as amended by The education (Independent School Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.
National MInimum Standards for Boarding Schools
Boarding Schools Association representerer internatskolene og har fått gjennom endringer i sin favør.
Hei! En av mine aller beste venner dro til England med EF i høst og var der i 3 uker før hun kom hjem igjen. Moren var tilbakestående, familien fattig og hun fikk nesten ikke mat. De brydde seg ikke om henne i det hele tatt og brukte henne mest som ekstrainntekt. Etter mye om og men fikk hun også byttet, men da kom hun til et slags hjem hvor en dame hadde laget buisness av å ha utvekslingsstudenter. Hun måtte bo med 4 andre jenter på samme rom og ingen brydde seg om henne i det hele tatt.. Så tviler ikke på din historie! Plankton
VAT 3.5: What are suitable travel, reception and care arrangements states that under-age children are to be provided with satisfactory care arrangements where the child’s welfare whilst in the UK is imperative to the officers of the Immigration Office.
According to Working Together to Safeguard Children A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children March 2013 safeguarding the child is the responsibility of all professionals and youth workers who work with children.
Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility 9. Everyone who works with children – including teachers, GPs, nurses, midwives, health visitors, early years professionals, youth workers, police, Accident and Emergency staff, paediatricians, voluntary and community workers and social workers – has a responsibility for keeping them safe.
According to the Childrens Act of 1989 concerns about maltreatment should be reported to local authorities if there is reasonable suspicion that a child is suffering significant harm.