Where most companies provide medical benefits and sometimes housing to staff, and particularly families, it’s rare for employers to provide support for placing children in school.
Why is that?
Companies often do include school fees in the package, but rarely specialist support to find a place, which is considered unnecessary when a generalist on staff or a relocation agent can usually manage to find a school place . International assignments can be challenging enough, but when you add children into the mix, it can make it even more stressful. The "trouble" with full service relocation firms Of course, on the surface of things, it seems easier to engage a 'one-stop shop' including shipping, cross-cultural training, temporary and permanent accommodation...and school placement. Yet, when it comes to schools, a fairly junior administrative clerk in the relocation company is not equipped to consult with parents on a highly personalised level.
Should the individual happen to be more experienced, they do not have approval to do anything other than take a very reactive approach and spend very little time with each family. These relocation agents do not meet the children and do not analyse school reports. They do not deeply engage with admissions staff in schools before hastily arranging visits and submitting applications.
They resort to the quickest and easiest placement, rather than the best. Additionally, the service is usually reserved for staff at more senior levels with children already school aged (usually 5 years old + ). Yet, increasingly, it is becoming important to be 'in the system' earlier rather than later due to the general trend of feeder schools.
Top Schools can help.
We are completely independent education experts, working with families and their employers providing strategic advice and practical support to parents looking for a school for their child(ren).
We specialise in school placements.We are focused and small enough to deliver a highly personal service.
Focus on school first; home second
Provide school assistance for ALL parents, regardless of age
Plan ahead and work backwards
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The team Our small team has collectively accrued over 70 years’ of education experience. We each have verifiable, in-depth knowledge of how the schools operate and have developed good relationships with them.
We can provide an end-to-end service for staff relocating from or to the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore or Malaysia.
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