At IELA an Educational Guardian is a trusted and reliable link for a student. It is someone who takes an active interest in the students’ work and progress, attend Parent Teacher meetings (transcribe report to parents) and monitor the academic and social development of the students in their care. They are also an essential point of contact for the school during unforeseen situations.
IELA provide a select host family (IELA host families are police checked) where the student can stay at Exeat (closure) weekends or at mid-term or school holidays if required. Your guardian will be available to talk through any issue related to school or simply to discuss future travel arrangements and planning what needs to happen before the long journey home. IELA guardians are also available 24/7 in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Parents need to be reassured that their children’s care is of the greatest importance throughout their time in their chosen Boarding School. Choosing the right guardian is essential and pivotal to the success of the programme. Our Guardians have a responsibility to support students in their care to help them thrive and make the most of their time at an Irish boarding school. Guardians and parents always work closely together to support the placement. Download our High School & Guardianship Brochure here.
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IELA provide a temporary guardianship services to students who require assistance with for the following:
IELA was the agency chosen for our son to study 6th year and Leaving Certificate in Ireland, and it was a total success. High professional standards of management and kindness shown during the stay, a perfect combination. It has been wonderful to have Emer and Nicky to our side. They are more than an agency. They are two involved women getting everything working in a more manageable way.
Living and studying Ireland was an unforgettable experience for me.. I never had trouble in communicating with my host parents which made my stay even better. Overall, I enjoyed my stay with this family very much! I miss them a lot. As of today, I am very grateful that they were my parents! I know that I am always welcomed in their house. I will never forget about everything that they gave me and will always remember those days!
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