Education Without Borders: Schools Overseas in a High Risk World


Project Description

Every student, home safe, every time.

Does your school send students overseas? Are you aware of the legal obligations you are under in fulfilling your duty of care to them? Would you be able to respond quickly and in a well-prepared manner should an injury, illness or security situation mean they need immediate assistance?
Crucially, would you be able to demonstrate that you have taken all appropriate measures to mitigate the reasonably foreseeable risks specific to that trip and precise location? Would you know how to communicate with friends and family during a rapidly evolving situation? Would you know how to manage the media and protect the reputation of your academic institution?
If your school is exposed in this way, then the Education Without Borders conference is possibly the most valuable day out of school you’ll take this year.

Official Partners

Confirmed Speakers

Dr Martin Vinnell
Director of Health, Safety, Occupational Health & Regulated Facilities, University of Cambridge
Colin Periera
Head of High Risk & Security, ITN News
Gerard Forlin QC
Internationally renowned legal expert
Dr Lynn Gordon
Group Medical Director, CEGA Assistance
David Cope
Group Crisis Manager Vodafone
Paul Thornbury
Head of Security, London School of Economics
Alistair Macdonald
Former Award Wining BBC TV Reporter  & Media Trainer for Schools
Mike Causey
Director of Safety and Security, LDi
Sean Taylor
Scholastics Health & Safety Advice and Outdoor Education Delivery Expert

Sessions Include

  • Reasonably Foreseeable? Legal obligations and best practice in scholastics travel risk management.
  • Risk Assessment Workshop: A Global Perspective – How do we assess risk on an international scale, and who can help us reach the right decisions?
  • Academic Research & Study Abroad: What we can learn from our friends in Higher Education?
  • Resources Masterclass: What resources are already out there and what products, services and partners can help schools mitigate risk and manage an incident overseas?
  • Pre-Existing Conditions: Managing medical conditions far from home.
  • To Go or Not to Go? Making decisions under pressure when a high-profile incident affects your imminent trip overseas.
  • Illness & Injury Abroad: The realities of varying healthcare capabilities and managing a medically managed journey home.
  • Crisis Communication: Managing the media and protecting reputation.

Last Year’s Event

Addressing travel risk for schools

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For Your School:
Scholastics Travel Risk Toolkit

Aide-Memoires Crisis Checklist
Risk Assessment Guidance Notes
Best Practice Meeting Agendas
Available Resources Pack
Conference Slide Deck & Notes
Travel Risk Presentation Slides for you to Deliver to your Staff

A snapshot of schools that attended in 2018

Marlborough College


Albyn School

Baranards Castle School

Badminton School

Lambrook School

Ballerbys College

Bradfield College


British Embassy School, Ankara

Bruern Abbey School

Cranleigh School

Doha College

Felsted Preparatory School


Glenstal Abbey School

Headington School

Hockerill Anglo-Eurpoean School

Ipswich School

Mill Hill School

Orwell Park School

Pocklington School

Prior Park College

Queen Anne School

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate

Sherbourne School

Sir Roger Manwood’s School

St Georges International School Luxembourge

Talleem Schools UAE

The American School in England – TASIS

The British School of Brussels

Tudor Hall School

Warminster School

Westminster School

Waldingham School

Ways to pay

The price for a Delegate Rate at Education Without Borders: Schools is £329 + VAT (£394.80).

Pay instantly online: Complete the form below and then proceed to pay online. If you do not have a PayPal account please click ‘Check Out as a Guest’. You shall receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards.

Pay via invoice: Simply request an invoice via email to info@mcmillancooper.com with your desired delegate rate. We will then send an invoice to you within 24 hours. Once payment has been received your delegate pass will then be confirmed.

Register and pay for your pass using the form below

Payment details are taken on a separate website via PayPal’s secure server. To request an invoice please contact info@mcmillancooper.com with the details of your request.

Payments must be made in full prior to the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing 30 days prior to the event and will be refunded minus an administration fee of £100. We regret that no refund can be made after that date. Substitutions will be accepted if notified in writing prior to the event.

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