About this webinar

Aleka Bilan, SPAN Safe Passage Across Networks
In conversation with Fiona Murchie


Aleka Bilan, SPAN Safe Passage Across Networks
In conversation with Fiona Murchie

“Transitions that are not managed well can severely negatively impact learning. For that reason, schools need to be at the forefront of transition care because learning is our business. If we are not taking care of families and staff as well and the teachers and their families moving back and forth across the world, then we’re really, not taking care of the learning that needs to happen”, explains Aleka Bilan of Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN), in a lively conversation with Fiona Murchie. 

Learn in this webinar why schools are so central to family transitions and how the pandemic really forced, not only schools, but also universities, to create a longer transitions runway. “I’m finding that admissions officers and programmes are reaching out across countries and really making sure that a family is feeling welcome much before pre-departure and providing lots of those kinds of orientation services”, she says. 

You will discover: 

  • Updates on best practice in International Schools and transitions care. Aleka Bilan explains how things have moved on over the Covid period.
  • How to help parents to feel connected and not only survive but thrive as new academic year starts. Tips on how parents can settle into their new school community and area, and as parents and employers we know how important that is. 
  • How to address anxiety in students in every school. So many children of all ages are starting school for the first time or a different school and there is a lot of anxiety for children and parents. Aleka provides practical tips and shared stories to help everybody.

“The more corporations know their employees are settling more quickly and you’re positively managing their transition, then you are going to get the full employee right away. It’s really, important to put transitions care at the forefront, really to make sure you’re getting the best learning, the best teaching and the best work out of all members of the family that have made this move”, Aleka explains in this enlightening webinar.  

Share with parents, employers and relocation professionals supporting international families.