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Leave Types: Can there be a global standard?

Paul Organ

March 7, 2017

Recently we worked with a school that was setting up for their first year in boarding and they were in the process of creating their school rules and procedures. Naturally they asked us for advice on a range of subjects, but the area of most interest was what schools normally do when it comes to leave management, or allowing students to go off-campus.It’s not just new schools that ask this question. People that work in boarding schools are always looking to improve their environment so it comes up surprisingly often. Boarding schools act as the legal guardian for hundreds of teenagers so it’s no wonder that it’s one of the top priorities for most boarding schools that we work with.Here’s a list of the top 5 questions we receive in regards to boarding school leave management:

  1. “How do other schools manage transport for when kids leave campus?”
  2. “Do other schools let students apply for leave, or are the parents responsible?”
  3. “What do other schools do for meals - do kids have to state whether they’ll be eating before they leave?”
  4. ”How do other schools get approval from parents and other staff members?”
  5. “What does the leave approval process look like for other schools?”

When we first started the company, we weren’t exactly sure how to answer these questions. Even though many of our staff have attended boarding school, these weren’t the questions you asked as a boarder!

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Fast forward to now, we have had the fortunate opportunity to work with hundreds of the best boarding schools in the world which has allowed us to gain valuable insights into the way they operate. No two schools can be the same so by using our customers base we have put together a guide for our subscribers titled The Definitive Guide to Leave Types & Best Practices.In this guide we strive to answer the questions above and to share the common best practices used by the top schools in the world. By downloading this guide, you can see where you’re at among your peers and potentially take some tips that you can apply to improve your processes.It includes procedures that are used around the world for the following:

  • Weekend overnight leave
  • Daily sign in/out
  • Emergencies

Any boarding school staff member will be able to apply these processes directly to your operations and make a drastic improvement within your houses or dorms.Claim your free guide by clicking here The Definitive Guide to Leave Types & Best Practices.If you have any questions or feedback, please, comment below and we’ll get back to you ASAP.Happy BoardingPaul[marketo-fat form="1107"]

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