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Student Welfare

The staff members at SBC Canford Summer School are friendly, dedicated professionals who are passionate about working with children from all around the world. The welfare of our students is our main priority at all times, both on-site at the school and off-site during excursions and trips. We have 1 member of staff to every 6 students, ensuring that our students feel supported and cared for every moment of their stay with us.

To view the Welfare Guide for SBC Canford Summer School, please click here.

Student Support Managers

Our Student Support Managers have a wealth of experience in customer service and strive to provide expert care and support to all our parents and students. Your Student Support Manager is your main point of contact and works closely with you and the team at the school to ensure your child has the very best experience at SBC Canford Summer School.

Summer School Management Team

Our Management team take responsibility for every aspect of student welfare, along with the day to day running of the school. The Director of Studies oversees the Academic Programme, whilst the Summer School Director, supported by the Office Coordinator, Welfare Coordinator, Student Director and House Parents ensure that the students are fully engaged in summer school life and are happy and well during their stay. The Social Programme Coordinator leads the team of Activity Leaders to provide a dynamic and engaging Activity Programme. Together, all of our Managers see that every aspect of the school runs smoothly, safely and offers every child the chance to participate fully.

House Parents

House Parents are key members of summer school staff whose main duty is overseeing the welfare of our students. The House Parents are always available in the boarding houses and also help during break and meal times. They offer our students a friendly face with whom they can discuss any specific welfare issues.


The 6 different course options are all taught by our professionally qualified teachers, with 2 90-minute lessons taking place on 5 mornings each week. Our teachers also assist in ensuring the general welfare of students, as well as playing their part in leading the activities and excursions.

Activity Leaders

Our Activity Leaders are responsible for implementing the Activity Programme and Excursion Programme. The Activity Leaders ensure that the students are having fun, enjoying the activities and practising their English.


Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place to which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere.

We pride ourselves on offering the best possible support to students, confirmed by an official Area of Strength in The Care of Under 18s, and Care of Students by the British Council accreditation scheme.