This has included Keynote talks for Conferences, teacher training days (including for Numicon), and lectures and shows for all ages.
Each year, Andrew usually undertakes a tour of Asia with his colleague Liz Gibbs, also a hugely experienced international trainer. The aim of this tour is to keep costs down for schools by combining visits thus reducing travelling time and charges.
If you are teaching abroad and are interested in a possible visit to support or train your staff or to inspire and motivate your pupils, it is best to get in touch at least 6 months before the proposed visit to allow plans to be drawn up and to ensure the optimum dates are available, as Andrew’s diary tends to fill up some way in advance.
Here’s where we have worked so far:
International consultancy fees are £850 per day outside the UK, both plus accommodation and travel expenses. (INSET days are differently costed; please contact us for details.)
Travel expenses cover four things:
1. Transport between home and London, and between the destination airport, hotel and school. If the school provides transfers in their own location (most do and this makes sense) then obviously this will not be charged.
2. Return flight costs between London and the destination airport. Some schools prefer to book these themselves, in which case they will obviously not be invoiced.
3. A daily subsistence charge, to cover the anticipated cost of meals and local transportation while away from home. If at all possible this should be available in local currency and delivered to the hotel. I do not have extravagant tastes in food, and in fact prefer to sample local cuisine whenever possible. I will be guided by the school as to how much is realistic in each city.
4. For any trips via economy flights: 1 further single day fee. If any class of flight other than economy is chosen by the school, for example when travelling business class, this single day fee fee is waived entirely. This is to cover travel time required on outward and return journeys, as foreign trips usually prohibit at least two days of either being at home or working at schools elsewhere on those days. For short flights (i.e. within Western Europe) only half of this fee will be charged rather than a full day’s fee.
Why do we not charge this fee for business class flights? Because it is easier to work efficiently while en route, and therefore when flying business class I am happy to waive this fee and obviously arrive in better shape for client schools. Our policy is to allow clients to make the decision either way.
NB: The hotel bill is usually not included in travel expenses, as I have found that schools tend to book and pay for this themselves.
Payment: Full invoice will be sent on final agreement of the work, and is due for settlement the day after the work is completed. This is hugely appreciated as it greatly helps with our cashflow if we have funded the trip in advance.