International Work

International ConferenceAndrew has had extensive experience delivering both CPD, talks and shows in many different countries in Europe, Africa and Asia. This year he has already visited schools in China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Qatar, and will be visiting France, Egypt, Singapore, Malaysia, Ireland and the Netherlands later this year.

This has included Keynote talks for Conferences, teacher training days (including for Numicon), and lectures and shows for all ages.

Each year, Andrew undertakes a Spring tour of Asia with his colleague Liz Gibbs, herself 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:

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International Terms and Conditions – please read carefully:

International consultant fees are £800 per day in Europe, £850 per day elsewhere, both plus 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) then obviously this portion will not be charged.

2. Return flight costs between London and the destination airport. Again if the school chooses to book these themselves, (half do, half don’t and I am very happy to book them myself) this is amount is also waived.

3. A small daily subsistence charge, to cover the anticipated cost of any meals while away from home. 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 trips outside Europe, which obviously involve significantly increased travel time: 1 further single day fee. This covers the time taken on both outward and return days of travel, as this rules out at least two days of working at home.

Note 1: If any class of flight other than economy is chosen by the school, this single day fee fee is waived, as it is easier to work efficiently while en route. To be clear, my policy is to allow my clients to make this decision, as while I obviously prefer to use business class flights to get more work done, I know that some schools are on tight budgets, so I have no objection to flying economy.

Note 2: The hotel bill is not included in travel expenses, as I have found that schools tend to book and pay for this themselves.

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