Hi, I'm in touch with a French woman from our local twinning association who is currently over on a visit and trying to get the twinning thing going again. We are interested in setting up an exchange during the Easter holidays next year (so our pupils can visit the French school - we're not allowed to run trips in termtime). I feel very strongly that this is an important experience that I want my pupils to have. As a child, we continually had visiting French students staying with us as my mum worked for an organisation that placed French children in homes in England. I also spent a fortnight staying with a family when I was in Year 10, just before I sat my French GCSE, and it helped so much. I have some incredible linguists in the current Y8 and 9 (so they would be Y9 and 10 at the time of the visit) and I really want to make it happen. But I just don't know how it all works nowadays in the world of CRB checks. I know some schools run visits where the pupils stay in a hostel but spend time with their host families during the day, so I would consider that as a back-up plan but I would much rather do a proper exchange (as it will be cheaper and more of an immersive experience). Any advice from those who have done something similar would be greatly appreciated.