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The Wheelhouse, Bond’s Mill Estate, Bristol Road, Stonehouse, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL10 3RF

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    Yasemin Wigglesworth
    Chief Executive Officer
    Sharon Sverdloff
    Inspections Manager
    Sophie Lindsay
    School Membership Manager

    About Us

    AEGIS, the Association for the Education & Guardianship of International Students, is the only independent, accrediting body in the UK for guardianship organisations and offers a robust, well-established inspection process.

    Founded as a charity in 1994 by a group of guardianship organisations and UK boarding schools, we promote universally high standards in guardianship, safeguarding the welfare and education of international students studying in the UK.

    We offer guidance and relevant training to those guardianship organisations seeking accreditation and re-accreditation.

    Through our strong links with the Department for Education and the British Council, we give informed advice and support to guardians and schools hosting international students and overseas parents looking to send their children to study in the UK.

    AEGIS is a registered charity, charity number 1111384.

    Adam Lubbock (Chair)
    Director, Kings’ River Education Ltd
    Lana Foster (Vice Chair)
    Managing Director, Bright World Guardianships
    Sunny Field
    Managing Director, Overseas Personal Development Services Ltd
    Steph Gilbert
    Director of Compliance and Safeguarding, Oxbridge Group Ltd
    Jemma Holroyd
    Head of Student Wellbeing, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate
    Ben Hughes
    Managing Director, Pippa’s Guardians
    Gemma Kilby
    Head of Admissions & International Registrar, Felsted School
    Stuart Nicholson
    Assistant Head, Guildhouse School, London
    Karen Pickles
    Director and DSL, Berkeley Guardians Ltd
    Jennifer Scarfe
    Assistant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist CAMHS, undertaking pre-clinical training with the Tavistock and Portman. Former Deputy Head (Pastoral), Badminton School
    Gerry Young
    Deputy Head (Boarding), St Leonards