Who we are

Who we are

The finest Schools and Colleges require a Guardian to provide support and care in the absence of a locally based parent for International students aged under 18 years old.

Parents wanting to give their children the best possible opportunities in life seek out the best educational opportunities- wherever in the world they are found. The schools of England provide world leading education.

The CGA advantage is to provide you with the confidence of knowing that your child will be in safe hands throughout their study day and when their schools are closed by providing personally tailored services in all aspects of Guardianship care and independent education.

We are located in Cambridge a place synonymous with outstanding education and we enjoy strong links with schools in Cambridge and across the East of England. We are close to all the schools we support. However, with London just 45 minutes away and with a network of regional co-ordinators we can also support students at selected schools throughout England.

It is a big step for your child whatever their age to come to a new school in a new country. Our founding principles to go beyond being just a service provider remains true to this day as we take a personal interest in the welfare and academic success of every child in our care. We are committed to providing parents with a trustworthy, dedicated service, with a high importance placed on outstanding care, excellent customer service and attention to detail.


Julia

Julia Evans
Director Guardian Services

Email: julia@cambridge-guardian-angels.com

Julia enjoyed a successful corporate career working across Europe and America followed by over 12 years living Internationally in the U.S. and Germany. She has personal experience of the concerns of International parents having been one and known many. She worked for a number of years in American, European and International schools, supporting all aspects of student welfare and care. Julia is a member of the AEGIS Marketing Committee.

We look forward to welcoming your child into what we hope will be a life enhancing experience where they will discover their own potential. For your ease we have staff who are able to communicate in a variety of languages.


Ann Muston

Ann Muston
Education and School Services
Ann read education at Homerton College, Cambridge and has over 35 years’ experience in teaching both international and British Students. She was the first National Secretary on Sonet, the social organisers’ network run by ARELS (Association of Recognised English Language School), which was accredited by the British Council.

Until August 2015, she was the Head of International Support at The Leys School having established the ESOL Department on joining the school. In this role, she taught English language, and also mentored her colleagues whilst providing extensive tutoring to of all ages and abilities.

From 2013 to 2015, she was a member of the BAISIS (British Association of Independent Schools with International Students) with a remit for student welfare.

Ann is also an educational advisor to several establishments in the UK, China, Thailand and Japan.

Ann uses her straightforward enthusiasm to provide us with School search and tutoring support as well as our university mentor programme, she might just be popping up at your teacher student consultation too.

In what is left of her time Ann runs her own business offering language and cultural support.


Xueyan Ma (Flora)

Xueyan Ma (Flora)
Student Support Services
  • Founder of LIMA Talent International School
  • MSc Banking and International Finance at Cass Business School
  • MSc Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London
  • Studied and worked in the UK for more than 12 years, previous work
Flora is our China representative and she runs a school mainly for ages 4 -15, where the focus is on helping students who are keen to studying abroad become prepared for their move.

Flora has found the value of partnering with us has been very helpful to her students and their parents.
From the research she has done the parents are more worried about Guardianship providers especially with the younger and younger children going abroad and this trend set to continue.

Flora feels It is important for parents to stay in close connect with us to ensure they enjoy first hand information and the security of knowing their children are safe and well cared for when they are at school in England.


Alex Baines

Alex Baines
Student Support Services
Since graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in English Literature in 2012, Alex has worked in a variety of roles in the education sector as a teacher, tutor, and education consultant.

In addition to a vast range of private tutoring work covering a range of humanities subjects both face-to-face and via Skype, he spent a year as a teacher of English and Theatre Studies at a top Eton group boarding school, at which institution he also: aided with the delivery of the extra-curricular drama programme; lived on site as a boarding resident providing pastoral care to students; and coached sports.

He has also worked as a residential private tutor in the UK and abroad, at locations including Oxford and Moscow, and delivered talks on preparing applications to elite UK universities.

Alex has dealt with students of all ages from six to eighteen and, furthermore, has extensive experience of working with students with Special Educational Needs and with students for whom English is a second language. He also holds an MA with Distinction in Text and Performance from the University of London and is a qualified TEFL teacher.

Alex tutors and helps to support our older students academic needs in and around Cambridge.


Antonia Kiddy
Student Support Services
Antonia has enjoyed a career in education and boarding school life, from a background being a Matron to the King’s Schools in both Ely, Cambridge and at St. George’s Windsor.
In Ely she became a school nurse for all students from 3 until 18. This involved their medical care, welfare and pastoral care.

Antonia has experience of being part of the opening of an International School where she was appointed as their nurse. As well as their school care she accompanied the students on skiing holidays and educational trips.
These positions were the real start of her interest and affection for caring for International Students which continues to today.

With experience working In an International school Antonia continued her career as a teaching assistant in the pre prep and the evenings and at weekends she was a resident tutor to the Senior girls in a Senior Boarding house.

Antonia has continued to host International Students in her spare time and when time allows she belongs to the Arts Society and U3A.

Antonia enjoys music in many forms. A good day out is at a historical property and garden, church crawling or at a country show. She has a dog and always enjoys having students help to walk her.

She is involved with many village activities and takes students to events if they are staying and there is something of interest on.

Antonia enjoys visiting students at schools across East Anglia and catching up with boarding and teaching staff to ensure their is a familiar face for schools to contact and parents receive regular, informed feedback about their children.


Aegis
“Cambridge Guardian Angels offers a very high standard of overseas guardianship. Its strengths are in its quality of care and its extremely efficient and effective organisation.” – Eric V Needham AEGIS June 2014