Cotswold Guardians was formed by Anne Sharp in 2004 to help satisfy the growing demand for a caring, professional and personal service for international students studying in the United Kingdom. Anne has spent many years hosting students from overseas, and set up Cotswold Guardians after retiring from thirty years of teaching. Cotswold Guardians’ main purpose is to provide high quality host family accommodation for students.
The happiness and well-being of the students in Anne's care is of paramount importance. The intention is to provide an introduction to English culture and tradition, as well as the opportunity to develop interpersonal and communication skills. Cotswold Guardians is based in Gloucestershire, the heart of the Cotswolds, and it has links with schools all over the country.
Anne ensures that every Cotswold Guardians’ host family is similarly dedicated to the pastoral care of any student who stays with them, providing a welcoming, safe and caring environment. Anne personally visits all host families and they all undergo extensive safe-guarding checks through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).