Meet the Team

Meet the team – they’re only a quick call away and are always happy to offer advice and support and because it’s always nice to put a face to a name…


Trudy Jacklin

Program Director

Trudy has worked in the Guardianship Sector for over 10 years with students from many different countries and cultures.  Prior to that she worked with children and young people within the NHS.  She is married to Mark and has two older teenage children who are studying and working locally.  She lives near Ipswich and has personally hosted students in her home.

Mark Jacklin


Mark also works with us in the Office and supports us in transportation and logistics.  He regularly helps us with students for half terms, holidays and exeats. He also runs his own company alongside Alpha Guardians.

Sarah Stallard

Student Consultant

Sarah works closely with students in our care, supporting them day to day to ensure they are progressing.  She visits both students and hosts and monitors their well-being and Educational Progress. Sarah lives in Suffolk with her partner and young family.

Harriet Leach

Host and Marketing Consultant

Harriet is our Social Media Guru, keeping us up to date and informing students, hosts and parents of activities and important events.  She visits schools, students and hosts, providing support and advice.  She is married, with a school aged daughter and lives in Ipswich.

Nigel Shaddick

Safeguarding Officer

Nigel has worked for Alpha Guardians since the company was formed.  He has many years of Safeguarding experience, having worked in this sector for over 20 years.  Nigel is married and lives in Suffolk.  He has grown up children and grandchildren.

Alpha Guardians is accredited by AEGIS, the Association for the Education and the Guardianship of International students.

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