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About Andrew Sutherland

Andrew Sutherland is the founder and Principal of Sutherland Education. The Sutherland family have been providing educational guardianship services for over 50 years. Alongside his senior roles in schools, including Deputy head, Senior Master, and Senior Housemaster i/c boarding, Andrew has worked continuously in guardianship since his mother founded the first guardianship association in the UK, the Kith and Kind Association, in 1965. He pioneered the current guardianship sector by starting Sutherland Education in 1990. His commitment to the safeguarding, wellbeing, personal development and academic success of all his students, spurred him to initiate the foundation of AEGIS, bringing together a group of co-founders which led to its launch in the House of Lords in 1997. He has wide experience in education both in the UK and overseas at a senior management level and has been invited to give seminars and appear as a guest speaker both in the UK and as far afield as China.

He is currently the Chair of Governors at Claremont Fan Court School in Esher (950 pupils from 3 to 18 years) For his roles and work.


“I have always been passionate about looking after, and presenting good leadership to, young people. We should leave the world in a better place than we found it and the most effective way to achieve this is through education”

My choice of quote:

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela. …