Meet Our Team

All members of the Schools Safeguarding Team are passionate about supporting the people who safeguard children in schools. All of the team are skilled and experienced in their area of expertise and can advise and support you with all different aspects of safeguarding. We all pride ourselves on giving you realistic, sensible and practical advice and guidance with a no-nonsense approach. We aim to do this whilst being positive about the challenges and opportunities we are faced with in the world of safeguarding.

Andrea Glynn

Director, Lead Consultant & Trainer. 07414231600

My name is Andrea Glynn and I founded Schools Safeguarding following a 20 year career in pastoral and safeguarding roles in education. My aim is to support educational professionals to keep children as safe and as happy as they can be. I am the lead consultant and director of Schools Safeguarding Ltd and I am passionate about providing practical, realistic and relevant (and dare I say fun?!) training covering all aspects of Safeguarding and Child Protection in schools, including Designated Safeguarding Leads, Safer Recruitment, Supervision and the Governance and Management of Safeguarding. I also support schools with Safeguarding Compliancy Audits, Supervision, Risk Assessments, Referrals, Investigations and Assessments, as well as providing ongoing advice, guidance and resources to make safeguarding in schools as stress-free as possible.   I am an enthusiastic and optimistic person – I try to find some joy in every day, which I understand can be difficult sometimes in the line of work we’re in! I live with my dog Dolly and enjoy taking her out for walks and spending time with friends, eating out, going to the theatre and for days out.  I am also an avid reader and will share what I am reading on my emails – please let me know of any good reads!  I am so lucky to have a wonderful team working with me; all highly skilled and experienced practitioners who bring something unique to the Schools Safeguarding Team. Please feel free to contact any of us regarding any aspect of safeguarding in your setting and we will be delighted to assist in whatever way we can.
Gina Andrews

Safeguarding Consultant & Trainer (Marketing Enquiries). 07761510231

My name is Gina Andrews and I joined Schools Safeguarding in August 2019 as Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer.& My Education background includes a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Postgraduate & ;Certificate in Education (PGCE). For the past twenty years I have worked in various roles in Education from teaching roles in both Primary & Secondary sectors as well as project managing provision for NEETs, SEND, 14-16 Provision, Alternative Provision as well as managing work experience. I am very passionate about ensuring that all students have the support to achieve not only academically but also psychologically with the development of resilience strategies and positive mental health. In my role as Safeguarding Consultant I deliver Whole School training which covers all aspects of ; Safeguarding and Child Protection in schools. I am very passionate about schools implementing a trauma informed approach for children and ensuring that they have the reasonable adjustments required to ensure that they achieve and that they feel safe. I also deliver training on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). I conduct safeguarding audits in schools which involves spending a full day in schools scrutinising policies, procedures and practice and observing all aspects of the safeguarding strands in schools. I also deliver Supervision in schools to support safeguarding children, providing support for staff in ensuring that they have the confidence and the knowledge to fulfil their roles when keeping children safe. I am an enthusiastic and optimistic person who loves to travel when I am not working. I live with my fiancé, Dave as well as my dog Milo and enjoy taking him out for long country walks. I enjoy the theatre, biking, eating out and socialising with both my friends and family.
Vicky Guest

Lead Supervision Consultant 07761510233

Hi, I’m Vicky Guest. I’m a qualified social worker with a background in Youth Offending and Substance Misuse before being the Designated Safeguarding Lead of a large primary school for 7 years where I introduced and delivered supervision. I am the lead supervision consultant at Schools Safeguarding and I am keen to support all school staff with safeguarding matters and staff wellbeing to ensure children get the right support at the right time.  I am married with a 1 year old son who is the apple of my eye, so I'm enjoying working part time at the moment to allow me to spend more quality time with him. I also have two fur babies, my cats, Talulah and Tabatha. We love having family days out whenever we can and we are keen caravanners, enjoying local weekends away and sometimes venturing further afield to the South of France! Any recommendations of good caravan sites are always welcome!
Wendy Rice

Supervision and Wellbeing Consultant 07851252347

My name is Wendy Rice and I have over 20 years experience of working with children and families. I am a qualified Social Worker and have spent the majority of my career working in front line Child Protection roles including being an Advanced Social Work Practitioner. I am a caring and compassionate person and I am passionate about supporting individuals whether that be through work, my family or friends. I am calm and logical at times of crisis and a creative thinker. I relish the opportunity to help people find solutions to challenges they may be facing. I have strong family values and these values guide me in both my professional and personal life. I love the seaside and spend any holidays in Cornwall, my favourite place to stay is a tiny fishing village called Coverack where ‘time stands still’. I enjoy spending time with friends and catching up. I love visiting tea rooms and country pubs. I enjoy reading and craft type activities which help me unwind. I am so thrilled to have joined the wonderfully supportive team of Schools safeguarding and look forward to working and meeting you in your individual settings.
Janet Crossley

Prevent Lead and Safeguarding Trainer 07761510227

My name is Janet Crossley and I joined Schools Safeguarding in September 2019. My early career was involved with fraud investigation before going into education over 20 years ago. My first role in education was as Head of Administration in a Further Education College, before making the move into teaching. I qualified as a teacher and began teaching in the college. I worked with a wide age range of students teaching information technology to 14-19 students in college and mature students in commercial settings and higher education. In 2008, I took up the role of Head of Student Services which included safeguarding. I knew from that point that safeguarding was the way I wanted my career to progress and having developed that role became Head of Safeguarding and Prevent. I have worked at both operational and strategic levels representing Further Education in Lancashire as a member of the Lancashire Safeguarding Partnership Board. In recent years I took the opportunity of a secondment to the Local Authority working in a Home Office funded post to support schools understanding and implementing the Prevent Duty. That opportunity gave me greater understanding of the extremism and radicalisation agenda and how individuals are drawn into terrorism. I am passionate about sharing this information with schools to support staff in understanding the requirements of the legislation.  When I am not working I love spending time with my family and friends, going on holidays, and I even manage to fit in the odd yoga class.
Katherine Mattock

Business Support Assistant and General Enquiries. 07761510229

My name is Katherine Mattock and I am the Business Support Assistant for Schools Safeguarding. This means that I run all the admin in the office; everything from taking bookings to issuing invoices and everything in between. I’m the first port of call for any enquiries or queries and love assisting school staff with their requests. I love to be organised which stands me in good stead for this role as each day brings something different. I help keep the rest of the team organised and make sure they have everything they need to provide the excellent training and support to all of you.  Outside of work I am mum to three children which doesn’t really leave me with much time for anything else, in fact I enjoy coming to work for a rest! If I do get any time I enjoy sewing and crochet or losing myself in a good book.