Partners in Education

Community based alternative provision for education providers in the South West

Tuition | Mentoring | Education Support

Find out how we're doing things differently

Devon County Council say our services are 'academically rigourous' and value our excellent communication. That's why they choose us to support them with over 150 hours a week of tuition and mentoring services. 

We created our business to reflect the need we saw as teachers and former SLT and we know the pressures you're facing: from mental health challenges to persistent absence to the increasing accountability and workload for schools and senior leaders.

Book some time with us and find out how we can support your school.

Meet with Liz

The Timetabling Guru

Liz is our DSL and takes charge of everything HR, from contracts to Safer Recruitment to engaging new schools and students. 

She has a wealth of knowledge on our relational learning plans and safeguarding processes as well as having local knowledge of our tutors, mentors and their skillsets.

Liz can help you:

  • Find the perfect tutor match
  • Design the right student package
  • Organise all family onboarding and timetables

Meet with Sarah

Data, data, data

Every school needs to keep across their students' progress and students in AP are no different.

Sarah keeps the back office systems running, develops structures for lesson reporting, attendance reporting and keeps SENDCos, Inclusion Teams and parents informed and up to date.

Sarah can help you:

  • Understand why clients call our systems 'slick'
  • Meet your school's reporting needs
  • Set up the ideal communication path for you


"We have several students who are supported by Next Steps Education. Next Steps provide an excellent programme of tuition, their tutors are knowledgeable and professional.

We receive regular updates about lesson times and always have a thorough lesson report sent to us. These are really important details so that we feel secure in the safety of our young people when they are not on site."

Simon Robilliard, SENDCo Asst Head

Pilton Community College


Flexible Packages to Suit Your School

Letter of Assurance Available on Request

Qualified, experienced DBS checked teachers

Planning & Monitoring Covered

How we're innovating

We're always looking for ways to improve our school partnerships. Right now, we're:

Deep diving into persistent absence and building curriculum pathways to help you improve attendance

Developing live, remote registration to support schools with their national database responsibilities

Supporting our students with Functional Skills and Life Skills courses and qualifications