Local Authorities

Meet the needs of every young person

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Trusted by hundreds of schools and local authorities, nationwide

Meeting needs of every young person is critical but there are increasing challenges within AP. We're here to help.

Overcoming Hidden Challenges

We recognise that trauma can impact a young person's capacity to handle stress, learn effectively and form relationships. Our approach addresses and relieves these underlying vulnerabilities.

Empowering Tutors

SEND Specialists work with tutors to offer strategies tailored to complex cases and individual needs, ensuring their work is impactful and facilitates the most effective learning experience.

Relational Learning Approach

Strong, nurturing relationships form the foundation for effective learning, fostering trust and providing the emotional security required for a young person to confidently explore new learning experiences.

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Working collaboratively with local authorities, schools, parents and young people


Local authority partnerships across the UK


Schools trust Targeted Provision tutors to deliver bespoke interventions


Young people supported


Provision that delivers outcomes

We provide a team around each young person, allowing tutors to establish a safe and nurturing space that extends beyond traditional education.

Specialist 1:1 & Group Support

Highly experienced teachers utilise a trauma-informed approach to provide personalised provision and mentorship.

Reintegration into Education

We support young people in their transition back into mainstream or special educational environments.

Complex SEND and SEMH

Our tutors and SEND Specialist Support Team have deep expertise in supporting young people with a variety of special educational needs, including those with acute SEMH needs, ADHD and ASC.

LAC & Out of County

Dedicated support for Looked After Children and those who have been moved out of county, ensuring continuity in their learning.

Examination Entries

We offer Functional Skills Qualifications in house. Through an external partnership, we can facilitate GCSE, A-Level and some vocational examination entries, empowering young people to gain vital competencies and certifications.

ESOL & UASC Support

Support where English is a second or additional language and a potential barrier to integration into education, work or society.

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Holistic, tailored support that goes beyond "tutoring"

Our tailored support considers young peoples’ unique needs and interests, striving for achievable and meaningful outcomes.

SEND Support Specialists
Our SEND Specialists and experienced tutors are adept at working with diverse needs and are committed to providing bespoke support.
Team Around the Child
Our experts form a tailored team that wraps around the individual to support holistic development.

Catering to the specific needs of every individual

All young people within AP generally have some form of additional needs - we provide a personalised, holistic approach to education and support.

Voice of the young person

We value the input of our young people and involve them in the creation of their own learning plans, empowering them to take control of their journey and aspirations.

Achievable outcomes

By prioritising individual needs and interests, we set realistic and meaningful targets that enable our young people to see tangible progress in their learning journey.

A duty of care

We take a child-centred approach to safeguarding, keeping the child in focus when making decisions about their lives and working in partnership with them and their families.

Led by what works

Our methods are not static. We continuously monitor, assess, and adapt our strategies based on the changing needs and progress of each young person.

Why we’re different

Alternative Provision that goes beyond traditional tutoring

Tutoring Agencies
Mandatory training on ACEs and Latent Vulnerability
SEND Support Team
Part of PEP/EHCP review meetings
Engaged with Ofsted and DfE to drive safety standards
Led by Relational Learning
1:1 and group sessions
Relational Learning
In-house SALT
Online and in person
Employed teachers
YP can enrol in exams
Focus exclusively on vulnerable young people

Building trusting relationships

Tutoring that is transformative, not a gap filler

“Targeted Provision really put students' needs first and try to accommodate tutors' situations at the same time. I highly recommend both for students and for tutors.”



"Targeted Provision are now our 'go to' for all our 6th day provision offer. The quality of the reports are superb and your tutors are excellent."


Specialist Teacher, Virtual School

"We are all delighted with the tuition Targeted Provision has provided, and I speak on behalf of the AP team, mum and the young person himself. Targeted Provision have responded to our needs so professionally and this brief intervention has made the young person's transition into school so much easier."


Section 19 Commissioner

"Targeted Provision are truly brilliant at all they do - I cannot praise them highly enough."


Virtual School Headteacher

“I have regular students with whom I have built great working relationships, and who are an excellent match for my skills.”



“Targeted Provision genuinely care about the needs of the children and always ensure they provide you will all relevant information prior to assignments.”



"Right Tutor, right child. This is why we work with Targeted Provision."


SEND Commissioner

“I have never seen my son achieve the results that he is currently achieving. His motivation and self-esteem is improving and his eagerness to learn has improved immensely.”



"Targeted Provision have taken on a lot of our most complex cases. Most of the young people they support are Children in Need and their expertise is very valuable."


Local Authority SEND Officer


What makes Targeted Provision different to a tutoring agency?

At Targeted Provision, we have spearheaded a step-change for vulnerable learners in England. In the face of growing challenges in the UK's education sector - such as a shortage of appropriate school places, a lack of available professionals, and a marked increase in young people missing education due to unmet SEMH needs - we saw a pressing need for transformation in Alternative Provision.

We provide a supportive, understanding, and tailored educational environment for young people facing adversity. We are led by the principles of trauma-informed practice and the profound impact trauma can have on a young person's ability to learn, grow, and engage with the world. Our approach considers these underlying vulnerabilities, providing a supportive educational environment tailored to address and alleviate them. We are here to help young people transition into needs-appropriate provision, empower them to take control of their educational journey, and support them in developing resilience and self-regulation skills.

Our tutors are qualified teachers, with extensive experience supporting young people with SEND. Every tutor is also paired with a SEND Specialist from our central Support Team, who oversees each lesson, offers strategies tailored to individual needs and consistently monitors and report the attendance and progress of each young person referred to us. Our Support Team are also available to participate in EHCP/PEP/Strategy meetings and collate evidence for EHCNA applications when needed.

We can also offer examination entries (including GCSEs, A-Levels and Functional Skills) and post-16 life-skills packages, equipping young people with practical skills vital for work, learning and life. Additionally, we deliver English as an Additional Language (EAL) support for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC), ensuring they feel seen, understood and supported in their educational journey. We also maintain out-of-county consistency, providing reliable support regardless of county barriers.

In brief, young people referred to TP receive much more than just tuition. They receive comprehensive support from trauma-informed professionals who take into account their individual circumstances, experiences, and emotional needs. This support empowers them with the confidence and emotional security needed to explore new learning opportunities and take positive steps in their educational journey.

Do you require us to refer a minimum number of young people to you for support, and do you have a minimum length of referrals?

We exist to meet the needs of young people and have no requirement for schools or Local Authorities to make a minimum number of referrals. We know that things can change last minute for a young person, and therefore will never ask for a minimum length for a referral either.  We do, however, know that our support is most impactful when delivered over several hours in a week, so will prioritise supporting young people where requests are made for 2 or more hours per week. 

Can I speak to another school or Local Authority that you work with to learn about their experiences of partnering with Targeted Provision?

Absolutely!  We work with 150 Local Authority teams / 450 schools and would be delighted to put you in touch with some of our current partners. Please get in touch with us to arrange this. 

What is your approach to safeguarding children and young people?

We demand strict safeguarding at Targeted Provision, adopting a child-centred approach and promoting the welfare of every child and young person. This approach means keeping the child in focus when making decisions about their lives and working in partnership with them and their families. Anyone working for, or on behalf, of Targeted Provision will demonstrate relevant Safeguarding Training to Level 2 as a minimum. You can read our full Safeguarding Policy here.

Still have questions?

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