Alice Nelson

Alice joined Action Tutoring in August 2019 as the Programme Coordinator for Sheffield, before becoming the Northern Programme Manager in the following year. Alice is now Head of Programmes (North).

As a Head of Programmes (North), Alice is responsible for managing three Programme Managers (who oversee our programmes across Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool and Chester). Alice has oversight of programme delivery, school relationships and school recruitment across the North and the Midlands.


I love talking to schools about the great work that we do and encouraging them to partner with us. I also love being able to visit programmes, sometimes to tutor, sometimes to talk to our pupils and tutors, and often to receive feedback from school leaders. Knowing that we are making a difference daily is inspiring. Having fantastic colleagues that I work with across the country makes hard work really enjoyable too.

As an organisation, I think one of our key strengths is our agility. Over the past few years we have worked hard to support our pupils in a post-pandemic world, changing systems and developing online tutoring to provide the best tutoring we can. We have recently started to work with schools outside of our core regions. I’m excited by the prospect of being able to reach more rural communities in the future, that aren’t always offered external interventions such as tutoring.

I really value our Team Days where we have a chance to work really collaboratively across all departments, and socialise with colleagues who we don’t work with on a day-to-day basis!