Alpha Plus was founded in 2000 by Jane and Richard Youdale who remain an integral part of the business. In May 2017 they passed the day to day management to Kevin and Emma Ryan who have been part of the Alpha Plus team for the last three years. Kevin and Emma continue to run the business to the founders' successful formula, working with their colleagues in providing an outstanding guardianship service. One of the things that makes Alpha Plus different is that all of the Alpha Plus team have a wealth of experience working in the UK’s independent schools sector and/or have sent their own children to these schools.
We make a point of visiting our students personally at least twice a term, and we are in constant communication with houseparents and tutors. We also pay regular calls on the host families and maintain liaison between them and the students' own families abroad.
We are proud that Alpha Plus was the first school-based guardianship organisation to have won accreditation with AEGIS. Alpha Plus upholds the high standards of professionalism expected by AEGIS and conforms fully with its requirements over safety standards, insurance and the monitoring of host families and the accommodation they provide.
The breadth of experience the Alpha Plus team has in the world of independent education means that we have built up a large, well developed network amongst the UK’s leading schools. This is particularly useful in advising both parents and their children about what being a pupil is like at these schools. We offer a fully bespoke service and focus on supporting your child in their school career to ensure that it is as happy and successful as possible.