Marion LeTorey

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Lee Bensley

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Sarah Poyser

Sarah is a busy mum to five girls and has 2 beautiful grandchildren, she is the owner of her own parcel delivery business based in Barnstaple.

Sarah is the Centre manager at Next Steps and works hard to keep everything running smoothly whilst continuing to push the growth of the organisation over the different sites we have had the pleasure of acquiring in our short time.

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Gary Keen

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Donna Squires

Donna is the parent of one of our learners, Jack. Jack has complex needs which requires round the clock care, as a parent it's important for Next Steps to learn from the Parents and Carers of the young people we work with.

Although Donna is very busy she is a valuable Assistant Manager at our Charity Shop, Friends of Next Steps Development, 52 Boutport Street and she always manages to support and plan any events that we have going on.

Damian Boland (Training Manager)


Damian has spent over a decade in the care and support industry in a variety of roles. These have ranged from secure services for adults to working with children who present with Learning Disabilities and/or present on the Autistic Spectrum.

He has managed several organisations during this time and was instrumental in developing a follow-on service for children moving into adulthood services. One of the first of its kind in Manchester.

Damian went on to study teaching/tutoring for health & social care and became an assessor for this field. One of the specialist areas was to teach functional skills to those who had learning difficulties as a Learning Support Tutor, an area he enjoys up to today. Damian has extensive experience in developing learning tools and strategies, using accelerated learning techniques to embed knowledge and understanding.

Damian come to Next Steps Development in August 2018 as Training Manager. He heads up the Training Department and AQA.


Next Steps Development

Registered Charity: 1182222

Vicarage Lawn, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7BN

01271 314413

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