News

Mental health teams overlook excluded pupils

A new government initiative to support pupils’ mental health seems to be overlooking many excluded children. Research by the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Leading AP academy trust to close

A leading academy trust for excluded and vulnerable learners is to close and give up its seven schools after...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Vulnerable pupils falling through the cracks in AP ‘cold spots’

Data collection and tracking of how pupils are performing in alternative provision must be improved, a new report has...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
News

New free school bids round leaves AP out in the cold

The government’s latest free school wave does not allow applications for new alternative provision, despite a major pledge from...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Opinion

Gavin Williamson’s AP free schools promise won’t work unless…

The news that alternative provision (AP) will be a major focus of the free schools programme under the new...

John Dickens
CATH MURRAY
News

Spielman ordered sanction of off-rolling school

The chief inspector intervened to downgrade the Ofsted rating of a school found to have off-rolled pupils, Schools Week...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Timpson review to demand excluded pupils count in schools’ results

A landmark review of exclusions will demand the government revives plans to make schools retain responsibility for the results...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

‘Systematic failure’ lifts academy trust’s deficit to £2.4m

An academy trust in charge of schools for excluded and vulnerable pupils unknowingly racked up a £2.4 million deficit...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

AP school opens with just eight pupils

The first alternative provision school to be run in the UK by a major charity that believes in personalising...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter