Opinion

Government needs to rethink the alternative provision census expansion

The government needs to stop and think before rushing into an expansion of the alternative provision census, argues Jen...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

How can schools better support young parents?

The government recently announced they will be collecting data on pregnant pupils transferred from mainstream to alternative schools from...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Pupils face postcode lottery for well-funded alternative provision schools

The quality of alternative provision for excluded pupils varies wildly across the country, and even between adjacent authorities, exclusive...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Pregnant? Offender? What the government wants to know about AP pupils

Explanations for why pupils are moved into alternative provision are to be centrally collected for the first time under...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Academy trusts spend millions on uninspected private alternative provision

Multi-academy trusts spend three times as much on private alternative provision as they do on local authority alternative provision...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
News

Children prefer teachers who build relationships, research shows

Children studying in alternative provision favour teachers who they think teach well, according to new research, a perception which...

Laura McInerney
Laura McInerney