Alternative provision

‘Out of sight, out of mind’: The rise of unregistered alternative provision

Thousands of children are being educated in unregistered alternative provision where teachers require neither qualifications nor criminal record checks....

Jessica Hill
Jessica Hill
Ofsted

7 things you need to know about Ofsted’s thematic reviews of AP

Ofsted will not make judgments about AP from thematic reviews, but serious concerns could lead to further inspection

Amy Walker
Amy Walker
SEND review

SEND review: Tiered support package for alternative provision

Green paper proposes three-tier system focused on early intervention in mainstream schools

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Special schools left ‘begging’ councils for tax hike cash

One trust considers legal action over £400,000 loss, while council says it will scrutinise pay before handing out cash

James Carr
James Carr
News

Revealed: the 21 areas set for £15m AP taskforces to prevent crime

The government has confirmed the 21 areas set to receive funding under a scheme to prevent vulnerable pupils in...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

DfE report: Schools in big MATs shun moves to share responsibility for excluded pupils

Schools in large multi-academy trusts have “refused to engage” in efforts to make them more responsible for excluded pupils...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

AP settings to get £7m post-16 transition funding, but only for one year

Alternative provision settings will given up to £750 for each year 11 pupil to aid their transition into post-16...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Timpson exclusions review: the 7 things you need to know

The Department for Education is set to finally publish the Timpson review into exclusions today. The government has released...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Is this the real exclusions ‘scandal’ – leaving too many kids in mainstream?

How can the education committee claim the current level of school exclusions is too high, when no one even...

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