All children have the right to education. Most children are able to receive that education in a school setting.
Some children, however, are unable to access their education within the school environment. This may be for a variety of reasons; long term illness, mental health issues or behavioural challenges. Children may have an EHCP or be a looked after child waiting for a school place.
Alternative provision gives children the opportunity to receive an education in a setting that is tailored to their needs. A tuition session can range from 1 to 3 hours per day and runs over 5 days a week during school hours. These will either take place in the students home or within a public space (such as a library). As a response to COVID-19, this is also able to take place online.
The sessions are always linked to the National Curriculum objectives.
At the start of the tuition, each student will sit a baseline test (appropriate to their year group or current age-related attainment level). This will enable subsequent sessions to be planned at an appropriate level.
At the end of each week a report is prepared for each student covering the learning from the week, any achievements and any challenges or points for development.
Students receive both a termly status report on their learning and achievements as well as an end of year report.