Alternative Education Network

Purpose

The network will ensure pupils attend good alternative education settings. Good alternative provision is that which appropriately meets the needs of pupils who require its use and enables them to achieve good educational attainment on par with their mainstream peers.

All pupils will receive a good education, regardless of their circumstances or the settings in which they find themselves. Provision will differ from pupil to pupil, but there are some common elements that alternative provision will aim to achieve, including:

  • good academic attainment on par with mainstream schools particularly in English, maths and science (including IT) – with appropriate accreditation and qualifications;
  • that the specific personal, social and academic needs of pupils are properly identified and met in order to help them to overcome any barriers to attainment;
  • improved pupil motivation and self-confidence, attendance and engagement with education; and
  • clearly defined objectives, including the next steps following the placement such as reintegration into mainstream education, further education, training or employment.