Provision of Alternative Learning Catalogue 2020
This is a catalogue of voluntary and community and private sector providers operating in the Gloucestershire area who are able to offer programmes of alternative education, mentoring, support services and activities. This catalogue has been developed as a resource tool to help schools and the local authority source information about organisations that are able to offer alternatives that may be suited to children and young people who
- are at risk of disengaging from mainstream education and would benefit from an adapted timetable
- require additional support to maintain their place in mainstream education and/or to re-engage in education
- require additional support during a negotiated transfer between educational settings
- are excluded from school on a fixed-term basis in need of additional support towards re-integration
Schools will be responsible for making their own arrangements for any alternative packages for their pupils. This will include reassuring themselves of the quality and suitability of any service, the monitoring and tracking of progress of individual pupils, value for money and if the provision meets the pupils’ needs. This directory does not remove or affect any of the statutory obligations and duties upon schools in relation to the provision of education. Any child or young person placed by a school in alternative education provision, either full or part-time, remains on the roll of that school and responsibility for delivering the full-time statutory education offer and all other duties in respect of that child remains with the school. Concerns about any provider must be highlighted and acted upon, with the Local Authority being informed as appropriate.