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Alternative Provision

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The Albion Foundation offers alternative provision to young people in Key Stage 2 and 3. They can attend the charity’s provision throughout the week and the rest of their week is spent either at their mainstream school or another placement arranged for by their school.

A KS3 placement consists of a maximum of three days per week. The group sizes are small and the staff ratio is high which suits the type of pupils that are referred who are not coping in a mainstream setting. Prices for an Alternative Provision placement is £65 per pupil per day which includes lunch.

KS3 Time–Out aims to give young people the opportunity to have ‘Time – Out’ from their mainstream school. Often at risk of exclusion or in need of an alternative learning environment, young people are referred by their schools or Local Authority for a maximum of three months before a review meeting to discuss their placement.

A varied programme is delivered that aims to re-integrate young people back into mainstream school, providing a flexible provision in response to individual young people’s needs. This includes taking part in lessons such as English, Maths, PSHE, Art, Citizenship, Science and Media. Many of the lessons focus on positive changes in behaviour and attitude while preparing the young people for their return to mainstream education.

Primary Time-Out focuses on helping to reduce primary exclusion. Their primary provision allows schools the opportunity to refer pupils who are at greatest risk of exclusion for two days per week.

The Foundation has two Primary Time-Out groups, each with their own individual focus areas. The first group of the week has a nurture focus which runs on a Monday and Tuesday, whilst the second group focusses on behaviour which runs on a Thursday and Friday.

Both groups work towards successfully reintegrating pupils back into mainstream education, controlling behaviour and or emotions in a mature manner. Students take part in lessons such as English, Maths, Sport and Art.

For more information regarding The Albion Foundation’s Alternative Provision please contact