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consultations

Here are the reports of the three group discussions around the literature review. These were held on June 4 and have now been checked with participants for accuracy. GROUP ONE:  We begin with one of the discussants from mainstream education stating that there should not be a separate sector of alternative provision. It is against […]

mapping alternative education by programme or purpose

Here are two more ways to think about alternative education: Thomson and Russell (2007) took a programmatic approach to mapping alternative provision suggesting nine different foci  and approach. This chimes with that taken by OfSTED (2011). Each of these programmes might then be understood by duration, enrolment and location. Nature of programme Type of activity Examples […]

defining alternative education

Official guidance to English schools about statutory requirements for the education of children under the school leaving age states that alternative education is … for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education; education arranged by schools for pupils on a fixed period exclusion; and pupils being directed […]