Secretary of State Justine Greening recently answered questions in parliament about Loic’s recent blog on alternative provision. The blog included reflections on the launch of The Difference and recommendations from our 2015 report ‘The Alternative Should Not Be Inferior’. Last week, Bart built on this in his response to the education select committee’s call for evidence on alternative provision and argued that:
- The DfE should establish an ‘avoiding exclusion’ fund to provide extra support for children at risk of exclusion, Bart highlighted our recent work with marginalised groups including GRT pupils, homeless young people and pupils with SEND.
- Multi academy trusts must offer a variety of support services for children with behavioural problems
- The DfE should invest in recruitment and CPD for teachers working in alternative provision