Alternative Provision – Our first year comes to an end

With the academic year coming to an end last week, our first full-time term and first year running the ‘school within a school’ program finished.

This term, we took on seven new AP staff to provide support to SEN (special educational needs) and SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) students from three different schools. We continued our partnership with the ATLP (Arthur Terry Learning Partnership) and worked at The Coleshill School. We also began our partnership with FMAT (Fairfax Multi-Academy Trust) where we worked with Bournville Academy and Smith’s Wood Academy, located at Erdington Academy.

Our work at The Coleshill School began in October 2021, where at different stages of the year we worked with years 7 to 11. Our main extra-curricular project with our students from Coleshill was working on the ‘Allotment’ near our AP classroom. The images below show the progress that we made from start to finish.

As part of our Fairfax partnership, we spent the final term of the academic year providing our services to Bournville and Erdington on a full-time basis.

If you follow us on social media (U-Educate on Facebook and LinkedIn), you’d have seen our weekly highlights of our program at Bournville. Program leader Jade made sure that the year 10 students were able to have a good mix of activities, combined with their core subjects.

Our AP at Erdington was for KS3 students from Smith’s Wood Academy, and was ran by our Project Manager, Ben. The staff at Erdington were able to provide a good mix of activities alongside English and Maths teaching, taking the students to cook and play various sports.

One of our main activities ran at both provisions was bringing in an external DJ, ‘DJ Gym’. The students made their own beats every Friday as an extra-curricular activity!

The term finished with some external visits to the driving range and Drayton Manor, below are some of the highlights from the term at Bournville.

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