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Reply To: Local authority assurance monitoring visit

Sarah Buckley

I’ve followed up re: assurance monitoring for alternative provisions with RCSLT. The advice is to share the actual wording from the Green Paper that describes alternative provision and identify how this is different to Speech and Language Therapy:

“Alternative Provision: Education arranged by local authorities for pupils who, because of exclusion, illness or other reasons, would not otherwise receive suitable education; education and support arranged by schools, including for pupils receiving targeted support in their mainstream school; pupils being directed by schools to off-site provision to improve their behaviour; and provision for pupils on a fixed period exclusion. When we reference state place-funded alternative provision, we mean alternative provision receiving £10,000 per place from a local authority or the Education and Skills Funding Agency, comprised of all Pupil Referral Units, alternative provision academies and alternative provision free schools.”

Kind regards,