The Behaviour Tsar, Charlie Taylor, has published a review of Alternative Provision. The report recognised and celebrated the excellent provision for children and young people in pupil referral units. The report also recognised the barriers for PRU teachers and difficulties for children when information is not shared effectively. The report did not recognise the types of alternative provision made for children with medical needs and did not investigate provision for home and hospital education. Most of these services are currently subject to relentless re-organisations.
The report recommended measures for steering school improvement, such as Academy conversion, which the NUT does not think are necessary, or evidence based. Read the full NUT response to the Taylor Report on Alternative Provision here and the General Secretary’s letter to Charlie Taylor here.