Monitoring and quality assurance of alternative provision placements
The Department for Education’s (DfE) statutory guidance on ‘Alternative Provision’ dated January 2013 details that, ‘Responsibility for the alternative provision used rests with the commissioner. The nature
of the intervention, its objectives and the timeline to achieve these objectives should be agreed and clearly defined.
Where Bradford schools commission alternative provision they understand their responsibility to undertake the initial and subsequent regular checks to ensure that the provision is safe and suitable – including for each individual pupil.
To support in this Bradford schools, in conjunction with Local Authority partners, have developed a Quality Assurance template to support those using alternative provision placements in their monitoring and quality assurance duties.
Quality Assurance Checklist - Template for schools