Bradford Alternative Provision Academy and Park Aspire provide education for pupils permanenlty excluded from school.
Both providers work with schools who wish to commissioned support for pupils, where they have capacity with places, to support pupils being directed off-site to improve behaviour. They may also be able to be commissioned to support with day 6 education
for suspended pupils, where they have capacity.
Park Aspire Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)
Kirsty Ratcliffe - Headteacher
Tel: 01274 735298
Fax: 01274 733795
Park Aspire is rated by 'Good' by Ofsted March 2020
Park Aspire’s primary focus is to provide education for KS2 and KS3 pupils who have been Permanently Excluded from their mainstream setting and then support them on their next educational pathway.
Assessment and Support
During the initial weeks after admission pupils will be assessed using the Symphony Assessment System which gauges pupils’ academic levels.
Assessment is also completed using the Social Emotional and Mental Health questionnaire that provides information around pupils’ needs and skills in areas including: approach to learning, skills for learning, social skills, self-awareness and self-control.
The Symphony Assessment System and the Social Emotional and Mental health questionnaire allow an initial understanding of a pupils’ skills and difficulties to inform the support required to develop their academic and social skills.
Pupil Voice is essential in supporting pupils’ placement at Park Aspire, which is gained through discussion with the pupil in completing a Pupil Profile. Pupil Profiles gain pupil voice on what they enjoy, what they dislike, what they find difficult, how
they can be supported within school, their aspirations and their views on the next steps on their educational pathway. Pupil Profiles give a clear insight into the wishes and desires of pupils and also some of the barriers that may inhibit progression.
During pupils’ placement at Park Aspire other assessments maybe initiated that are specific to individual needs. This may include assessment through specialist services such as: The Educational Psychology Team, Speech and Language Therapy, Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Service. Additional assessment will be initiated in liaison, and with the consent of, parents/carers whose input is essential in fully understanding their child’s skills and needs.
Bradford Alternative Provision Academy
Richard Bottomley - Headteacher
Tel: 01274 491986
Fax: 01274 619050
Bradford Alternative Provision Academy (BAPA) is a split-site AP Academy for pupils who have been permanently excluded.
At the last inspection by Ofsted in February 2015 (Bradford Central PRU inspection) was judged to be outstanding in all key areas.
Aireview and Jesse Street provide a total of 65 places across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
Support and Assessment
The main focus of BAPA is to provide education to those pupils who have been permanently excluded and to support them into their next educational setting following the exclusion.
On induction all students complete a PASS survey (Pupil Attitude to Self and School) to reflect their current thoughts with regard to themselves as a learner and their perception of the role of school in their lives. They also complete a WRAT test, which
is the Wide Ranging Achievement Test. This is a norm referenced screening test that measures basic academic skills that are needed for effective learning, communication and thinking. Whilst the Alternative Profession (AP) Specialist Task Force, made up of
a number of cross service professionals, is working at BAPA students also complete a Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) assessment. The SDQ is a short behavioural screening questionnaire for children aged 3 to 16 that is used to assess children’s
Throughout the pupils' placement at BAPA there may be other assessments that take place based on individual need. Some of these assessments may be conducted by the school, or members of the AP Specialist task force or by specialist services with parent/carer
agreement where required.
Liam Gordon – Head of Centre
Tel: 01274 585318
Fax: 01274 596879
Jesse Street Site
Debbie Hudson – Head of Centre
Tel: 01274 491986
Fax: 01274 548343