Key Points
  • Explore methods to Navigate Ofsteds new framework and strategies to achieve an Outstanding rating
  • Establish effective multi-agency partnerships to ensure a fully integrated approach
  • Understand contextual safeguarding and young peoples experiences beyond their families to ensure effective support of pupils with complex needs
  • Explore technologies that remove barriers to learning, empower young people and increase attainment for those outside mainstream education
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Overview

Confirmed Speakers

  • Sarah Dove, President, PrusAp
  • Christopher Bruce, Executive Headteacher, Keyham Lodge and Millgate Schools’ Federation *Ofsted Outstanding*
  • Amy Smith, Head of School, Wey Valley College *Ofsted Outstanding*
  • Catherine Murray, Programme Lead, Alternative Provision, The Centre for Social Justice
  • Graeme Duncan, CEO, Right To Succeed
  • Tim Judge, Senior Programme Manager, National Literacy Trust
  • Cllr Dr Lynn Moore, City Councillor, Leicester City Council
  • Elspeth Bunker, SEND Officer, West Sussex County Council
  • Philip Haslett, Head of Education, Strategy and Development, Gloucestershire County Council
  • Julie Keating, Education Access Manager, Essex County Council
  • Jeremy Dodd, Head of School, The Academy of Central Bedfordshire
  • Peter Morrison, Head of Key Stage 3, The Academy of Central Bedfordshire
  • John Ashcroft, Research Director, Relationships Foundation


Westminster Insight’s Alternative Provision Conference will explore innovative approaches to support pupils in AP through COVID19 to ensure a smooth transition back to education. You will also learn about ensuring quality assurance beyond Ofsted, and how to effectively commission services and utilise budgets to improve AP Provision.

Hear from leading voices in the sector, including PRU’s with Ofsted ‘Outstanding’, as well as the Centre for Social Justice’s IntegratED project, which aims to trial new approaches to preventing ‘off-rolling’ and improving the quality of AP.

We will also have a specific focus on establishing relationships with families and how to form strategic partnerships, contextually safeguard and ensure a fully personalised support mechanism for young people in AP.

Join your peers to explore innovative approaches to improve literacy skills and how to maximise the use of emerging technologies to help support students improve attainment.

Agenda
Start

09:00 - 09:05
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Sarah Dove President, PRUsAP

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09:05 - 09:25
The Importance of Early Intervention Strategies and Preventing ‘Off-Rolling’

 
  • Identifying the reasons behind the rise of school exclusions and exploring solutions
  • Sharing best practice on early intervention strategies to prevent escalation of behavioural issues 
  • Understanding the IntegratED project and identifying new approaches to reducing inappropriate exclusions and improving the quality of alternative education

    Questions and Discussion 09:25-09:35

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Catherine Murray Programme Lead, Alternative Provision, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)

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09:35 - 09:55
Case Study: Exploring how Wey Valley College achieved an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’

 
  • Discussing key aspects of the new 2019 Ofsted Framework and how this synergises with Alternative Provision 
  • Understand how Wey Valley College PRU moved from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’         
  • Preparation before the visit, on-the-day and how to retain high standards
Questions and Disucssion 09:55-10:05

Speakers

Amy Smith Head of School, Wey Valley College *Ofsted Outstanding*

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10:05 - 10:25
Case Study: Keyham Lodge and Millgate Schools' Federation

 
  •  Discussing key aspects of the new 2019 Ofsted Framework and how this impacts with Alternative Provision 
  • Navigating Ofsted as an AP to achieve outstanding outcomes for students     
  • Preparation before the visit, on-the-day and how to retain high standards
Questions and Discussion 10:25-10:35

Speakers

Christopher Bruce Executive Headteacher, Keyham Lodge and Millgate Schools’ Federation *Ofsted Outstanding

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10:35 - 10:55
Contextual Safeguarding and Ensuring Personalised Support for Young People in AP

 

  • Understanding the full impact that COVID-19 will have on the most vulnerable pupils in AP
  • Identifying and understanding the full context of vulnerability for young people such as their neighbourhood, school, peer group and home 
  • Building and forming emotionally healthy relationships between parent and child, teacher and pupil, and manager and employee 
  • Establishing links and relationships with families to prevent behavioural issues escalating 
Questions and Discussion 10:55-11:00

Speakers

Ben Gibbs Head of Programmes, Relationships Foundation

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11:00 - 11:20
Intermission

 

11:20 - 12:10
Panel Discussion: Establishing Effective Multi-Agency Partnerships to Ensure a Fully Integrated Approach

 
  • Exploring the role of wider role of local authorities and children services following the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Working with other Local Authorities to Share Practice and Improve Provision for Children with SEND 
  • Assessing the rise of Elective Home Education, and where they lie in the AP and Local Authority partnership 
  • Effectively commissioning AP by forming strategic partnerships to respond to local demands 
  • Establishing leadership across multi-sites and making it work

Speakers

Councillor Dr Lynn Moore City Councillor for Leicester City Council and an Educational Psychologist

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Julie Keating Education Access Manager, Specialist Education Services, Essex County Council

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Philip Haslett Head of Education, Strategy and Development, Gloucestershire County Council

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Elspeth Bunker Special Needs Officer, SEN Consultant & School Improvement Executive, SENDCAS

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12:10 - 12:30
Case Study: How the National Literacy Trust works with the Sports Industry to Improve Children’s Literacy in Alternative Provision

 
  •  Building partnerships with external agencies to help improve outcomes for students
  • Using the excitement of football and the star power of the Premier League to inspire and motivate children to improve their literacy
Questions and Discussion 12:30-12:40

Speakers

Tim Judge Senior Programme Manager, National Literacy Trust

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12:40 - 13:00
Case Study: Right to Succeed

 
  • Data regarding the underlying issues driving exclusion in nearly 40 schools 
  • How schools are responding to this data 
  • Early signs of progress in driving greater inclusion
Questions and Discussion 13:00-13:10

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Graeme Duncan CEO, Right To Succeed

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13:10 - 13:30
Exploring Helpful Technologies that Support Children in AP Settings

 
  • Exploring what technologies are out there that enhance the learning of pupils in PRUs 
  • Becoming responsive and proactive, not reactive, regarding behavioural issues
  • Changing staff cultures to help maximise the benefits of these technologies        
  • Understanding the HUB tool (Holistic tool to Understand Behaviour)

    Questions and Discussion 13:00-13:40

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Peter Morrison Head of Key Stage 3, The Academy of Central Bedfordshire

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Jeremy Dodd Head of School, The Academy of Central Bedfordshire

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13:40 - 14:00
Quality Assurance of PRUs and AP, beyond Ofsted

 
  • Developing a sense of understanding of children’s needs beyond the curriculum  
  • Not just behaviour for learning but raising ambition and aspiration of pupils          
  • Improve engagement and learning outcomes by providing pupils with a contextualised sense of purpose  

    Questions and Discussion 14:00-14:10

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Sarah Dove President, PRUsAP

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14:10 - 14:15
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

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Sarah Dove President, PRUsAP

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End

Speakers

Christopher Bruce Executive Headteacher, Keyham Lodge and Millgate Schools’ Federation *Ofsted Outstanding

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Elspeth Bunker Special Needs Officer, SEN Consultant & School Improvement Executive, SENDCAS

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Jeremy Dodd Head of School, The Academy of Central Bedfordshire

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Sarah Dove President, PRUsAP

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Graeme Duncan CEO, Right To Succeed

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Ben Gibbs Head of Programmes, Relationships Foundation

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Philip Haslett Head of Education, Strategy and Development, Gloucestershire County Council

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Tim Judge Senior Programme Manager, National Literacy Trust

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Julie Keating Education Access Manager, Specialist Education Services, Essex County Council

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Councillor Dr Lynn Moore City Councillor for Leicester City Council and an Educational Psychologist

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Peter Morrison Head of Key Stage 3, The Academy of Central Bedfordshire

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Catherine Murray Programme Lead, Alternative Provision, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ)

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Amy Smith Head of School, Wey Valley College *Ofsted Outstanding*

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Bea Stevenson Head of Emotional Health at School, Family Links

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