Capita's 7th National Conference on Alternative Provision in Education - Tuesday 29th May 2012 - Manchester

The Government has confirmed its commitment to increasing the autonomy, accountability and diversity of alternative provision. New proposals set out by the Department for Education call for an overhaul of provision, including the introduction of alternative provision Free Schools and the conversion of the outstanding PRUs to Academy status in September 2012.

Manchester, United Kingdom, March 16, 2012 --( Capita’s 7th National Alternative Provision in Education Conference comes at a time of key developments for this sector, building on outcomes from the Alternative Provision Review.

Attend to improve outcomes for children at risk or already excluded from mainstream education and take the opportunity to learn from expert speakers and define clear success criteria at the outset.

Chair: Phil Roe, Strategic Lead on Education, Barnardo’s

Speakers Include:
- Audrey Swann, Senior Manager, Alternative and Complementary Education and Residential Service, Lancashire County Council
- David Moore, Former HMI
- Nathan Crawley-Lyons, Senior Manager for Alternative Provision, CfBT Education Trust
- Lorraine Thompson, Furness Inclusion Manager, Cumbria County Council
- Seamus Oates, Executive Headteacher, Bridge Academy
- Wendy Whelan, Headteacher, Derby Moor Community Sports College
- Paul Tinsley, Service Manager for Behaviour and Engagement, North Lincolnshire Council

Benefits of attending:
- Find out how pilot schools are taking forward the ownership and responsibility for excluded pupils’ education
- Hear from a Former HMI about ways of ensuring your alternative provision is outstanding
- Explore leading approaches to delivering successful alternative provision by embedding strict quality assurance processes
- Learn how to implement an effective commissioning model to meet the specific needs of individual learners
- Benefit from the experience of a pioneering partnership in setting up an Alternative Provision Free School
- Gain practical advice on how to develop an alternative curriculum to support disengaged students
- Draw on the experience of a social enterprise in applying innovative and efficient approaches to addressing the complex needs of young people to achieve better outcomes
Capita Conferences
Michael Gamble
020 7960 7720