Education provision for pupils outside mainstream schools examined

21 November 2017

The Education Committee examines general issues surrounding alternative provision, including the reasons pupils are educated in alternative provision, the quality of teaching and the educational outcomes of pupils.


Tuesday 21 November, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Professor David Berridge, Professor of Child & Family Welfare, University of Bristol
  • Kiran Gill, founder, The Difference
  • Philip Nye, Researcher, Education Datalab 

The inquiry

This is the first evidence session of the inquiry into Alternative Provision. The inquiry fits in with the Committee's aims of promoting social justice by looking at ways of improving educational outcomes and life chances.

Alternative Provision is provided in settings such as Pupil Referral Units and educates pupils who are outside of the mainstream school system for a variety of reasons, such as school exclusion, school refusal or illness.

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