Supporting an Alternative Provision for SEND Students & Meeting the Needs of All Abilities

What is a SEND student and what is their need?

Students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are those who have additional educational needs that require extra support. These students might need more time to complete tasks, use special equipment, or be taught in a different way than the rest of the class.
The SEND student’s need is not just to be included in the classroom, but to feel accepted and valued by their peers. They also need access to resources and interventions that will help them succeed academically.

Evaluating the evidence for educational inclusion

Inclusion has been growing in popularity in recent years as a way to help children with disabilities. However, there is not enough research on the effectiveness of inclusion and whether it is necessary for all children.
Alternative Provision for pupils who are SEND

The goal of inclusion is to provide children with disabilities with the same opportunities as their peers without disabilities. Inclusive education can be found in many different forms, including an inclusive classroom, where students with and without disabilities are mixed together in one class, or a special education classroom with students only who have disabilities, or specialised schools that have both types of students but are designed for specific needs.
The evidence for educational inclusion is not conclusive because there has not been enough research done on the topic. Some studies show that inclusion does increase academic achievement for kids without disabilities but does not have any effect on kids with disabilities.

What are the benefits of alternative provision? 

Alternative provision is a form of education that caters to students with special needs. Alternative provision schools are designed to meet the needs of these students by providing them with an education that is tailored to their individual learning needs.

The advantages of alternative provision schools are:

-Improvement in academic achievement and attainment rates
-Reduction in exclusion from mainstream schooling
-Positive impact on social, emotional and behavioural outcomes

Parenting Young People attending an alternative provision

Parents should be aware of the implications and challenges that come with their child having an alternative provision school. They should also be able to provide emotional support, as well as guidance and encouragement.

It is important for parents to understand that the school will not be able to provide all of the care and support that their child needs. They will have to work on building a strong relationship with their child, which will help them in many ways.


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