Alternative Provision

Alternative Provision and Enrichment Activities


Bailey Street Alternative Provision Academy uses a number of Alternative Provision Providers and Enrichment programmes to support and reengage pupils:

Alternative provision can be defined as something in which a young person participates as part of their regular timetable, sometimes away from the site of the pupil referral unit and not led by school staff.

Schools can use such provision to try to prevent exclusions, or to re-engage pupils in their education. Pupil referral units are themselves a form of alternative provision, but many pupils who are on the roll of a pupil referral unit also attend additional forms of alternative provision off site. (Ofsted 2016).

Before placing a pupil onto an alternative provision/enrichment programme we give careful consideration to the availability of provision, the extent to which the providers that are available can meet the needs of the specific pupil, the quality and safety of the provision, costs and value for money.

We maintain on-going contact with the provider and pupil, with clear procedures in place to exchange information, monitor progress and provide support.

SAAAB Through Sport.  Safeguarding Against aggressive Antisocial Behaviour Through Sport click here

We use Sport as a tool to tackle aggressive and antisocial behaviour to achieve our desired outcome, developing disciplined and well-integrated young people.

SAAAB Through Sport promote professional practice and encourage a proactive response to supporting young people to manage their own behaviour.”

Programme Topics

  • Learning how transfer concentration into the classroom
  • Understand what motivates you
  • Understanding from a teacher’s point of view
  • Social skills
  • Dealing with Aggressive and Antisocial behaviour
  • How are you seen by others

Music DJ Programme

The aim of this hands-on programme is getting young people introduced to DJing – on the decks.  Working on their emotion management and social skills is an imperative part of this programme and will be addressed through music.  This programme will cover everything needed to become a DJ.  Young people will learn how to count music, beat match by ear and learn how to record and analyse their performance. 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme

SAAABs unique approach of delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy engages young people to manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave.  Our CBT programme aims to help young people deal with overwhelming problems in with mental health being high on governments agenda this form of therapy has been shown to be an effective way of treating a number of different mental health conditions.


Bright Star is a not-for-profit organisation that uses boxing and education to empower vulnerable people to make positive changes to transform their lives.  click here

Our boxing academy, alternative education provision and community sessions all work together to drive our overall goal – supporting every single person to achieve.
We anchor every programme, every session and every single connection we make to our Bright Star values.

These are ARISE

Aspiration, Respect, Inspire, Self- Discipline and Empower

“We use boxing, education and mentoring to inspire, engage and connect. And we’re dedicated to drive achievement and positive behaviour changes in every young person referred to us. We offer alternative provision across Telford & Wrekin, Shropshire, Wolverhampton and the West Midlands”.

Pupils can achieve First Aid and Asdan Sports and Fitness level 2, moving onto Boxing Coaching and Mental Health Awareness. For pupils completing the above there is then the opportunity to gain a “Street first aid” qualification.

The course is structured around early intervention, mentoring, behaviour therapy and mental health awareness.

Available qualifications:

Bright Star Boxing Bronze Award

Bright Star Boxing Silver Award

Bright Star Boxing Gold Award

First Aid / Emergency Aid (Mini Medics)

Asdan Sports and Fitness

Mini Medics Mental Health Awareness


is a charity based in Stafford, which has been delivering the Princes Trust Achieve programme for the past 10 years in partnership with local churches in Stafford.  The Youth Net is a children and youth charity based in Stafford with a vision to see children and young people flourishing socially, emotionally, educationally and spiritually.​

We work towards our vision through a number of different school and community projects.

Certificate in Personal Development and Employability.

MECHANICS PROGRAMME – In House run by Pete Wyse

A bespoke in-house programme to introduce pupils motor vehicle maintenance and repair programmes.

We deliver through practical tasks and a hands-on approach to motor vehicle maintenance, covering a range of subjects to give pupils a greater understanding of the motor vehicle industry and the possible careers/study courses they can go on to post 16.

NAILS AND BEAUTY PROGRAMME – In House run by Laura Harold

Laura Harold a qualified beautician and owner of Laura’s Nail It Salon in Stafford works with a group of students each week.  As a successful business woman Laura is a fantastic role model for our young female pupils.

Using specialist hand and face manikins’ students learn how to perform a lash lift, apply cluster and individual lashes, nail art and a variety of facial treatments and make up application.

Introduction to Beauty therapy including

Nail Treatments/Skin care/Make up/Lashes

Raising aspirations and Inspiring post 16 options in the beauty Industry.


Francesco have devised a bespoke programme to give our pupils an introduction to barbering / hairdressing.

A 6 week one to one mentoring programme looks at hairdressing , careers and courses, practical work based skills and clipper cutting alongside mentoring and positive choices.  Francesco also offers one pupil a week a free wash and blow dry as a reward and wellbeing initiative.

Pupils attend Francesco Group Stafford Academy and FG Man for a taster course in Hairdressing/Barbering and gain hands-on experience of what it is like work in a hair salon.

Aspirations and next steps/ career development

Rewards/ nurture/ wellbeing – as per the course programme.

Sense of achievement – pupils will gain a certificate and recognition upon successful completion.

Catch22 click here

Is a social business, a not for profit business with a social mission. For over 200 years we have designed and delivered services that build resilience and aspiration in people and communities.

Missing from home or care services identify reasons for young people running away and provide support. Our services also prevent or stop child exploitation, raise awareness amongst young people and provide training for professionals, parents and carers.  Gangs and Violence Reduction – Catch22 works nationally to address the multiple and complex issues that can lead to gang involvement. People engage best with a service that operates flexibly, so we offer a responsive and needs-led service, focusing not on the behaviour but its cause.


Our services cover the spectrum of youth justice, from crime diversion and prevention through to intensive supervision and surveillance and reparation. We aim to prevent first-time entrance into the criminal justice system, intervene when young people have committed an offence.

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