Alternative Provision

Interventions 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.

BRIGHT STAR Boxing – In House

Intervention aims/purpose

  • Provides an element of class room-based learning to improve literacy and numeracy.
  • Provides increased physical activity to support pupils with emotional dysregulation difficulties and/or ADHD traits

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, using boxing, education and mentoring to inspire, engage and connect.

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


MECHANICS PROGRAMME – In House run by Pete Wyse

Intervention aims/purpose

  • Provides an opportunity to build self-esteem through practical activity.
  • Develops disciplinary literacy skills in oracy, reading and writing.
  • Provides interest led learning – especially for pupils with ASC traits

A bespoke in-house programme to introduce pupils motor vehicle maintenance and repair programmes. Pete’s area of expertise is engaging young people at risk of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and supporting them in a practical, active environment to gain experience and help them feel more confident in applying post 16 to study courses in Motor Vehicle Maintenance.

Pete delivers 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 they may wish to go onto.

Pupils are also taught useful life skills such as the importance of regular maintenance and inspections that can help ensure that a vehicle is operating safely and efficiently. A vehicle which has defective steering, brakes or tyres, or one that’s in a dangerous condition overall, is one that a driver is not truly in control of, and which could lead to a serious accident.


Nails and Beauty programme In House – run by Laura Harold

Intervention aims/purpose

  • Interest led learning to engage girls with low self esteem and emotional dysregulation difficulties.
  • To provide mentoring and advice in a relaxaed environment to support pupils with sensory and anxiety difficulties

Laura Harold a qualified beautician and owner of Laura’s Nail It Salon in Stafford works with a group of students each week. 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. As a successful business woman Laura is a fantastic role model for our young female pupils – raising aspirations and Inspiring post 16 options in the beauty Industry. Nurture/drop-in sessions for welfare also offered.

Available qualifications – Unit Awards:

  • Introduction to Beauty therapy including
  • Nail Treatments/Skin care/Make up/Lashes


We have devised a bespoke programme to give our pupils an introduction to barbering / hairdressing.
A 6 week one to one mentoring programme that looks at hairdressing , careers and courses, practical work based skills and clipper cutting alongside mentoring and positive choices.

Pupils will gain a certificate and recognition upon successful completion.

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