14-16 Alternative Provision

Alternative Provision Programme


Progressions Team


The Progressions Team staff work with Sheffield schools in matching learners with alternative provision from within our Alternative Provision Network. The team are able to meet with learners, school staff and parent/carers to ensure that the learners are given information and guidance relating to the provision on offer.


In addition, we work closely with multi-agency workers to support the young people, help monitor attendance and achievements and work to seek solutions to day-to-day problems that may arise. The team also monitor contractual compliance and Quality Assurance of provision across the network.


Important changes for 2018-19


This academic year sees a re-launch of Intensive Re-engagement Programmes aimed at


  • Students struggling with the transition from primary to secondary education
  • KS3 students who have been permanently excluded or who are at risk of exclusion
  • These courses will be for a fixed period of 12 weeks and will be open to Y7 (Secondary transition) and Y8/Y9 students (KS3). The aim must be to re-engage these learners and re-integrate them back into mainstream schooling
  • Depending upon demand from schools, it is possible that we will shortly be tendering for intensive re-engagement programmes aimed at KS4 Prevention of NEETs


The Progressions Team is moving! From 6th August 2018 we will be based at;


Floor 9 North Wing

Moorfoot Building

Sheffield S1 4PL


We will let you know landline numbers in due course, but in the meantime we can be contacted on the following mobile numbers –


  • Malcolm Wigby (Progressions Team Coordinator) 07769 914 069
  • Sue Wraith 07833 480528
  • Daina Cummings 07753 904637
  • Kirsty Mell 07747 472000
  • Lindsay Smith 07837 915485






Download this file (AP Directory 2018-2019.pdf)AP Directory 18-19updated - A directory of all Alternative Provision opportunities across the network for 2018 2019
Download this file (AP Provider manual 2016-17.pdf)Provider ManualAn explanation for providers of all aspects of the Alternative Provision programme
Download this file (INCIDENT FORM 2016-17.doc)Incident Form 
Download this file (Provision Matrix 2017-2018.pdf)Provision Matrix 2017-2018.pdfupdated - AP Provision Matrix showing courses by providers
Download this file (PSO Links to Providers appendix 4.pdf)PSO Links to Providers appendix 4.pdfAppendix 4 PSO Links to Providers
Download this file (PSO Links to Schools appendix 3.pdf)PSO Links to Schools appendix 3.pdfAppendix 3 PSO Links to Schools
Download this file (Referral Form 2017-2018.doc)Referral Form 2017 2018updated - AP referral form for school to complete
Download this file (Safeguarding Children and POVA responsibilities 1.pdf)Safeguarding Children and POVA responsibilities 
Download this file (Safeguarding Policy 1.pdf)Safeguarding Policy 
Download this file (SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL FORM 2017 2018.doc)SCHOOL WITHDRAWAL FORM 2017 2018.docupdated - School withdrawal form 2017 2018
Download this file (Schools Manual 2016-17.pdf)Schools ManualAn explanation for schools of all aspects of the Alternative Provision programme

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