14-16 Alternative Provision

Alternative Provision Programme


New Referral Form now available for Download - V2 September 19 


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


Please download our AP Directory below for 18-19 to view the range of placements available.  If you have any questions, or would like to speak to a member of the Progressions Team, please contact us on the relevant numbers below.


Note for parents and guardians - all enquiries should be made via your child's secondary school.


*UPDATE You can now contact the team on the following landline and mobile numbers;



Job Title

Working Days

Telephone Nr

Mobile Nr

Daina   Cummings

Team   Co-ordinator

Monday – Friday

0114 229 6185

07753 904637

Malcolm   Wigby

Placement   Support Officer

Monday -   Friday

0114 229 6157

07769 914069

Sue Wraith

Placement   Support Officer

Tuesday -   Friday

0114 229   6133

07833 480528

Lindsay   Smith

Placement   Support Officer

Monday, Tuesday   AM, Wednesday

0114 229   6185

07837 915485


 The Progressions Team are now based at; Floor 9 North Wing, Moorfoot Building, Sheffield S1 4PL


Download this file (AP Calendar 2018-19.pdf)SCHOOLS & PROVIDERS - AP Calendar 2018-2019AP Calendar - Term and Holiday Dates, and dates for your diary
Download this file (AP Directory 18-19 V2.pdf)SCHOOLS - AP Directory 18-19 - version 2A directory of all Alternative Provision opportunities across the network for 2018 2019
Download this file (AP Provider manual 2016-17.pdf)PROVIDERS - Provider ManualAn explanation for providers of all aspects of the Alternative Provision programme
Download this file (AP Provider Matrix 18-19.pdf)SCHOOLS - AP PROVIDER MATRIX FOR 18-192018-19 AP Provision Matrix showing courses by providers and days of provision
Download this file (AP Referral Form 2019-20 V2 18.09.19.doc)SCHOOLS - NEW for 2019 -2020 AP Referral Form V2 (updated Sept 19)2019-20 AP referral form for school or referring agency to complete
Download this file (AP Referral Process.doc)SCHOOLS & PROVIDERS - AP Referral and Withdrawal ProcessStep by Step AP Referral and Withdrawals process and timescales
Download this file (INCIDENT FORM 2018-19.doc)PROVIDERS - Incident Form - updated 14.11.18updated Incident form 2018-2019 - Provider to complete
Download this file (PROVIDER WITHDRAWAL FORM 2018-2019.doc)PROVIDERS - Provider Withdrawal Form 2018-2019Provider request to end a placement - please complete and return to ECT inbox
Download this file (PSO Links to Schools - Appendix 3 - 18.03.19.pdf)SCHOOLS & PROVIDERS - PSO Links to schoolsAppendix 3 - UPDATED PSO links to schools - Effective from April 2019
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 V2.doc)SCHOOLS - Withdrawal Formupdated - School withdrawal form 2017 2018 V2
Download this file (Schools Manual 2016-17.pdf)SCHOOLS - Schools ManualAn explanation for schools on all aspects of the Alternative Provision programme

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