The Centre for Social Justice set out on a mission in 2020 to find out what the characteristics of a good quality alternative provision are. Their research identified the strong need for a framework to measure the efficiency of  each alternative provision available.

Over the last year, R.E.A.L. has proudly been contributing to their research, which has now concluded in a new, national Alternative Provision Quality Toolkit. 

This toolkit is designed to change the way Alternative Provision is understood, evaluated and how it can be improved.

Kay Carter, Head of Safeguarding and Standards at R.E.A.L., participated in the project and said: “This has been a really important piece of work for us, as we have always strived to improve the quality of our own AP provision as well as working closely with our external providers too.”

You can read their findings and review the full toolkit here.