Behaviour and Attendance Partnership

Alternative Education Framework

The Partnership maintains a framework of alternative education providers for use by secondary schools in Darlington. Providers can, subject to Partnership approval, apply at any time to enter the framework by completing the form below.

The framework is for use by schools where they are seeking alternative education for children and young people who are excluded from school or otherwise educated outside of the school setting.  It does not guarantee that any services will be commissioned by schools.

Schools and Alternative Education Providers will be subject to the requirements in the Alternative Education Provider Handbook and the accompanying protocols.  Both parties are also required to have a service level agreement in place for each pupil placed.  All this information can be found at: 11-19 Collaborative Protocols

The catalogue below provides details of the programmes on offer. If schools wish further clarification of specific programmes they should contact the provider direct.

Any questions about the framework should be directed to Paul Richardson, Head of 16-19 (Learning and Skills), paul.richardson@darlington.gov.uk

Members of the Secondary Behaviour and Attendance Partnership Panel have agreed to adhere to the following protocols relating to the safeguarding of children and young people.